St. Tropez Photographer. My tips and tricks in St. Tropez with some beautiful photos as well!

Hello all! It’s snowing in Paris at the moment and that got me thinking about the summer. Then I remembered this sun drenched photoshoot that I did in St. Tropez last summer and I knew that I had to post the photos. I am desperate for a little UV love, and if you are too than you will love these photos of professional model and TV presenter India Weber. I can’t wait for summer 2018 to arrive. I love shooting in St. Tropez. Normally, when I have a shoot there, I plan a little in advance, hoping to be able to spend some leisure time walking around the small streets, shopping in the charming little market, and eating ice cream in the port. St. Tropez is one of my favorite summer spots! It’s a 2 hour drive from Nice and is not accessible by train, but it’s worth the hassle (and the traffic) getting there. Once you park and you get out of the car you feel really at ease there. Life moves slower. Unlike other places on the French Riviera, St. Tropez is a truly southern town. Nice, Cannes and Monaco are all weird tourist hybrids that have in some way sold their identities to the booming tourist industries. But not St. Tropez. St. Tropez stays stubbornly St. Tropez despite the bling bling and the jet set. Here are some of my favorite spots in St. Tropez in case you plan on making a visit this summer. 

Restos:

BanH Hoi: for an amazing pan-asian experience. The food is light and tasty, which is perfect in the evening after a hot day. The atmosphere couldn’t be more charming: wedged in a tiny street corridor. The shady street keeps cool during the hot summer. It’s simply perfect. 

La Ponche: one of my favorite places to go for a great view, and truly authentic southern food without the fuss and glitz and glamour. This place has the charm of a family run restaurant and isn’t going to cost a million euros to eat well. 

L’Opera: on the opposite end of the town from La Ponche, and on the opposite end of the authenticity scale as well. This place is all glitz and glamour and overpriced, but that’s fun as well! Definitely a must do for a wild night out. Enjoy the show, you only live once!

Shopping:

Victoire: I love the summer selection here for men. They have the best summer scarfs around. YES American friends, you heard right, SUMMER scarfs, that’s a thing in France. 

Beaches:

La Cabane Bambou: my favorite beach on the far end of the Pampelonne Beach. The atmosphere is easy and relaxed. It’s not a flashy party beach like Bagatelle and it’s not star studded like Club 55. It’s more family oriented and chill, which is what you need if you’ve been partying too hard. 

To do:

St. Tropez is filled with bike paths around it. One of my favorite activities is to rent a bike. Most of the paths are in the shade and perfect even on a hot summer day. I love doing this, jumping in the sea, and then eating a big seafood meal afterwards. You will feel like a kid again in no time. I’ve rented from Blue Bikes several times with success.

has kayaks and paddleboards that you can rent by the hour and I’ve done it there several times. They have always been easy and nice to deal with. No reservation necessary just show up and ask. Kayak: Another favorite activity is to rent a kayak and lazily paddle around the bay of St. Tropez. It’s so simple and easy and with crystal clear water you will love looking at the sealife under you. The St. Tropez Windsurfing and Sailing School has kayaks and paddleboards that you can rent by the hour and I’ve done it there several times. They have always been easy and nice to deal with. No reservation necessary just show up and ask. 


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