Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Summer in Sizzling Hot St Tropez!!

St Tropez is probably one of the most recognized playgrounds for the rich & famous in the world. For many years it has been synonymous with the jet set lifestyle that most of us aspire to. St Tropez is a riot of decadence in the sunshine and much loved by the rich and famous as it is by those less wealthy amongst us who love to come and see what is going on!

Located on the Mediterranean coast an hour’s drive from Cannes and Nice, it was originally a harbour town and this is still the case today, although now a days the port is full of swish yachts rather than the small fishing vessels that would once have been its bread and butter. The town grew up around the port and as a result there are a number of great restaurants alongside small shops offering an astonishing range of merchandise. This ranges from local produce such as olive oil or the local wines (the rosé is very good!) but extends to clothing and designer shops much loved by the clientèle who can afford to stay in St Tropez!

There is a strong artistic thread running through the town with galleries on every corner and connections to many great artists who came here or painted here at some stage in their careers. Beautiful scenery abounds around the village and with the sparkling sea as a back drop many an artist has been inspired by the local beauty.

Pampelonne beach is a 4 km sandy beach, abound with beach restaurants.
This is the beach which epitomizes topless sunbathing! In fact it is said that Brigit Bardot strolled out of the Voile Rouge restaurant and removed her bikini top (after first alerting the entire words press as to what she intended to do) and the result?  St Tropez was suddenly on the map!

There are all the usual attractions which come with a beach location & all kinds of water sports are available. If you venture out a little there are breath taking views to be had from many of the hills around, where walking and hiking is popular. Horse riding, bounding, swimming, even scooter hire and plane rides around the area can be found within 10 km’s of the centre.

Beware of the traffic in high summer - it can take up to 2 hours on a busy day to drive from St Maxime which is about 12kms around the coast. It is best to take the boat which is much quicker and just as pretty a ride.

We have LOTS of amazing villas in St Tropez - have a look now to secure your dream holiday villa.