The medieval hill village of Ramatuelle in the Var region of Provence is said to resemble a bullseye when viewed from the air. With a public square at the centre of the old town, and the surrounding buildings arranged in concentric circles, the village was built on a hill in order to defend itself from its enemies. The beautifully maintained and restored streets of the village and its fortified houses with imposing gates provide much historic interest. Ramatuelle is situated on the St Tropez peninsula, close to Port Grimaud and St Tropez itself, and booking with EasyToBook.com and staying at one of the village’s discount hotels offers a more cost-effective option than finding accommodation in these more expensive areas. Whilst you will of course wish to visit St Tropez, one of the best known jet set resorts in the world, Ramatuelle does offer its own sources of entertainment within walking distance of your hotel, not least of which is the annual jazz festival which is held in the Théâtre de Verdure. In the daytime, sunworshippers can choose from an estimated 87 beaches in the surrounding area, many of which offer a range of water sports.
Nearby St Tropez is a place which must be seen at least once in a lifetime. The reports of millionaire playboys really are true, and it is possible to spend hours just sitting at one of the town’s many cafés ‘star-spotting’. If you are feeling a little more energetic, it is well worth taking the time to explore the narrow little backstreets and markets or browse the designer boutiques. The town hosts a regatta each year, in early October, attracting many luxurious yachts. Tourists come from all over the world especially to witness this event, staying in the area’s hotels and enjoying the spectacular nightlife.