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From the coastline of Toulon to the Var & St Tropez mesmerising quaint beauty - in search of the serene side to the village of sea, sun & millionaire boats & a spectacular vineyard visit
Toulon just the start of our adventure along the coast to St Tropez. The Var's shoreline is magnetic. Strings of stunning islands, secluded monasteries, a landscape dotted with villages, makes the region one of the most varied & enticing in Provence. On route to St Trop' stopping at beaches of Ramatuelle made famous by celebrities who come each summer. Pampelonne beach - a great place to sit on your towel, watch the chic crowd swagger through. It’s full of discrete beach clubs & restaurants. Out of season, wild & deserted - at the height of summer, something else. Next visit the village of St Tropez, its iconic harbour port & visit the historic fishing quarter - La Ponche near the old Port. Then the Citadelle, built in 1602 to defend the coast that dominates & overlooks St Tropez. The views here are fantastic. Final stop Sénéquier, where Sartre wrote parts of Les Chemins de la Liberté at this portside cafe – popular with boaties & tourists alike. A visit to the village of Grimaud & the acclaimed vineyard of Château Minuty to round off an exceptional day.
Tour itinerary & highlights
We will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) We will also be at the Cruise Ship terminal in Marseille if you're arriving by ship.
We leave by car driving first towards Toulon then in the direction of the coast road towards St Tropez. Stop at the beaches of the bay of Pampelonne - the village of Ramatuelle. (Depending on time of year, the itinerary here might vary)
Arrive in the village of St Tropez spend an hour and a half exploring the village, visits to La Place des Lices, old port & harbour, the Citadelle & Sénéquier café. Time in our schedule allows you time for shopping and to absorb the St Trop' ambiance. Short drive to Grimaud and visit to Château Minuty vineyard, visit and tasting included.
Return inland via the villages of La Garde Freinet, Les Cannet des Maures & Brignoles then return Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.
Language: English or French
Tour duration & schedule
The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. The order for the tour is flexible taking into account the pick-up location and time of year to reflect traffic conditions. (Not recommended for same day arrival & departure by Cruise ship - Marseille or Toulon.)
Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address. (There may be a suppliment payable) Scheduled lunch break at leisure, not included.
Travel to all of the destinations & sites proposed, dedicated guide driver, return to your hotel, address or cruise terminal.
Refreshments, snacks & lunch not included, but a coffee, beer, glass of Rosé wine or a soda at Sénéquier is included as you'll be our guests for the day. Visit to and wine tasting at Château Minuty included.
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