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Travel guide - Saint Tropez with Kids

Feb 27, 2024

Saint Tropez, originally a sleepy fishing village and once a haven for artists and writers seeking inspiration, has transformed into a place of families, glamour, and breathtaking beauty. Nestled next to the Mediterranean Sea, this picturesque town is undoubtedly one of the finest luxury holiday destinations and a must-see on the French Riviera. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or simply a taste of the good life, Saint Tropez promises an unforgettable holiday experience for both you and your kids.

Where to eat in Saint Tropez

La Réserve à la Plage

La Réserve à la Plage serves authentic Mediterranean dishes and is part of a collection of 23 new beach houses built sustainably. Picture yourself enjoying the best food after a day of sunbathing, overlooking the sea. And as for the kids? Don't worry - it's literally right next to the beach, so they'll be too busy playing to notice.

Where to eat in Saint Tropez

Les Graniers

This one absolutely can't be missed: Les Graniers. It's a hidden gem, an uncomplicated and reasonably priced beach spot. You'll find it at the foot of Saint-Tropez in a small bay within the Bay of Canebiers – a 'secret' beach with crystal-clear water. Perfect for kids to play in the sand in-between meals ;)

Where to eat in Saint Tropez


Sénéquier is a world-famous bar, café, and restaurant, perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. Despite being well-known to many since 1887, a visit to this classic establishment never disappoints. It's the ideal pitstop to immerse yourself in the authentic St. Tropez atmosphere and enjoy the view of boats and people from their terrace

Where to stay in Saint Tropez

Hôtel La Ponche

Five minutes from the beaches lies the stylish St. Tropez hotel. It exudes an old-classic charm with a 1960s French feel, yet it underwent renovations in 2019. The hotel boasts the most amazing restaurant, a giant swimming pool, and breathtaking views over its own Saint-Tropez garden. Additionally, there's a special welcome surprise for the little ones.

Where to stay in Saint Tropez

Hôtel La Tartane

This oh-so-beautiful hotel, La Tartane, is nestled just a few minutes from the center of Saint-Tropez and one of the legendary beaches of Pampelonne. It embraces the heritage of the French Riviera of the Roaring Twenties with elegant rooms designed to evoke the spirit of a family getaway.

Where to stay in Saint Tropez

Hôtel La Bastide

Hotel La Basset has a unique atmosphere, reminiscent of a Provencal farmhouse vibe hidden within a beautiful garden. While guests enjoy the pool, they are served BBQ lunches infused with all the sounds and smells of the Provencal countryside. With amazing family rooms La Basite is so much the place-to-be, that there’s no need to leave the hotel. 

Where to play in Saint Tropez

Plage Bonne Terrasse

Must do: hire a boat, which is possible at Plage Bonne Terrasse. There are boats available for families with 3-4 kids, making it the perfect day activity amidst tropical fish in the most beautiful bays.

Where to play in Saint Tropez


Nestled along the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the beaches of Saint Tropez offer the perfect activity for everyone. While the little ones build sandcastles and play in the sea, you can bask in the sunshine of the French Riviera. Here’s a list of some of our favorite beaches:

Pampelonne Beach

Fontanette Beach

Ponche Beach

Graniers Beach

Canoubier Beach

Tahiti Beach

Moutte Beach

Les Salins Beach

where to play in Saint Tropez

Market at Place des Lices

If you’d like to go for a stroll, definitely don't miss out on the market at Place des Lices, which has been the liveliest and most atmospheric market in St. Tropez for years. It's a bit touristy, yes, but still enjoyable. You'll find it in the famous Var harbors. Olives, bags of lavender, goat cheese, garlic, thyme, chestnut paste, and local fruits and vegetables.