The glitz and glamour of the Cote d'Azur is mostly accurately embodied in St. Tropez, the small enchanting fishing village made famous by Brigette Bardot.
Tropeziens have since thrived on their glitzy image, attracting wealthy celebrities and millionaires with yachts (moorings cost roughly €90,000 per week!). Today the village has become a resort for European and American jet set and the hordes of tourists seeking a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.
We'll take a peek at St. Tropez, taste the famous La Tarte Tropezienne at the pastry shop of the same name, and dine at the famous, yet beautiful Plage Pampelonne. Once curiousity has been satisfied, we'll move on to seek out the more authentic hilltop villages nearby, the vineyards that cascade down to the Mediterranean, and delight in an authentic seaside lunch at one of the local vineyards, owned and operated by our cousins.
Many celebrities arrive the bay of St. Tropez by yacht.
Though frequented by celebrities as far back as the 1920s including Coco Chanel,
St. Tropez became internationally famous in the 1950s due to Brigitte Bardot being discovered here, and the filming on location of "And God created women."