After your river adventure on the Verdon, what better place to recover than St. Tropez, where a visitor can find everything they need just a stone’s throw from any the city’s famously moneyed beaches. A climb to the citadel overlooking the coast offers not only spectacular views, but also the chance to explore a different side of St. Tropez. The hilltop fortification is more than 400 years old, having been built in 1602 to ward off Spanish invaders, while recently the citadel’s dungeons have been transformed into a museum honoring local seafaring history and some of its more famous sailors who rose through the ranks of the French navy. From there, you can head to a final stop on your Provence itinerary with a short drive across the peninsula to La Réserve Ramatuelle to experience the quieter side of St. Tropez with a soothing spa treatment and a steam in the Turkish-style hammam.
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