legendary saint tropez

…in order to paint my pictures, i need to remain (in saint tropez) for several days in the same state of mind, and i do not find this in any atmosphere but that of the côte d’azur…” by henri matisse

saint-tropez

saint-tropez

cruising along the french riviera offered a glimpse of luxury town resorts charmingly tucked in the southern peninsula of france. hugged by sun-kissed beaches, calm deep blue waters and temperate mediterranean climate offer the perfect playgrounds for the rich and famous. ports are filled with luxury yachts and the two hour-and-a-half ferry each way to saint tropez from nice allowed us to soak up views of the stunning côte d’azur.

we had a fabulous day at saint trop. the place des lices, the town’s most charming central square is where the open-air market is held. it is simply awesome and not to be missed. the sun-dried tomato tapenade was superb, it made up for lunch at the park and many more snacks after that. vendors are very warm and even with just few words of french will get you far.

saint tropez is bustling yet relaxed. chic. fashionably casual. maybe even mythical. people were there just to be there. it is a happy place, laid back atmosphere, cozy and undisturbed even with throng of very watchable people effortlessly blending in with tourists and locals alike. saint tropez, whose humble beginnings as a military stronghold and a simple fishing village, is now an escape to international stars and socialites made famous by iconic celebrities and artists back in time.

we meandered cobble stoned alleys, shopped and browsed in boutiques and galleries, found our way at the foot of the citadel, sat at the square and people watched. the harbor was abuzz, filled with ritzy yachts. the entire town was humming, vibrant and so alive.

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22 Responses to legendary saint tropez

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    Lovely photos and sounds like a great spot. Another time we will have to visit.

  2. A lovely place, and with good shopping too. 🙂

  3. bebs1 says:

    Did you do a lot of shopping? Chanel, Hermes, LV?

  4. Imelda says:

    Oh, that’s why you disappeared. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the joy and the lovely photos. 🙂

  5. Amyy says:

    Beautiful photos, Lola. I remember the lovely open market along the coast area.

  6. ventisqueras says:

    very legend this place! a beautiful shots
    ciao
    🙂

  7. fathersunny says:

    I just got back from a cruise through the Greek isles… i missed Samos but saw it from afar… Wow!!

  8. rommel says:

    The French Riviera with a mountain/hill filled with houses look so awesome.

  9. Anonymous says:

    St. Tropez, truly a WOW place, playground for the rich and famous!!!! Beautiful pictures!!

  10. Sartenada says:

    Very beautiful photos from the town, which name I know from the song: Twist à Saint Tropez presented by Les Chats Sauvages. 🙂

    Happy blogging!

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