Saint-Tropez is included in the list of the most often visited holiday destinations in the world. It’s a tourist resort situated in southern France, on the French Riviera. Saint-Tropez is also a small fishing port with incredible vistas that once seen provide unforgettable memories to everyone who has visited this wonderful stretch of coastline. The place is incredibly popular among celebrities, who spend as much time as possible there. In the past, from the 15th to the 17th centuries Saint-Tropez was an independent republic.
It became quite a popular resort in the nineteen twenties when it attracted stars from the world of fashion, but it was thanks to film star Brigette Bardot who in the nineteen fifties gave Saint-Tropez the reputation of one of the jazziest places in the world. It is associated mainly with blue waters, luxury yachts, wonderful cafes as well as great numbers of tourists and expensive sports cars.
A further issue that certainly must be considered is the night life in Saint-Tropez. It’s incredibly lively as many VIPs land in their helicopters in the middle of the night just to have some fun at one of the many elegant parties that the rich and famous love to throw. This is just one of the reasons why many tourists sit in the cafes situated in the open air, the hope of seeing somebody famous.
Visitors at the same time can appreciate the taste of delicious Mediterranean food that is served in such a chic manner. One must sample some of the dishes that are particularly famous in the region, such as bouillabaisse with a glass of burgundy or bourdeaux from one of the many well known French vineyards.
Tourists who wish to spend some time sunbathing should know that the best beaches in the resort are located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne, which lies south of Saint Tropez and east of Ramatuelle. Everyone can find something to suit as there are plenty of beaches along the five kilometer shore. Some beaches have their huts, and comprise of both private and public tanning areas.
There is a range of beaches, including the very chic offering fashion shows as well as the quieter ones. If you feel like admiring the view you can relax in the cafés that are situated on the water’s edge. For people who prefer spending time in an active way there are also plenty of activities from which to choose. Various beaches offer windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and motorized water sports with all the equipment needed for them.
And if you wish to spend time soaking up some culture you can visit the Musée de I’Annonciade, also known as Musée St-Tropez, where one can find a collection of modern art from such well-known artists as Matisse, Bonnard and Seurat.
Saint-Tropez is a place that should definitely be included in anyone’s ‘must visit’ list. So if you feel like changing your lifestyle at least for a while why not spend some time in this fabulous resort. There’s not only the opportunity to meet the stars but one can imagine for a moment what it’s like to be one. As we’ve said Saint-Tropez has it all unforgettable sights, marvelous cuisine and the opportunity to enjoy oneself in a variety of different ways.