July 16, 2020
Picture this! The ocean is sparkling blue, the sky is cloudless, there’s no wind except that which is gently blowing your hair as you cruise along in your rental Lamborghini Huracan Sypder. It’s the perfect day on the French Riviera and you feel a million dollars.
Ok, so let’s bring a little reality to the fore. You’re on holiday and you’ve decided you want to treat yourself and what better than to book an exotic car rental. A stay in St-Tropez deserves to be celebrated in the most spectacular way and driving one of the world’s most glamourous cars certainly fits the bill.
At home, you couldn’t consider driving around town in a supercar like the Ferrari 488 Spyder, but the roads and ambience of the South of France are just made for a smooth ride. So, if you are going to rent a car while on holiday why not make it a Mc-Laren or a Ferrari? It is as easy to book exotic car hire as it is regular car hire. Why settle for a Peugeot or Audi when you can have a Bentley or a Lamborghini? If you’re going to hire a luxury car, St. Tropez is a great town to drive around.St. Tropez is a vibrant town on the stunning with a sexy image – thanks in part to Brigitte Bardot, fabulous beach clubs, fancy yachts, and popularity with the international jet set. But there are more layers just waiting to be discovered.
The bay is broken up into lots of beaches with different names, each with their own character. The most famous is Pampelonne Beach which thanks to Bardot and her husband Roger Vadim has fuelled St Tropez’s fame since 1955. Favourites include Tahiti Beach (clothing optional) and Nikki Beach. There’s a cluster of three small beaches (La Glaye, La Ponche and de la Fontanette) in front of the oldest part of St. Tropez and if you want to make the most of your exotic car rental, Plage des Canoubiers is about 4km out of town.
Drive to the Vieux Port by rental exotic car, park up the car and take a stroll around the quays lined with yachts and fishing boats. It’s a pretty sight with sable-coloured townhouses and a buzzy atmosphere. Stop a moment to admire the statue of Bailli de Suffren, a 17th-century naval hero or go in the morning to visit the fish market in Place aux Herbes.
The history of the town is intrinsically naval and is told in the Maritime Museum housed on the dungeons of the old citadel. Another museum to put on your itinerary is the Musée de l’Annonciade. This art gallery housed in a converted 16th-century chapel has an impressive collection including works from Bonnard, Signac, Matisse, Braque, and Picasso. Buildings that present some interesting architectural photo opportunities are the 17th century Chapelle de la Miséricorde and the 18th century Église de St-Tropez.
In town, you can get close to those things close to French hearts – food, drink, and shopping. There are some lovely bakeries selling delectable desserts and cakes including the local speciality, the Tarte Tropézienne. Restaurants range from simple cafes to fine dining and of course, St Tropez is a party town, so there’s no shortage of lively bars. Shopping is at the high end with plenty of designer and chic boutiques.