Travel time: 2 h from Marseille.
You will visit the beautiful town of Saint-Tropez and three magnificent villages that surround it: Gassin, Grimaud and Ramatuelle.
To begin with, you will discover Saint-Tropez, the famous seaside resort of the Cote d’Azur and an essential place for the international jet set and tourists looking for Provençal authenticity. The place is known worldwide for its picturesque old port, luxury yachts, famous market and superb historical and cultural heritage.
Then, you will go to one of the most outstanding beaches on Cote d’Azur, particularly the mythical beach of Pampelonne. You will be able to admire the beauty of this beach, with its attractive sand dunes and its long stretches of fine sand. You will enjoy the crystal clarity of the water and the blue sky of Mediterranean region.
You will have the opportunity to taste some of Saint-Tropez’s culinary delicacies, such as the delicious Tropezienne, a brioche sprinkled with granulated sugar filled with a mixture of butter and pastry cream, or just stroll through the old Provençal market.
Among the historical and cultural heritage of the town center, you will admire two main monuments : the citadel, dating from the early 18th century, with its famous cannons and the church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption.
Then, you will leave for the commune of Gassin, known for its old village perched at an altitude of 200 metres, offering a breathtaking view of the Maures massif.
After that, you will head towards Grimaud and more particularly its magnificent medieval village and its castle dominating the gulf of Saint-Tropez.
To finish, you will be taken to Ramatuelle, where you will enjoy the balmy weather and attractive natural landscapes. You may also want to discover the Church of Notre Dame, built against the ramparts in the 16th century.
All these astonishing discoveries and experiences will leave you with a wonderful memory of these splendid places of the Cote d’Azur!
NB : This day trip cannot be combined with another neighboring region.
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On the Massif des Maures vineyards are grown on a soil mixed with shale, granite, sandstone and some limestone.
The climate here is generally warm in both summer and winter. Dry conditions can be a problem for the vines.
Depending on the variety, soil, climate, and on whether the winemaker prefers producing young wines or wines with aging potential, the red’s broad range allows one to discover soft scents of red berries and flowers to generous, velvety, deep reds made for aging several months in oak barrels or casks.
The color is pale pink, so characteristic of Côtes de Provence. Its aromatic complexity has notes of fresh tropical fruit, floral notes but also spices and herbs. In the mouth, rosé wines have a nice tart balance that combines freshness and roundness.
Traditionally “blanc de blanc” (fermented only from white grapes), offering a beautiful pale, gold color with green reflections. Their taste characteristics are based on a delicate balance between freshness and flavor rendering a beautiful harmony.
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