Saint-Tropez

When I was driving to Saint-Tropez, the last 20 miles before St. Tropez I started to sing my favorite song “Do you Do you Do you Saint Tropez” by Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez. I guess everyone knows this song. If not, check the link below.

I’ve been feeling so happy and excited to be there and that’s why my mood was so high.
Hehe, At this moment my husband wanted to jump out of the car and sure wanted to run a thousand miles away. Ehm, luckily he survived my singing mood.

We arrived well at the picturesque fishing village with pastel-colored houses and narrow streets. Oh, it adds to the town so much a charm. I was so thankful to be here in this romantic village. I got me an ice-cream and we went to check in the hotel.

We stayed in two different hotels ( fermeaugustin ) and both were fabulous, maybe a little over priced, but this you have to expect in Côte d’Azur but for the service, location, view and style it was reasonable.

During our stay we didn’t do a lot because we have been there only a few days and we have been in St. Tropez several times so this time it was easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Relaxing on the beach and swimming in the sea and of course practicing yoga.

I also enjoy taking photos, so I took my camera and went to photograph the power of flowers, trees and the wildlife. Photography is my second hobby (after yoga) so I totally switch off.

I made a reservation in a restaurant for dinner. We went to my favorite restaurant – La Plage des Salins. The food is delicious and it’s not for tourists, it’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner with fresh food and local wines…..

Where is Saint-Tropez?
Saint Tropez is located on the south east coast of France, on the French Riviera and in the Provence region.

Something about the past…
Saint-Tropez was first discovered in the late 19th century by the Impressionist painter Paul Signac.
In 1955, the film Et Dieu Créa la Femme (And God Created Woman), starring Brigitte Bardot. Which changed this small fishing port into a legendary seaside resort. In 1964 became the famous French comedy film with Louis de Funès. And in those days, it’s the place for millionaires, celebrities, designer boutiques, and luxury yachts.

But Saint-Tropez is not only for “snobby people”. Saint-Tropez is a very charming village with “elegant” and warm heart for everyone.

Why do I love this place?
I love this place because of the beauty of the colorful flowers, the breathtaking landscapes with a variety of pine trees. Known as “umbrella” pine trees.
Because of the beautiful lavender fields and the warm azure sea.
The beauty of vineyards surrounded by wine and olive plants and good wines and delicious food, lovely arts and because it’s one of the most glamorous places in the coast of the French Riviera.

When to visit Saint-Tropez?
I would suggest you in the low season, high season is really packed.
May is good, but swimming in the Mediterranean could be still a little bit chilly.
June is better for swimming and the first half of July might still be fine. I would avoid August (It will be crowded).
September is also nice and October as well.
Winter is very quiet but nice.

Enjoy the Provençal lifestyle.

Made with love by Martina