For years now there is a common tradition that, during the qualifying period of the GP, all the little towns around Monaco become the favorite destination for the ladies of the international Jet Set.
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While the men are all about the cars and roar of their engines, the ladies enjoy the beauty of the little villages of the French Rivera. The most popular one is surely Saint Tropez. Well know for the beauty of its landscapes, glamour, elegance and for its entertainment. If you are also organizing your holiday in the Rivera, here are the places we recommend.
La Citadelle (the citadel): Located on the hill (la colline des Moulins) next to Saint-Tropez, it was built in the 16th century, once served as the defender of the gulf. A short walk down the hill you can find the “nautical” cemetery of St. Tropez, many celebrities are buried here.
The Place aux Herbes is a beautiful square which has been a center of activity in St Tropez for centuries. This is lovely morning market with fruits and vegetables.
The Old Port. Here you can find boats still used by local fisherman as well as the mega-yachts. There is the beautiful statue of Pierre-André de Suffren, the second principal figure of Saint-Tropez and the Portalet Tower.
Place des Lices is one of the most famous areas, where local and international stars are seen with typical Provincial market, Marché des Lices.
The Church Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption is very worthwhile to visit as well.
The most famous of the Saint-tropez beaches is the long Baie de Pampelonne to the south of St Tropez. Along the beach are beach-side boutiques, cafes and clubs.
And how to reach Saint Tropez? If you are arriving by plane, the closest airport is Nice Airport which is perfectly connected with the most important cities throughout Europe and the World.
You can hire a car directly at the airport https://www.carhire-niceairport.com/.
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