There is something very French about browsing through antiques shops, picking up a precious heirloom or unique piece of furniture that you had not planned on taking home with you.
And if you are renting a luxury villa in Saint Tropez this summer, you will be spoiled for choice for shops in which to hunt for treasure.
The area in which are portfolio of luxury rental properties are based is scattered with a number of veritable Aladdin’s caves, our favourite of which we have listed below:
Jas des Roberts
One of the most colourful antiques markets in the Saint Tropez area is the Jas des Roberts, held in the car park of a restaurant of the same name, a short drive from the centre of Grimaud and a stone’s throw from some of our properties to rent in Grimaud. The weekly market takes place every Sunday from the crack of dawn to around 1pm.
Situated in the heart of Saint Tropez itself is Binet Antiquités, an intriguing shop literally packed full of 17th and 18th century antiques. The shop, on Route de Saint-Tropez, is open all year round.
Another antiques shop not to miss in Saint Tropez, this time in central rue Georges Clemenceau, is named after its owner Jacqueline Thienot. The store spans three rooms of a building which is itself fairly ancient, and the antiques are lovingly displayed by Jacqueline, who is more than happy to talk you through the history of each piece.
Certified antiques dealer Julian Dominik-Yvonne is definitely worth hunting out if you are very keen on furnishings and artwork. The shop in Les Genets Residences Florida, slightly outside the centre of Saint Tropez, boasts some exceptional pieces including some very rare antiques.
Les Carré des Arts
Packed with perhaps slightly more modern antiques in a setting fit for glamorous Saint Tropez is Les Carré des Arts, a store which specialises in Hollywood jewellery from the 19th and 20th century. Browse through this beautiful antiques shop and you will feel like a million dollar star. The shop is situated in the centre of Saint Tropez, at 18, rue Citadelle.