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What's on in Saint Tropez September 2019

Traditional markets & sailing to say farewell to the summer

Featured in: | Ana Hernández, Saint-Tropez Editor | Published
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Summer is almost over but not quite finished yet. A few nightclubs and beach clubs still have their doors open and the sailing season is in full swing with the Voiles de Saint Tropez bringing up the rear at the end of September.

It's a great time to visit Saint Tropez so, to help you make the most of it, we've compiled a list of some of our favourite events in town this month.


Traditional markets are still on all over the Golfe of Saint-Tropez. The seaside town of Ramatuelle, famous for its long, sandy Pampelonne beach, hosts an arts & crafts market on September 11th, from 09:00 to 18:00. Chic straw hats, local flowers, handmade jewellery, home decorations and colourful pottery will line the stalls. However, the most famous market in the region is the Provencal Place des Lices market, which takes place twice per week in the heart of Saint Tropez town.

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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

One of the most prestigious regatta in the Cote d'Azur, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, celebrates its 20th anniversary from September 28th to October 6th. Traditionally marking the end of the summer, this event will see more than 300 yachts measuring up to 50 metres fill up the Bay of Saint-Tropez. The combination of classic yachts and ultra-modern vessels is a sight to behold. There will also be plenty of activities on dry land for the general public including live music and awards ceremonies.

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Athina Onassis Horse Show

Back to Ramatuelle, this charming town, very popular with the rich and famous, plays host to the Athina Onassis Horse Show. The competition was created by the Greek heiress who is a passionate horsewoman and, first established in Brazil in 2007, the event moved to Pampelonne beach in 2014. This was no gratuitous move as horse shows are one of the jet-setters favourite pastimes, so expect a sophisticated audience. 

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Fete du Romerage

For something a little more traditional, then the pretty town of Le Lavandou will have their annual Fete du Romerage on September 8th. At this religious celebration, the main event is a procession which takes participants from the church of Saint-Louis to the chapel of Saint-Clair through the beach, accompanied by folk music and dancing. It all ends with three short theatre pieces and there is also a popular Italian communal meal.

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European Heritage Days

Mid-September brings with it the annual European Heritage Days. Exceptional locations all across France, including Saint-Tropez, will be available to visitors for free on the Journées du Patrimoine. Museums, churches and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend of celebration that has become increasingly popular over the years.

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International Contemporary Art Fair

Art lovers will enjoy Saint Tropez's International Contemporary Art Fair or 'Salon International des Artistes Contemporains'. The 23rd edition of this event will take place from September 4th to 11th at the Jean Despas Hall in the centre of Saint-Tropez. Around 30 artists will showcase their pieces, ranging from paintings to sculpture, photography and ceramics. Two prizes will be awarded to the best artworks, the Ville the Saint-Tropez and the AIDAC awards.

Museums & Galleries in Saint-Tropez

Festival d'Automne

Finally, music also has its place of honour in Saint-Tropez in September with the Festival d'Automne. Three concerts, two this month and another one in October, will take place at the Cinéma-Théatre La Renaissance in Place des Lices. September 4th will see pianist David Fray while September 26th will be the turn of Fanny Azzuro.

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There's still plenty going on in Saint Tropez and, with the weather still warm and so many outdoor activities to enjoy, this Riviera town is a great choice for a holiday in September. Check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotel Pages.

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