Things to do in Saint Tropez, explore scenic Saint Tropez citadel

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gorgeous sea views from the Cittadel park

Citadel - popular park with gorgeous sea views

Saint Tropez, France
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 43.2718, Longtitude: 6.6461;
Date photograph taken: 22-04-2012

Things to do in Saint Tropez, France should include a visit to Saint Tropez Citadel. Saint Tropez is a small town and citadel is located on a hill above the port. Citadel is a nice break from the busy port, high end stores and is less crowded. This location is very scenic and romantic especially in the spring. You can learn about maritime history at the citadel museum and take beautiful seascape pictures.

Scenic Saint Tropez citadel is being renovated and is considered a protected historic site. Spring is a nice time to visit as it can get very hot in South of France in the summer. The views from the citadel are majestic. You can see many luxurious villas that occupy prime locations along the shores of the bay.

Saint Tropez blue Mediterranean sea and emerald hills
Saint Tropez blue Mediterranean sea and emerald hills

Saint Tropez, France is of course famous as a playground for the rich. You can see many large private yachts anchored near the shores of the bay. This bay is well protected from the open sea and also provides lots of privacy for the owners of expensive villas and boats. Old cemetery is right under the citadel and is uniquely positioned right near the sea shore.

Saint Tropez old cemetery and beautiful sea
Saint Tropez old cemetery

Saint Tropez citadel is also an excellent place to get some fresh breeze from the sea. Many people come here to relax, read a book or have a picnic. Saint Tropez citadel is an excellent location for taking great seascape pictures. Sunrise and sunset are of course the best times to visit, however not always practical. If you arrive during daytime, you can still take great pictures of the Saint Tropez bay and surrounding areas.

Saint Tropez Citadel is off the beaten path landmark
Saint Tropez Citadel is off the beaten path landmark

Photography tips for seascapes:

1. Try to take pictures during sunrise and sunset.

2. Bring a zoom lens for your digital camera to reach far away details like boats and lighthouses.

3. Use tripod or support camera in low light situations.

4. Use polarizing filter during daytime to avoid glare and capture deep blue colors.

 Saint Tropez citadel photo gallery:

Red poppy spring flowers
Spring flowers – red poppies near the citadel
Beautiful Saint Tropez shores and beaches
Beautiful Saint Tropez shores and beaches
Red poppies blooming in the spring
Red poppies blooming in the spring
Old citadel wall and a field of spring wildflowers
Old citadel wall and a field of spring wildflowers
Bright red poppies and other spring wildflowers
Bright red poppies and other spring wildflowers
Seascape with small boat, view from above
Seascape with small boat, view from above
Amazing colors of the med and south of France coastline
Amazing colors of the med and south of France coastline
Scenic views from Saint Tropez, south of France landscapes
Scenic views from Saint Tropez, south of France landscapes
Saint Tropez town center as viewed from the citadel hill
Saint Tropez town center as viewed from the citadel hill
Citadel sign explaining attractions and historic sites
Citadel sign explaining attractions and historic sites
Old stone building at the citadel
Old stone building at the citadel
Brick birdhouse in the forest
Brick birdhouse in the forest
South of France seascape
South of France seascape
Rugged shores of Saint Tropez bay
Rugged shores of Saint Tropez bay
Hill and lighthouse at the entrance to the bay
Hill and lighthouse at the entrance to the bay
Seascape with single yacht in the cove
Seascape with single yacht in the cove
South France landscape mountains and sea
South France landscape mountains and sea
Med sea and rugged shores near Saint Tropez
Med sea and rugged shores near Saint Tropez

  Date: 13.07.2017 by FPImages