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Seeing the Sights of St. Tropez

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Marina at St. Tropez

St. Tropez started out as a sleepy fishing village but was discovered in the late 19th century by artists such as Signac and Matisse for its incredible light. Popularized in the 50s by Hollywood, most notably when Brigitte Bardot’s “And God Created Woman” was filmed here.

 

Where to eat:

Le Club 55

Relax and have a long lunch at this beach club’s outdoor dining room which is situated on a terrace enclosed by trees and shaded by white canvas. Enjoy a delicious fresh platter of crudités and a glass of rose.
Le Club 55
Plage de Pampelonne
Boulevard Patch
83350 Ramatuelle

What to buy:

Sandales Tropeziennes

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For 80 years the Rondini family has been making these legendary gladiator-style leather sandals. The strappy sandals for men, women and children come in all kinds of colors and styles.
Rondini
16 rue G. Clemenceau
83990 Saint-Tropez

Where to have afternoon glaces and café:

Le Sénéquier

This patisserie and salon-de-the is located at the heart of St.

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Tropez (and where all the mega-yachts dock). It is a perfect place to people watch while enjoying an afternoon coffee or ice cream. Despite having been around for 120 years it is still of the moment. Karl Lagerfeld just recently premiered his Chanel Resort 2011 show here.
Brasserie Sénéquier
Quai Jean Jaures
83990 Saint-Tropez

 

Where to use your dancing shoes:

At Hotel Byblos’ Les Caves du Roy night club. The flashy interior is reminiscent of Studio 54 and has been a favorite of the partying crowd since the 70s.
Les Caves du Roy
Avenue Paul Signac
83990 Saint Tropez

In between drinking, eating and dancing:

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Port St. Tropez by Paul Signac, 1899

Check out the Musee de L’Annonciade for it’s wonderful collection of paintings by artists who brought St. Tropez its initial celebrity. Works by artists connected to St. Tropez (Signac, Matisse, Dufy and Bonnard) are housed here.
Musée de L’Annonciade
Place Grammont
83990 St. Tropez

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