Book your 4-star hotel for the Voiles de Saint Tropez
The last weekend in September is a high point in the Saint Tropez calendar as sailors from across the globe take the corsair town by storm. Make sure you’re there to see it: book your top-of-the-range hotel for the Voiles de Saint Tropez.
Come and enjoy our hotel only 25 kilometres from Saint Tropez so you can be sure not to miss a thing during the Voiles de Saint Tropez. Whether you’re here to watch or take part, this is a huge week. Around 300 yachts will sail into the Gulf of Saint Tropez to parade across the sea, as the week of celebrations turns the town of Saint Tropez into a giant sailing village. An assortment of artisans and business owners will be represented to promote local know-how. And the bars and restaurants will have some great surprises in store for you, including shows by dancers and other performers together with themed evenings. Check out what’s on during the week so you can plan your stay.
The 25th Voiles de Saint Tropez promises to be a spectacular affair. With the last weekend of September segueing into the beginning of October in this year’s calendar, the regattas are organised over 10 days instead of the usual two weeks. The Voiles will be a real challenge with the Maxi yachts vying for position from the opening race. The Portalet area has been repurposed so that spectators watching from the shore will have a better view of the start line. From there, you can marvel at the magic of the regattas.
According to Benoît de Froidmont, president of the International Maxi Association, the new format packed into 10 days marks a “return to the original spirit of the Voiles de Saint Tropez”.
The spotlight will be firmly on the maxis: these monohulls over 18.28 metres long will be helmed by marquee international crews and will do battle in a feast for the eyes. You’ll also be able to watch the fleet of traditional sailboats during the event, as well as the modern and classic yachts that come to duke it out over the Mediterranean.
This year, the Société Nautique de Saint Tropez will invite visitors to admire almost 50 maxis when the regatta opens on Sunday, October 1. On the Monday, you can watch these giants of the sea together with the moderns. They will be at sea from Tuesday to Friday with the entire fleet, joining the classic yachts among others. On Sunday, October 1, Saint Tropez will also welcome the traditional sailboats competing for the Yacht Club de France Autumn Cup. The Challenge Day on Thursday, October 5 will feature classic and modern yachts, and will be interspersed with activities on land and at sea.
The hallmark of the Voiles de Saint Tropez is the positive atmosphere that characterises the event and the sense of fair play that dates back to its earliest days. Professionals, enthusiasts, amateurs, interested onlookers… everyone is welcome. Classic boats – and sometimes very old models – rub shoulders with ultra-modern yachts that are the very latest in high-tech.
Although the regattas are the focal point, the Voiles de Saint Tropez also catches the eye thanks to the smorgasbord of activities organised during the event, with a string of concerts, boules competitions, a “sardinade” evening, the sailors’ parade and invitation-only parties.
The Voiles de Saint Tropez is still the most iconic of all the boating events held in Saint Tropez. It brings together enthusiasts every year from the four corners of the earth to marvel at the legendary boats in a magical competition. If you’re dreaming of a Mediterranean getaway in the Gulf of Saint Tropez, early autumn is the best possible time to discover the world of sailing while staying in our 4-star hotel on the sea.
Le Bailli de Suffren is a lavish hotel on the Gulf of Saint Tropez with 55 rooms by the sea. You’ll be amazed by the location surrounded by untouched countryside, the silver-coloured sea and a sandy beach. With sunshine all year long, Rayol Canadel is the place to explore.
Come and stay at our hotel on the Mediterranean for the Voiles de Saint Tropez so you can be sure not to miss a minute of this star-studded event. Get in touch with us by email at email@example.com, by telephone on +33 (0)4 98 04 47 00 or check out our offers directly on our website.
Other events not to be missed in the Gulf of Saint Tropez
The region around Saint Tropez boasts a wealth of traditions and events, and is packed full of activities all year long. Come and enjoy a change of scenery in our hotel by the sea so you can enjoy all the things there are to do in the Var. Summer is the ideal time for music lovers: in between water sports, you can go to the Nuits du Château de la Moutte or attend the concerts at the Citadel. In autumn, the Voiles de Saint Tropez attracts the crowds. Running enthusiasts can take part in the Saint Tropez Classic, while lovers of fashion will adore the Grande Braderie. Winter is a window of opportunity for cultural visits and the Christmas lights. And in the spring, there is the traditional Bravades festival, not to mention the car and motorbike rallies that are also part of the package! You’ll never be short of marvellous things to do!