Head to one of France's glamour resorts to hang out with stars and enjoy the blue waters of the Mediterranean. St. Tropez is a very famous town on the French Riviera, the place where Brigitte Bardot was discovered and where the rich and famous hang out on the Marina. A place to be rather than a place to see, St. Tropez is nevertheless a great location for a classic southern French beach holiday and also to visit a lot more exclusive places and cities like the famous town Nice and the place, where the film festival has its origin - Cannes. Alternatives for St. Tropez apartments and a villa St.Tropez for luxury beach holidays on the Cote d'Azur are popular places like Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cap d'Ail. There aren't a lot of places in Europe, which can be compared with glamourous St. Tropez. If you're searching for suitable alternatives which will come up to your high expectations, you should follow the links below:
Despite its obvious links with the 'jet setting' lifestyle and film star glamour, St. Tropez still manages to retain something of a village feel. Many people staying in the kind of villas Saint Tropez provides may perhaps find this surprising, but it is exemplified in the ochre streets of the old village, where you can find a Dior building across the road from an ordinary grocery store. In the parish church here you can find a bust of St. Tropez himself, a Roman soldier who became Christian, whose head is actually in Pisa in Italy. If you climb to the top of the old village, then visitors to St. Tropez apartments can visit the 16th century Citadelle. The route winds up through some pleasantly wooded hills. This 15th century fortress was built to defend the coast. Its interior is currently being converted into a mueseum celebrating the region's maritime history, and should open in 2013.
As with any Mediterranean town, the town square is an important local landmark. Known in St. Tropez as the Place des Lices, it may seem a little big for a village of this size. However, visitors to St. Tropez apartments can watch locals play boules here, and you can head for refreshment to the laid back Cafe des Arts. Art lovers who are staying the type of villa St. Tropez offers should make sure that they visit the Musée de l’Annonciade. Here, you can find many artists asssociated with Provence and St. Tropez, including works by Matisse and the pointillist artist Signac.A stay in the kind of Saint Tropez villas offers offers a laid back insight into the world of the glamorous and famous who hang out at its marina. The number of expensive cars zipping about the place is also something anyone staying in St. Tropez apartments will notice. However, there is plenty to keep anyone busy, and if it gets too much you can clear your head with a walk to the Pampelonne beaches.