With its cobbled streets lined with strings of festive lights, its bars and boutiques adorned with decorations and a pervading ambiance which would melt even the coldest of hearts, St Tropez is a magical place to spend Christmas.
And why wouldn’t it be? The picturesque port in the South of France, which is home to our extensive portfolio of St Tropez villas, is a pretty special destination all year round, so it comes as no surprise that a Christmas spent here is especially enchanting.
From the beginning of December, the town is a buzz with Christmas activities and tends to be rather busy with people flocking to St Tropez town centre to do their Christmas shopping in the plethora of luxury designer shops.
And for those who have shopped until they could drop, there are dozens of cafes and bars serving coupes of champagne or a warming glass of vin chaud to help them recover, and get them in the festive mood.
Christmas is a particularly special time of year for children, and families choosing to rent a villa with St Tropez House this December will not be disappointed. Each year, the town lays on a host of festive activities especially for children to ensure that their Christmas in St Tropez is one to remember.
This year, Christmas in St Tropez kicks off on December 6th, when the Christmas lights across the town are switched on. This joyful event signals the start of the holiday period in St Tropez and is highly recommended for those renting St Tropez House villas during December.
The outdoor ice-rink in the Place des Lices and the town’s Christmas village will also be opened on Thursday in an evening of celebrations and festive cheer which begins at 6pm.
Other highlights of Christmas in St Tropez this year include an exhibition of chocolate on December 14th to 16th which will no doubt appeal to the sweet-toothed amongst our St Tropez House clients, and an ice-skating show featuring Philippe Candeloro on December 15th.
But surely the pièce de résistance for big and small will be the arrival of le Père Noel by boat on Christmas Eve, making one of his last appearances before he jets off to deliver presents around the world.