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Arriving — The nearest rail station is in St-Raphaël, a neighboring coastal resort . Boats depart (www.bateauxsaintraphael.com; tel. 04-94-95-17-46) from its Vieux Port for St-Tropez (trip time: 1 hr.) five times a day in high summer, reducing to once- or twice-daily sailings in winter. The one-way fare is 15€. Year-round, 10 to 15 Varlib buses per day leave from the Gare Routière in St-Raphaël (www.varlib.fr; tel. 04-94-44-52-70) for St-Tropez. The trip takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the bus and the traffic, which during midsummer is usually horrendous. A one-way ticket is 3€. Buses also run from Toulon train station, 56km (35 miles) away.

If you drive, note that parking in St-Tropez is tricky, especially in summer. For parking, follow the signs for Parking des Lices (tel. 04-94-97-34-46), beneath place des Lices, or Parking du Nouveau Port, on waterfront avenue Charles de Gaulle (tel. 04-94-97-74-99). To get here from Cannes, drive southwest along the coastal highway (D559), turning east when you see signs to St-Tropez.

Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is on quai Jean-Jaurès (www.sainttropeztourisme.com; tel. 08-92-68-48-28). Note that they charge 2€ for a town map. Meanies. Alternatively, for 3€ you can rent an iPod from them and explore the town via an interactive self-guided tour.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.