"Saint-Tropez - fishing village and Jet-Set" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint-Tropez by gabyne
Saint-Tropez Travel Guide: 81 reviews and 260 photos
Although it became famous due to French films with Brigitte Bardot in the Fifties and got the centre of Jet-Set, Saint-Tropez is still a small and idyllic fishing village.
It is said that the area has a very special light so there are a lot of painters living and working there. And it is true - the colours are much more vivid there - I have no idea, why... ;-)
The painters have their pictures exposed right at the port where you can look at them while they're painting their next oeuvre.
You can find classic pictures of French landscape - Cote d'Azur, Provence, Camargue but also modern art, mostly oil or acryl but also water colours.
On my last visit mid of May I was lucky to be there when Saint-Tropez held celebrations for its founder, the Roman militarist Tropez. About 100 men in 17th or 18th century uniforms did a parade and fired with old guns.
- Pros:still the idyllic fishing village it was 50 years ago
- Cons:expensive, overcrowded in high season
- In a nutshell:This is real mediterranean flair!
There are many different restaurants in St. Tropez so it's quite hard to find the right one for a nice evening. But... more travel advice
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