To go to St. Tropez you have to go early because it seemed to me that everybody had the same idea during these Easter holidays and it was on a Thursday !
This once little Fisher town has become a place of pilgrimage, since Brigitte Bardot discovered it in 1956 and bought a house there called "La Madrague". It is located on the French Riviera, and it is still known today for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. It has been dubbed the playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires. (You can read more about this here).
Now you don't see so many famous people anymore because too many "normal" people are able to go there too and therefore the town is so packed that it is a miracle that it hasn't cracked yet. Everybody wants to come here it's like going to Hollywood at least once in your life. In high season it must be awful !
We arrived in St. Tropez
A miracle, we found a parking space right away
First look on the port and the yacht habour, yachts sized from middle, to big to floating hotels !
I had to show that I owned one
just in front of the habour are cafés and restaurants
Le Senequier is the most famous one and if you a lucky you can even see famous actors or models there. The café is a family business, already in its third generation. In the season, more than twenty waiters serve drinks and canapes in three shifts. Sitting in the café, one can watch the world go by: people having lunch on exclusive yachts, elegant blonds going about their daily shopping rituals and wives of American millionaires strolling along the pavement.
Lots of artists are exposing their paintings for sale. I am only posing.
The tower was once part of the town wall
A part of it became a restaurant
along the seaside is still a part of the wall
very old anchors laying at the beach
beautiful view on the sea.
The ancient Bailly de Suffren castle
I do my photographers duties
of the small streets full of boutiques and little shops
very narrow little streets,
and romantic looking places
A nicely decorated boutique.
The prices were nice too. But we also saw clothes to reasonable prices. At least you can say "I bought this blouse in St. Tropez". I bought a key ring.
It looks as if they have a bosom. But as there are so many more or less covered bosoms to see in St. Tropez it's probably normal that trees have one too. Conclusion, I was happy to have been there once, but I would certainly never spend my holidays there or nearby ! If you want to know more about St. Tropez it's here in Wikipedia