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St. Tropez Beach, France

St. Tropez became "St. Trop" when the show business people, artists and writers all fell under the spell of this charming little port in the 1950's.

In the summer one could bump into Picasso, Francoise Sagan, Jacques Prévert and many others, With the arrival of Brigitte Bardot in the 6O's the myth was installed for good. Since then St. Tropez has become the in vacation spot for chic Parisians and the international Jet Set.

Night life is very lively and often one can see helicopters bringing elegant guests to private parties in one of the many luxurious villas on the bay.

People watching is a favorite sport here in the summer, Visitors like to sit at the outdoor cafés hoping either to be seen or to see some one else. Competition is rife. Huge yachts line up in the port rivaling to see which is the biggest, the prettiest, the best kept, or has the snappiest crew .

Only beautiful people hop on board. It is quite a spectacle for the casual visitor!...

St. Tropez's true nature can really only be appreciated in the off months.

If you have the choice come here in May, June or September, without the crowds one can take the time to admire the charming little streets and alleys.

Early in the morning at the Place aux Herbes one can find fruit vegetables and flowers and watch the local fishermen selling their new catch. This is also the neighborhood of the famous brasseries Le Gorille and Sénéquier.

A typical Provengal market is held every Tuesday and Saturday morning in the Place des Lices. Religious and festive processions called "Bravades" are lively celebrations which begin in May and continue until the 15th of June.

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The Musts of St. Tropez:
The old port.
Place des Lices,
Rue Gambetta.

Place des Ormeau.
The 18th c. church and bell tower.


Musée de l'Annonciade (Paul Signac, Braque,
Matisse, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Bonnard, Dufy)
and its butterfly house.
Musee Galerie - Victoire de la Messardiere


Water sports.
Tennis. Squash. Golf,
Horseback riding,
Hiking along the coast.

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Night clubs

Holiday houses - Furnished apartments and rooms.
No campgrounds in St Tropez, see neighbouring villages
Cities and villages around :
Ramatuelle (10 km), Gassin (9 km),
Cogolin (9 km) and Grimaud (10 km).

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