June begins with usual Provençal style markets, festivals and a good smattering of art.
Throw one of the most renowned offshore races into the mix and the month of June has truly begun. Check out what to do in Saint Tropez this month.
What's the weather like in Saint Tropez in June?
June sees temperatures continue to rise as the summer season gets going. Daytime temperatures generally reach a high of 24°C and drop to around 16°C in the evenings. The average rainfall is three days and the sea temperature sits at 19°C - perfect for cooling off with a 'freshening' dip. The sun rises around 06:00 and sets around 21:00, offering 15 hours of daylight to play around in.
What's on in Saint Tropez in June?
Saint Tropez is a place where you'll find a market around every corner, normally with plenty of music, crafts and special Provençal culinary delights. Sundays, in particular, are popular days to enjoy that market vibe, and the Brocante du Jas des Roberts (flea market) in Cogolin is a must-see for second hand glamour. For years this market has offered up some amazing treasures. The famous Place des Lices market is both a food and antiques, arts and crafts market brimming with Provençal deliciousness every Tuesday and Saturday morning. Take a table at a nearby café and indulge in an early verre de vin and oysters with the locals and simply soak up the atmosphere.
Bravade des Espagnols
History parades through town every 15th June with the Bravade des Espagnols. This annual event commemorates Saint Tropez's victory against a fleet of 21 Spanish ships on this day in 1637. Expect to see plenty of uniforms and muskets as the locals dress up in historical costumes to celebrate this day.
Fête de la Musique
Next up is the ever popular Fête de la Musique, an event celebrated across the whole of France on 21st June. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fête is different from a music festival in that all the concerts and performances are free to the public and none of the artists are paid. Authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it. It is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed events of the summer social calendar.
Early in June you'll be able to follow all the action with the Giraglia Rolex Cup Regatta, an offshore race to San-Remo via the Giraglia (Corsica). And if you're in resort at the end of the month, the Bailli de Suffren Regatta is a classic yacht race to Malta, and you can enjoy the starting ceremony where you'll get to see some of the most beautiful historical yachts sailing in the Med.
Mid-month a vintage car rally rolls into town when the Megeve to St Tropez rally comes to a close. Combining the mythical passes of the Western Alps and the beautiful roads of Provence, the Alpilles, the Verdon and the Massif des Maures, this 900km rally culminates in the Place des Lices.
Things to Do
Rosé Day! Yes, it's a day to celebrate and enjoy the pink wine of this region. Held in the Citadel, the event attracts lovers of rosé, who can meet to taste cuvées from around 40 iconic estates with a concert and dancing to end the evening. The tasting is accompanied by gourmet catering, plus food and wine pairings are suggested.
Early in the month you'll have the opportunity to enter private and public parks and gardens open especially for Rendez-vous aux Jardins, an annual themed event (this year it's Garden Music).
Ramatuelle Jazz Festival
One of the best jazz festivals along the French Riviera takes place in Ramatuelle in June, the Ramatuelle Jazz Festival. Focused on swing jazz, it features many American and French musicians, new discoveries and established artists. In addition to an exclusive program, Jazz à Ramatuelle tirelessly promotes local musicians and delights an audience of new music lovers with free concerts every night. Its parallel event, called Festival Off, takes place every day from 18:30 in the theatre's gardens.
Bars & Clubs
One thing's for sure, you won't have far to go to find a cold glass of rosé to take the heat out of the day, whatever you've been up to. A variety of bars, beach clubs and port side restaurants will happily welcome you with live music, acoustic sets and much more.
The beach club is a quintessential Saint Tropez experience, and most of them can be found on Pampelonne Beach, from the uber-swanky to the family friendly ones, they range in character and price, so pick one that suits your tastes and budgets.
Plenty going on and, with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Saint Tropez is a fine choice for a holiday in June. Take a look at our Events Calendar for a full rundown and, if you are looking for accommodation for your stay, then check out some of our favourite hotels.