For this Christmas season 2013, St Tropez is wearing a few strings of lights across it Place de l'Hôtel de Ville (picture above), white lights that run up the length of its platanus trees on Place des Lices and a colorful dash of blue, red, white that project onto the walls of the houses huddled around the port.
The atmosphere is festive, but quietly so. This weekend (December 20 and 21, 2013) saw few people stroll around its dressed-up streets. All is peaceful in St Tropez this time of year. It's hard to imagine the frenzy of summer when you visit St Tropez during the winter.
Place des Lices remains vibrant on market mornings and the cafés and restaurants around the plaza continue to draw their share of visitors. My favorite lunch place? Le Sporting that sticks to quality dishes at reasonable prices and keeps attracting "les habituésé who live in the area.