A romantic weekend in January in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez: 5 must-do activities

Did you know that today, Monday, January 15th, is the Blue Monday?

« Blue Monday » is an expression referring to the third Monday of January, considered by some as the most depressing day of the year. The concept behind Blue Monday is based on a pseudoscientific formula developed by the British psychologist Cliff Arnall in 2005. This formula takes into account various factors such as weather, post-holiday debts, time since Christmas, lack of motivation, and other elements that may affect mood.

Also, to brighten up your winter , we invite you to plan short romantic getaways. A little weekend in the sun should help you recharge.

Therefore, today we suggest five unforgettable activities to explore during a winter weekend in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

1. An enchanting stroll through the old village of Saint-Tropez

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Embark on your romantic escapade with a stroll through the cobblestone alleys of the old village of Saint-Tropez. The quaint shops of local artisans, picturesque cafes, and breathtaking views of the harbor create an authentic and charming atmosphere.

Don’t forget to visit the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church in Saint-Tropez, an architectural gem that provides a haven of peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle. If you prefer guided exploration of the village, tours are organized throughout the year.

2. Wine tasting in local vineyards

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The Gulf of Saint-Tropez is home to a multitude of local vineyards, many of which remain open year-round. Embrace the intimacy of the low season to immerse yourself in the world of local wines.

From wine tastings in cozy cellars to the discovery of regional grape varieties, this experience will allow you to share precious moments around delicious beverages.

We recommend contacting Château Saint-Maur in Cogolin or the Torpez cellar, which is only a 5-minute drive from the port of Saint-Tropez.

3. A romantic hike along the coastal trail

Put on your hiking shoes and set out to explore the breathtaking coastal trail. Even in winter, the coastal landscapes offer awe-inspiring panoramas. Choose a section of the trail suitable for your level and allow the rugged cliffs, secluded coves, and invigorating sea air to captivate you.
If the temperatures are mild enough, don’t forget to bring a romantic picnic to share a moment of intimacy by the water.

4. An intimate dinner at fine dining establishments

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While some restaurants may be closed in January, many local bistros and eateries remain open, offering an authentic culinary experience. Choose warm places where comforting Provencal cuisine comes to life.

Indulge in local dishes paired with regional wines, and immerse yourself in the intimate atmosphere of these picturesque establishments. If customer reviews are important to you, you can follow recommendations posted on TripAdvisor.

5. An extraordinary sunset experience

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Treat yourself to an unforgettable spectacle: the sunset from the citadel of Saint-Tropez. In January, the vibrant colors set the sky ablaze, creating a perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.

Ascend to the top of the citadel hand in hand, enjoy the exceptional panorama, and be captivated by the enchantment of the scene.