Area & Activities...

Villa Tropez is well located for driving to beaches etc, by direct access to roads that run behind the main congested coastal route (from St Maxime to Pampelonne), avoiding most of the traffic that St Tropez is (in)famous for.

The sunny days are yours to enjoy, whether to purely lounge around the pool or soak up sunrays & cocktails at the beach clubs of Pampelonne Beach or Cogolin Plage

Take the water taxi from nearby Port Grimaud to St Tropez, avoiding coastal traffic

Explore St Tropez old town and the port by boat or foot

Dine at the excellent restaurants & bars

Or stroll through vineyards, sampling local cellar-door wines, then meander home…


Tues: St Tropez day market (am)
Wed’s: Cogolin bric-a-brac market (am)
Thurs: Plan de la Tour day market, La Croix Valmer night Market 7-11pm
Sat’s: St Tropez day market (am), Cogolin market at Mairie carpark


The Brigantin Boat Tel: 04 94 544 061
9 euros per person for a one hour boat trip, half price for children.
Victoria and Christophe are fantastic hosts and give a great commentary.
Daily trips as of 11am, up to 6 times a day. Boat is docked where tour starts outside Café de Paris on the main port of St Tropez.
A beautiful boat trip in the Bay of the billionaires. Commentary on the houses of celebrities, the prices of the yachts and the gossip of Saint-Tropez, the history of Saint-Tropez, the Citadelle (castle), Punch and Glaye beaches. They sail very close to the coast which is lovely for taking photos.

Or hire the Brigantin I for half a day (400 euros approx), to go fishing, or cruise around to Pampelonne or the islands.


Cycles Evasion. 61 Avenue Georges Clemenceau, Cogolin
+33 (0)4 94 54 71 13

Prairies Bike Rental. Situated in the Prairies Caravan Park. In Port Grimaud, past the main car parking for the ‘little’ Venice’ (worth having a walk around, lovely canals) Ph: +44 1179 353796

SCOOTER / MOTORBIKE RENTAL Holiday Bikes, on Geant Roundabout

HORSE RIDING Cogolin Tel: 06 11 81 11 32 Grimaud Tel: 04 94 43 24 09

GO KARTING Grimaud Tel: 04 94 56 00 12

CASINO Ste Maxime Tel: 04 94 55 07 00


Beauvallon (golf course on road towards St Maxime) on 04 94 96 16 98
Golf Course at Sainte Maxime on 04 94 55 02 02


Grimaud Tennis Club Tel: 04 94 56 41 88
St. Tropez Tennis Club Tel: 04 94 97 15 52


The ski resort area of Isola 2000 is approx 3 hra drive, with on average good snowfall conditions for the South Alps.


Beach (Plage) at Marines du Cogolin:

On Geant Roundabout, take St Tropez exit and follow as if going to St Tropez. You will see a sign “Marines du Cogolin” on the left, turn left there. It is just after a petrol station.
There are cafes and restaurants along the beach.


If wanting a full beach day, leave by 9.45am to miss most of the tourist traffic, or if wanting to do ‘aperitif’ at the day clubs, make your way there at about 4pm.

Directions: (to avoid hitting St Tropez traffic)
At Geant supermarket roundabout, take the 1st exit, and head towards Ramatuelle. At a roundabout just before Ramatuelle, turn left where there are signs for La Croix Valmer and Beaches/Plages.

There are many small roads leading off the main road onto Pampelonne Beach, depending which beach club you are heading for. All roads lead to public areas of the beach also.
Jet Ski – hire one and zip around the multi-million dollar yachts moored just off the beach. 60 euros for 20mins (20mins is enough for a good workout!) at the jet ski rental next to Club Tahiti (north end of Pampelonne beach)


The best – Aqualand at St. Aygulf, about a 45 minute drive. It’s north of St Maxime along the coast road, just before Frejus. It has dozens of water slides on the park, and go-karting next to it.

There is another Aqualand on a roundabout behind St Maxime, (follow signs for motorway behind St Maxime). This park is closer, but only half the size of the water park in St Aygulf.


A lovely afternoon or evening out is to walk through the cobblestone streets of one of the ancient hilltop towns of Grimaud, Gassin or Ramatuelle. Choose to eat in one of the many terraced restaurants lining the alleyways.


Auberge de la Mole (La Mole)
04 94 49 57 01 (set menu 55 euros, with all you-can-eat pates to start and marinated fruit to end, in grand pots)
On the right as you drive into the centre of La Mole village. A bustling dining room at the rear, and plastic terrace tables al fresco.

Restaurant/Plage de la Boullabaisse (St Tropez)
0494 975 400 Mains 20-35 euros
On the road into St Tropez, 1km before the town on your left. Great seafood. Gorgeous beach/bay setting, tables on decks (ask for a table outside) overlooking the bay. Fantastic for either lunch or dinner. On a private beach for kids to play on, highchairs available.

La Ferme LaDouceur (Gassin)
0494 792 495
Daily Set menu only (there is no a la carte menu), 45 euros for 3 course menu, unlimited wine. On the D61 between St Tropez and Ramatuelle. Great if you want to get drunk on free wine, but
beware - the wine is not the best quality. Lovely vineyard terrace setting, though quite touristy.

Restaurant Couleurs Jardin (Plage de Gigaro)
0494 795 912. Open all year
At Plage (Beach) de Gigaro, off the D93, between La Croix Valmer and Ramatuelle. Exotic decked setting on the beach, with a la carte European-fusion food. Main courses 20-30 euros.
They also have a takeaway pizza cabin to order and eat on the beach.

Restaurant L’Esquinade (Pampelonne beach south)
0494 562631. Open all year. Main courses 12-25
euros, & a free digestif: a huge bottle of Marc d’Provence plonked onto your table.
From Ramatuelle, take Route des Plages. After the roundabout below Ramatuelle turn right onto Phare de Camarat and follow signs for L’Esquinade. Situated right by the water at the very south end of Pampelonne. Relaxed beach-shack style, tables in the sand. Friendly family-run. Great inexpensive seafood dishes.

Restaurant La Reine Jeanne (La Mole)
04 94 150 083
(a la carte or choice of set menus 25 euros, 43 euros – great value for money). About 13 kms further on after La Mole towards Toulon. Look for a bastide building on the left with a sign out front. Gorgeous courtyard setting, with peacocks strutting around the grounds.

Café de Paris (St Tropez)
On port of St Tropez. A very popular bar to be seen in, with dining tables at the rear.

La Ferme du Magnan Terrasse (La Mole)
Ph (mains 25-46 euros)
On the N98, towards La Mole/Toulon.
Known as the one of the best restaurants in the sth of France for the food and the views (nice to know that the rest of France regards our terrace valley view, which is the same as the restaurant, as one of the best!). We saw President Sarkozy here dining with his entourage, celebrating his election victory.

Restaurant Le Pointu (Cogolin)
04 94 40 80 63
Adresse : 9 rue Carnot (mains around 15 euros)
150 metres from the Hotel de Ville parking, on the road towards Grimaud. Typical provencal meals in a nautical cavern setting, close to home.

Pizzeria Del Sol (Cogolin)
04 94 54 47 39
34 Rue Gambetta (Pizzas/pastas around 10 euros)
Known as the ‘friendliest place in the area’. A warm inviting little local restaurant. Bring in a baby photo of yourself, and get a free drink…


Club 55 (Pampelonne Beach, run by Patrice de Colmont) This and Nikki Beach are the best in regards to being the coolest day clubs on Pampelonne. Celeb spotting, tan topping up, and cocktail opportunities galore – try the Bloody Mary and Pina Colada.
Note: book weeks in advance if wanting a table/daybed reservation in the summer. If you have kids ask for a table in the garden/jardin, for more space. Tel: 04 94 55 55 55

Nikki Beach (Pampelonne beach) Fantastic at aperitif time (as of 4pm), people dancing on tables, getting thrown in the pool, amazing magnums of rose to be accompanied by a fruit or raw vegetable platter. Tel: 04 9479 8204

Tahiti Plage (Pampelonne beach). The favorite place of the desirables coming off their superyachts to landlubber for a bit. A live band and fashion show to entertain around lunch time. Child-friendly Tel: 04 94 9718 02

Quay West (Pampelonne beach). A good option if staying off season, as it is generally open all year round. Book ahead for any time of year. Tel: 04 94 79 86 58

Café de Paris Tel: 0494 970 056 Right in the middle on the port of St Tropez, overlooking the marina. Open year round. For a boutique bar experience stay at street level, and for a more local yachtie experience, walk through the pedestrian passage next to Café de Paris and go through a glass door on your right and up the stairs into Hotel Sube bar, on the 1st floor.


Les Caves du Roy (Hotel Byblos, in a street off the bouledrome in St Tropez) ‘The’ nightclub of Saint Tropez. Most of what you hear that happens in Saint Tropez, happens in here. Book in advance Tel: 04 94 56 68 00

VIP Room Another celeb spotting spot. Book in advance Tel: 04 94 97 46 06





Ph: +44 (0)79170 54321