Summer trip to St.Tropez market

Summer trip to St.Tropez market

I find that it is worth getting up early to catch the 8.55am bus from Grimaud into St.Tropez on a Tuesday or Saturday morning to visit St. Tropez market in Place des Lices. If you leave it any later in the summer season it becomes too hot and crowded for my liking. At that time of the morning, the air was still fresh and the narrow lanes between the stalls were not too crowded. My friend and I were able to get a good look at the eclectic and colourful items on display.

Bags, espadrilles and hats, woven and fabricated in some form or other are very on trend this year. It is an easy and inexpensive way to add an up to date touch to a summer outfit.

The hats seemed to have a stetson like shapes this season. As well as the neutrals there were pale pinks, pale blues and whites which would look very pretty with a floaty kaftan on the beach.

Summer trip to St.Tropez market

Classic french panniers. I am never without mine when I go shopping.

Summer trip to St.Tropez market

This is my favourite stall. All the scarves are cotton and excellent quality. I love the designs and could not resist a blue toned parrot designed one, which you will be seeing on this blog shortly.

Summer trip to St.Tropez market

My friend Dee inspecting the smaller straw baskets. This year the small circular ones were the most popular.

Summer trip to St.Tropez market

These bags are absolutely superb. Real leather. Bottega Veneta without the high price tag. They are reversible.

Whenever I am down here in Provence I make sure I visit the local market in St.Tropez at least once. Two of my recent trips this Spring here and here if you are interested in reading more about this eclectic market.



  1. 6th July 2018 / 15:52

    Oh those markets, how I miss them. The cotton scarves with the tassels are surely my new favorite…

  2. Sharon
    6th July 2018 / 15:58


  3. Joan Arrigall
    6th July 2018 / 16:20

    Loved this post – feel as if I’m there.

  4. Eleni
    6th July 2018 / 16:57

    Super photos, love the scarves, especially the tassel ones

  5. Mary
    6th July 2018 / 17:32

    I enjoy my virtual reality shopping trips to St Tropez market. Love the straw bags. Remind me of ones I bought in Florence many years ago!

  6. 6th July 2018 / 18:01

    Lucky you! I’d love to visit in high summer… Am making do with markets in the Pyrénées-Orientales! Definitely not quite as glamorous!

  7. Wendy
    6th July 2018 / 19:51

    More from France please… so interesting!

  8. Lesley Day
    7th July 2018 / 10:43

    I so wish we had markets like that here at home!

  9. Ariss
    7th July 2018 / 16:39

    The Bottega-like bags look great! I’d get one if I was there.

  10. 7th July 2018 / 18:30

    I think I will buy one when I go back there next Tuesday.

  11. Anon
    10th July 2018 / 00:21

    The scarves!

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