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Things to do in St. Tropez

The end of October is perfect for those with a hankering to shop in Saint Tropez. The Grand Braderie takes place from October 25 to October 28 and feels more like a feeding frenzy than a mere sales event. Shops along the streets of Cité du Bailli all feature massive price cuts and reductions on almost every item during this event. If great deals are your thing, travel to Saint Tropez during its Grand Braderie.

Saint Tropez has many glamorous places to see and high-end places to shop, but there is also a historic aspect to it. The Citadel is one such landmark. While it has been open in previous years, this fortified castle is currently undergoing renovations. It was built between the years of 1590 and 1607 to protect the town from enemies. The heart of the Citadel is closed, but you can walk around it and explore more outward ramparts. There is quite a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea from the top. The House of Butterflies is also an intriguing stop for those interested in the beautiful and bizarre. Here you can see a collection of nearly 4,500 butterflies decorating the walls inside the former home of Madeleine Messanger.

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    The hotel's low-key yet elegant bar was once the favorite local watering hole of Errol Flynn (Orson Wells, Rita Hayworth, and Greta Garbo were regu... More
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    Its owners used to run a design agency in London, which is apparent the instant you step into the lobby. Bright contemporary prints and photographs... More
  • Eres

    One of the most coveted names in French lingerie also does bathing suits, which insiders swear shave 10 pounds off your figure. More
  • Galerie des Lices

    A sister to a gallery in Geneva, the recently opened art house specializes in modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures by artists such as A... More
  • K. Jacques

    Take home a swank pair of handmade Tropezienne sandals as a souvenir. More
  • La Maison des Lices

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  • La Maison des Papillons

    The museum devoted to butterflies presents more than 4,500 species, many of them rare or endangered; most have been collected by the artist Dany La... More
  • Le Gorille

    You don't have to have a private yacht to enjoy evening cocktails with a view. Sip pastis at this port-side café and watch the jet set float by. More
  • Les Caves du Roy

    At the hottest nightclub in town in the hottest hotel in town—the Byblos—you'll have to dress the part; once you get in, be prepared for the most e... More
  • Musée de L'Annonciade

    St. Tropez was a magnet for early-20th-century avant-garde artists, among them Matisse, Bonnard, Derain, Dufy, and Seurat, who were invited here by... More
  • Place des Lices

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    Colorful Provençal ceramics, objects for the garden, lotions, and scented candles make ideal gifts for the folks back home. Created by the editors... More
  • VIP Room, St. Tropez

    The St. Tropez branch of Paris's high-wattage nightclub has just been renovated. The walls, covered with image-projecting LED-screens, thrum to the... More
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