Fancy getting away to St Tropez? You’re spoilt for choice on the best time to book a holiday, with fantastic Côte d’Azur events on in 2018.
May 2018: festive events on throughout the month
Latin Sails traditional boat regattas, Les Dames de Saint Tropez regatta, Vespa World Days, Le Rally des Princesses car rally, Giraglia Rolex Club Sail and Bailli de Suffren sailing regatta – May has it all! For full details, click here…
Les Bravades, a festival and parade, celebrated now for 450 years, on over 16 – 18 May, is in memory of the first military townsfolk who saved the small fishing village from sea-based attacks. The whole town stops and celebrates, turning St Tropez into one enormous colourful festive event.
24-27 May 2018: Formula 1, Monaco
A scenic day drive up the coast brings you to one of the most exciting events on each year, the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, and leading up to it, the historic car races.
24-27 May 2018: Les Voiles Latines regatta.
A colourful flotilla of wooden fishing boats and yachts arrive into the old port, replacing the luxury mega-yachts for this weekend of racing and festivities.
04-07 June 2018 Rally Megève Classic Saint-Tropez.
A host of classic cars depart the beautiful Savoy alpine station, traversing the Alps and touring 800 kms before stopping in St Tropez overnight and for a round of golf, before arriving at their destination of Bailli de Suffren.
08-11 June 2018: The Salon Vivre Côté Sud Expo
A spectacular outdoor show in Aix-en-Provence, from Salon Vivre Côté Sud with stunning home decor and garden ideas, inspired from the South of France and Mediterranean.
7-29 July 2018: Tour de France 2018
Whether you’re cycling, or supporting the cyclists, book a stay along the Côte d’Azur before or after the Tour De France. This year’s route takes the Tour through two alpine regions, so a relaxed coastal destination will be a well-deserved reward.
17 – 30 July: Les Soirées de la Citadelle: Saint Tropez
Nine exceptional concerts take place in a magical setting on the top of Saint-Tropez, including Tom Jones, Marina Kaye, Marco Mengoni and many others.
09 – 16 Sept: Yoga Retreat
Villa Tropez opens its doors for 7 nights of yoga and nutritious, health-promoting cuisine at one of the most beautiful times of year to be in the South of France. Join Pradeep Yoga, a world renowned yoga instructor. Pradeep brings the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners through the integration of meditation, yoga philosophy, nature’s vitality, spontaneous humor, and joy. Alongside hosting retreats at Villa Tropez, Pradeep teaches at Sivananda Yoga Ashrams & Centers around the world. He also teaches at Bhakti Fest, Wanderlust Festivals, and at the Hawaii Spirit Festival.
29 Sept – 6 Oct 2018: Les Voiles de St Tropez Regatta 2018
If you love sailing then Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta is one week you’ll want to be in St Tropez. Every year at the end of September, St Tropez welcomes more than 300 sailing boats into its harbour for the regatta. This week is an absolute highlight in the world yachting calendar. Book a stay during this amazing race, and you’ll witness the finest sailing boats in the world.
During Les Voiles de St Tropez, the Brigantin II offers morning and afternoon departure allowing at least two hours of navigation alongside these beautiful yachts. The price is around 25EUR per person for the half-day event. Bookings in advance are essential to secure your place.
A full list of events on throughout the year in Saint Tropez can be found here.