St. Tropez--should we go?

May 17th, 2006, 01:46 PM
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St. Tropez--should we go?

My hubby and I are trying to figure out our itinerary while we stay in a small town near Nice. I know St. Trop is a little further away and have read mixed reviews. Should we keep it on the itinerary or nix it in leu of other towns more worthwhile to see?
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May 17th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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We spent a couple of hours there at Christmas. I guess it depends on what you are going to do. Why not stay in Nice? There is a lot to do. San Trop is a place to lay on the beach and shop.
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May 17th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Getting to St-Tropez takes a fair amount of time. Unless your heart is set on seeing the town and spending time on the beaches, and you have time to spare, I think you'll find plenty to do closer to Nice.
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May 17th, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Underhill is correct and from the way we came I remember that the road was treacherous. I thought that it was fun but the wife and daughter say treacherous.
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May 17th, 2006, 03:38 PM
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I like treacherous fun! If the drive is really beautiful and the beaches are the best around there, I may want to see it....can anyone comment on that b/f I definitely nix it?

How far is it from Nice? I will be there the 2nd week in June (traffic-wise). Thank you!
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May 17th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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The road--and there's just one into and out of the town--will be jammed. That's one reason I suggest going elsewhere.
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May 18th, 2006, 07:46 AM
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Thanks again...I think we will take all of your advice and skip this. More time for other things!
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May 18th, 2006, 07:58 AM
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The road along the coast, particularly from Cannes onwards, is beautiful, but can take a long time. 3 hours would not be unusual, unless you go very early. The motorway and then down to StTrop from Le Muy is faster, but not particularly nice. I love StTropez; for me it would be worth it.
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May 18th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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One way to see St Trop is to stay in San Maxime just over the bay you avoid the road into St Trop and take the 10 minute crossing on the ferry for about 11 euros, plenty of nice bars and resturants in San maxime for the evening and much cheaper than St Trop
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May 18th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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3 hours is tough. If we did leave very early from Cannes, how long do you think it would take us?
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May 18th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Pretty nearly 3 hours. The problem is that there's only one good road into St-Tropez, and a lot of people try to avoid the traffic by getting there early.
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May 18th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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If you really want to go to St-Tropez, stay at the nearby St-Maxime or Fréjus, then take the boat over to St-Tropez for the day. Trying to do it as a day trip from the Nice area won't leave you much time, given the about-6-hour round trip.
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May 18th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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Thank you Underhill. I like the boat idea if we decide to go!
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Jul 9th, 2006, 02:00 PM
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Hi there,
We did end up going and LOVED St. Trop. (we agree with you Tulips!) It was one of our favorite places on the coast. We went en route back from Provence so we didn't end up in a line of traffic to or from so it worked out perfectly.
Thanks again for the advice.
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