In the Bay of Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime is sheltered from the wind by the foothills of the Massif des Maures. This exceptional location makes it a place where its mild climate and the beauty of its site attracts many painters, poets and writers. It's Sainte Maxime Jean de Brunhoff was inspired to write his first Babar which is one of Sainte Maxime beaches. now called The Elephant Beach. The old town is snaking lively pedestrian streets, beautiful gardens ends on the large pier that reveals the Bay of Saint Tropez. The beach of La Croisette and the beach of La Nartelle, situated west of Sainte Maxime, is highly sought.