Categories: Destinations

Saint Tropez, France

Another perfect destination for your summer vacation. Located in southeastern France, Saint Tropez can provide you incredible fun. It is known as the playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires, and it is most-enduringly known as the place where the iconic Brigitte Bardot was “discovered” and for its role in the liberation of southern France during World War II.

Tropezien beaches are located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne, also known by the residents as Grania, which lies south of Saint-Tropez and east of Ramatuelle. Pampelonne offers a collection of beaches along its five-kilometer shore. Each beach is around thirty meters wide with its own beach hut and private or public tanning area. Many of the beaches offer windsurfing, sailing and canoeing equipment for rent, while others offer motorized water sports, such as power boats, jet bikes and water skiing, scuba diving.

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Saint-Tropez is well known for the Hôtel Byblos (and Les Caves du Roy), a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, whose inauguration with Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs in 1967 was an international event. Each year, at the end of September, a regatta is held in the bay of Saint-Tropez (Les Voiles de St. Tropez). This is a draw for many yachts, some up to 50 meters in length. This is on my bucket list, what about yours?