Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is a town that sits 65 miles to the east of Marseille, France. Famous for its rich summertime guests, many people know the place as a playground to millionaires, fashion models and jetsetters. Saint Tropez has a rich ancient history.

During the mid 1920s, the town attracted a number of world known fashion figures including Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. Thereafter, it played a major military task when it hosted an operation called Operation Dragoon. That was on august 15, 1944 during the Second World War.

Saint Tropez gained international recognition in the 1950s courtesy of Brigitte Bardot. It became the setting for a number of famous films like And God Created Woman. Some musicians like Pink Floyd have also written songs about this famous town.

Moreover, the town plays a huge role in modern art. It attracted the attention of famous painters like Paul Signac, Bonnard, Matisse, Massimo Campigli, David Hockney, Donald Sultan, and Benard Buffet. Saint Tropez is also famous for the regatta event held annually. Here, different yachts get to participate in some kind of racing events. Many tourists get to attend this event.

Tropezien beaches lie along the coast in Grania, also referred to as Baie de Pampelonne. The long shoreline is full of beaches that are approximately 30 meters wide. Many of the beaches have a beach hut besides a public or private tanning spot. Some of them rent equipment that could be used for canoeing, windsurfing or sailing. Others offer services such as scuba diving, water skiing, and motorized water sports like jet bikes and powerboats.

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