La Gravette is the beach adjacent to the IYCA marina, under the old town’s ramparts. Also within walking distance from Port Vauban, towards Cap d’Antibes is La Salis Beach, with a watersport centre. Further in Cap d’Antibes is Plage de la Garoupe, with crystal clear water. There is also a nice several km long sandy beach stretch between Juan-les-Pins and Golfe Juan port Camille Rayon.
Parc Forestier de la Valmasque is a 427 acre forest situated just off Antibes, towards Sophia Antipolis. It is a very popular hiking and biking ground with an array of marked trails.
Top Cycle, located near Carrefour shopping centre (1630 Chemin des Combes), is the largest bike shop in the area. Owner and pro mountain bike rider Stephane speaks English. He is happy to share his local knowledge and organizes rides in the area. Choice of second- hand bikes and onsite repair services. Closed on Sun and Mon morning.
Tel: +33(0)4 93 74 08 03
Visit the vineyards: the whole region is famous for its locally produced wines. Several vineyards located around gorgeous estates can be visited and offer tastings.
La Tour de l’Evêque de Barbeyrolles 83580 Gassin
Beautiful property producing organic wines. Open to the public. Closed Sat-Sun off season and Sun only in season.
Tel : +33(0)4 94 56 33 58
Les Tennis d’Isa
Route des Tamaris
Plage de Pampelonne 83350
Charming tennis club - located on the road towards Pampelonne beach managed by the French ex- professional champion Isabelle Demongeot. Five concrete tennis courts and two beach tennis courts. Open 7/7 in season from 8am-9pm.
Tel: +33(0)6 14 39 97 65
Polo Club Haras de Gassin
Le Haras Route de Bourrian 83580 Gassin
Prestigious polo club located near St Tropez in a wonderful setting. Host of international polo tournaments and equestrian events during the season. Renowned polo school, nice onsite restaurant and clubhouse that can be rented for private functions.
Tel: +33(0)4 94 55 22 12
Grimaud Karting Loisirs
RD 61, Chemin des Blaquieres 83310 Grimaud
Local favourite outdoor go kart track. Open year round 7/7 10am-6pm and 7pm Fri-Sat.
Tel: +33(0)4 94 56 00 12
Paint Ball Family
Rond Point de la Foux RD 98 833310 Grimaud
Very popular paintball facility, open 7/7 year round, 10am-7pm and 10am to midnight in summer.
Tel: +33(0)6 23 70 03 33
Capitainerie du Port
83990 St Tropez
Padi 5star dive centre located close to the Capitainerie and offering a wide range of diving for all levels, including wreck or reef diving. Team of certified divers, very flexible, can customise any of their dives. Equipped with Nitrox and TEC REC. All speak English well. Also provide underwater services such as hull cleaning or anchor work. Manager Jean.
Cell: +33(0)6 01 10 02 97
Cell: +33(0)6 09 71 96 05 Jean
St Tropez is famous for its beaches. Close to the harbour, below the citadel is the quiet Plage des Graniers, with a nice beach restaurant. The world famous Pampelonne Beach is a long 5km stretch of fine sand, lined by trendy beach clubs.
It is quite wonderful to walk around the old town of St Tropez, explore its narrow streets and quaint plazas. Do not miss the legendary Place des Lices (lovely square, framed with plane trees and cafés), the Italian baroque style Église de St-Tropez quintessential landmark built in 1785 and the tiny La Ponche harbour. Walk up to the 17th century citadel that dominates the hillside and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the bay.