St Tropez is located within 45 minutes drive from the Bastide, through the Massif des Maures. This area of 150,000 hectares of forest and wildlife paradise is located only a few kilometres from the French Riviera. On the north side of the Massif you will find trees such as oaks and cork oaks, chestnuts, limes, pines, eucalyptus and cedars, while the south is full of heathers, mastics and laburnums. The Massif des Maures is also home to the village of Collobrieres (known for its famous chestnuts), where you can enjoy a fantastic ice cream and famous marrons glacés www.confiserieazureenne.com.
In 40 minutes you can reach La Garde Freinet, a medieval fortified settlement which is now a typical charming Provencal village full of craft shops and small restaurants. There is also Grimaud, a medieval village dominated by the ruins of its Chateau, where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama that reaches all the way to the sea.
Finally there is Saint-Tropez itself, a beautiful town with pastel colours that frame its picturesque harbour. Full of little squares where locals play petanque in the shade of the trees, St Tropez is not only for celebrities and parties but also for sporting events such as the historical sailboat regatta “Voiles de St Tropez” lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr .