Luxury real estate in St Tropez
The French Riviera is a magical place; it conjures up images of Hollywood stars, opulence, luxury and style. Of all the gems that adorn this world-renowned strip of coastline there is one, regarded by many to be the jewel in the crown, Saint Tropez. Its very name defines sophistication and sumptuous living, no wonder then that it is one of the most desirable areas for both investment and residency alike.
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Knight Frank France has extensive knowledge of Saint Tropez and is able to offer the very best the town has to offer. Whether you prefer a more secluded spot such as a 19th century bastide in it's own grounds from which to enjoy the beauties of this most famous and desired part of the Riviera, or an up to date, state of the art luxury apartment in the very heart of town, our professional and friendly staff are here to advise and assist. It goes without saying that investment opportunities in Saint Tropez are excellent, enhancing any real estate portfolio.
St Tropez is a bustling seaside town full of glamour and sophistication, and is, without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to live in France. With sandy beaches within walking distance, as well as fine art galleries and fantastic nightspots, the artistic architecture of post-impressionism France is a sight to behold.
The little fishing town of St Tropez was settled by both the Phoenicians and the Romans during its long and colourful history. The town and port takes its name from the Roman gladiator turned nobleman Casius Silvius Torpetius, an early convert to Christianity who was killed when he refused the demand of Nero to renounce his newly found faith, and is today the celebrated patron saint of the community. It was a heavily defended naval port and garrison from the mid 15th century and repelled Spanish invasion attempts on several occasions later in the 17th century. The following years, up until the Second World War was a period of relevant tranquillity, where the town once again assumed its peaceful fishing community status.
Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac and Henri Matisse all created a strong artistic following during the late 19th century, and were inspired by the natural beauty and serenity of St Tropez. During the early 20th century the town then became the heart of the Bohemian movement, an era born by the further influx of artists, writers and, intellectuals to area. The town of St Tropez next make the headlines in 1955-1956 with the shooting and release of the Brigitte Bardot movie “Et Dieu. Crea la femme” In these heady days of cultural change St Tropez became a haven for the rich and famous; Hollywood. But, despite its new-found celebrity status and the influx of wealth, the town somehow still holds firmly, its unassuming little fishing village feel.
The keep of the four-towered La Citadel serves as a fine historic Naval Museum, its setting providing superb sweeping panoramas of the city, gulf, and Massif of Maures. St. Tropez may still be popular with A list celebrities – supermodels, TV stars, and footballers, but today they stay well hidden on private estates, or on the luxury yachts moored in the marina.
Saint Tropez is a town with two different lives; the arrival of the many tourists in the season and the quieter spring and autumn. The climate is near perfect giving mild winters, hot summers and the rest of the year warm and balmy. Beach life is popular with a great choice of over 40 different beaches but walking the coastal footpaths is now quite fashionable. Travel a little further and the Provence Alps, Côte d'Azur and southern France are there to explore.