Are you agitated with everyday stress and anxieties? Looking for a fresh start to life? Then think no more and make your way to St. Tropez, lying in the southern part of France.
In old times, St. Tropez was a fishing town but now it has evolved into a dazzling town having striking glamour and intricacy. Still, you can find traces of a fishing town with small houses built in the fisherman’s style. This chic town attracts all the rich and famous of the world to escape the daily clutter of worries and stress. This town is home to yachts, contributing to its richness.
What makes St. Tropez stand out from the rest is the fact that world acknowledged artist Paul Signac settled here in a villa named La Hune in 1897. Here, he painted many of his works, taking aspiration from the stunning light of the town. Henri Matisse visited this villa and inspired by the beauty of the town, he painted Luxe Calme et Volupte, adding to the significance of this town.
Place des Lices is located in the middle of the town, it is a wonderful vacant and shady space to spend time and dwell into your thoughts. There are trees of nearly a century old that divide the area into seven arcades. Behind the town, you could climb up to the hill where a citadel is situated. It was built to protect the town and watch the enemies. Great majestic views of the town and the coast are accessible here. The stony walkway to the hill is also fun and intriguing.
If you are a water sport fan then definitely St. Tropez is your destination. Many of its beaches along the Baie de Pampelonne facilitate sailing, canoeing and even windsurfing, by taking up equipments in rent. Moreover, there are options for jet bikes, water skiing and scuba diving. Feel the magical world of marine life in St. Tropez.
Why to come in St Tropez?
- The Musee de l’Annonciade: The best art gallery in France for the neo-Impressionist period located in St. Tropez.
- Place des Lices: Market is set up on Tuesday and Saturday, where extraordinary savors are sold.
- Les Voiles de St. Tropez: Regatta is held for yachts, extending to almost 50 meters.