The Vieux Port is located in the heart of the town and is one of the most popular attractions in Saint Tropez.
The port’s history is rather interesting as it was first built and used for fishing, transportation of goods and passengers, and long-distance navigation. These were all activities which boosted and enhanced the port to be filled with merchant ships and warships by leaving aside local fisherman to performing their activities in quiet coves. It was not until the 18th century when this small fishing port was transformed into the marina we know today.
The port is surrounded by fishing boats, yachts, colourful houses, and many cafés with outdoor terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There are also several markets situated very close to the Vieux port such as Place aux Herbes and Halle aux Poissons. They all offer some of the best local products in the region.
Visit the Old Port, admire the luxurious yachts sitting by, and enjoy a beautiful and relaxing sidewalk through the promenade, at the water’s edge. You you will also spot many talented artists painting landmarks and sea view scenes of Saint Tropez.
Saint Tropez has also earned a luxurious reputation. This is why you will see many gourmet speciality food shops in the area of the Old Port. Take a moment and enjoy some Mediterranean bites in one of the most beautiful cities of the French Riviera. The old port is the ideal place to eat some fantastic seafood and discover local maritime history at the same time.
You can also take a walk close to the Môle Jean-Réveilla, a dock in the marina made of rocks. It extends from the port all the way to the sea whilst offering exceptional panoramic views of the beautiful coast and its surroundings.