The fame of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez was established quite some time ago. Legend says that the name 'Saint Tropez' comes from St. Tropes, a martyr who refused to give up his faith. He was later beheaded and his body was thrown into a boat, which drifted into what is now called the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, where he finally came ashore. In the 1920s Saint-Tropez attracted international people from the world of fashion. During World War II, on August 15, it was the central site of a beach landing in Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. After the war it became the French existentialists' summer quarter. But it was in the 1950s — partly thanks to Brigitte Bardot — that Saint-Tropez received international recognition.
The beaches here in St. Tropez are truly amazing. Enjoy the warm sun, clean waters, and cool ocean air on the coast. Plenty of activities in store you for such as wind sailing, jet skiing, power boating, wind surfing, and snorkeling. Cafes and restaurants are also located on the beaches, some with an ocean-view! A great stop for the whole entire family.
The House of Butterflies is a great place to visit with the whole family. Enjoy thousands of butterflies, some even endangered under protection. A great and wonderful place to take pictures.