Located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle is an essential stop for all visitors to the city of Saint-Tropez. This small typical village built on top of a hill seduces all those who venture there. Why is this village so popular with visitors?
An intact natural and architectural heritage
Ramatuelle stands out for its medieval village, a real time capsule in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. The village is keen to preserve this historical value as much as possible. One of the five mills in the village was rebuilt in 2002 to offer a reconstruction of what life was like in the village in the 17th century. The interior of the village is an invitation to a change of scenery. Its snail-shaped structure allows you to lose yourself in its alleys, in the shade of the Mediterranean-style porches and the sublime flowers that litter the various buildings. Jasmine and honeysuckle provide a soothing, bucolic scent as you stroll through the village. During the flowering season, you can also admire the sublime bougainvilleas, typical flowers of the region that offer a dazzling spectacle.
Visiting Ramatuelle also allows you to enjoy the sublime ecosystem that surrounds it. Some creeks that are inaccessible on foot can be contemplated by kayaking or paddling along the coastline. The coastal paths offer a unique panorama along the Mediterranean. These slightly steep paths require good hiking shoes to be used, but are still quite accessible to all. At the end of these paths you will find the beautiful beaches of Ramatuelle, often considered the most beautiful on the French Riviera.
The beach of Pampelonne, which has been labelled “remarkable natural space”, is a dream place to enjoy the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Located on the border with the commune of Saint-Tropez, it is popular for the many water sports activities available. Its 4.5 kilometres of white sand allow you to relax in an idyllic setting. Those looking for more peace and quiet can also relax on the Bonne Terrasse beach. This little-known and much smaller beach (150m long) is perfect for those looking for a more intimate setting.
There is much more to discover in Ramatuelle: its vineyards and olive groves, the Cap Camarat lighthouse… It’s up to you to discover them with your own eyes!