Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is a town located in South East France in the French Riviera, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.

It was mainly a fishing village up until the early years of the 20th Century, and in 1944 was the military landing site of Operation Dragoon, in which Southern France was the target of an Allied invasion.
Saint Tropez is now a glamorous seaside town and host of top hotels, beaches, and nightlife. It is well known for being the “get-away” haven for celebrities, and many people like to visit here just to do a bit of star spotting. The town’s main economic resource is from tourism and is well known for Hotel Byblos and Les Caves Du Roy, which have been linked to Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs.
Brigitte Bardot is a French actress who starred in ‘And God Created Women’ which was set in Saint Tropez. This film was one of the films that helped the town to become internationally renowned as the setting in films.

Some other notable hotels in Saint Tropez are Pan Dei Palais Hotel, Hotel La Ponche, and Pastis Hotel which are all for the more higher end budgets. More medium range hotels are Hotel Le Mouillage, and Hotel B Lodge.

The most popular and well known beach in Saint Tropez is Pampelonne Beach which measures approximately three miles long and in high summer it can accommodate up to 30,000 people a day.  It was also the actual landing site of the previously mentioned Operation Dragoon. This beach is quite expensive to hire sun loungers and parasols where you will be looking at a starting price of around 30 euros. If you fancy a sopt of lunch on the beach, don’t expect to pay anything less than 50 euros.

Many people like to visit Saint Tropez’ other beaches purely because they are less popular, and therefore quieter and more spacious. Some of these beaches are Plage De La Bouillabaisse and Plage des Graniers.

Saint Tropez hosts some of the most exclusive bars and night clubs in Europe, many of them are very difficult to get into unless you are of very high status, famous, or have close connections. If you do manage to get in, then again they can be very expensive. Some of these places are Les Caves Du Roy, VIP Room, Papagayo, and Chez Maggy.

In terms of activities in Saint Tropez, the options are fairly limited. However, many people like to watch the luxury and millionaire yachts coming into port, visit the old village, or visit an art gallery, which gives a taste of the town’s artistic culture and history.


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