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St Tropez

By Jodi R, Germany, August 2011

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Brigitte Bardot was famously 'discovered' on the beach at St Tropez, and since the 1950's this French Riviera resort town has been known as a playground for the international jet set. Once a military stronghold, St Tropez was a quiet fishing village and the site of various trades including ship building, until the start of the 20th Century when it became known as a luxury resort for the rich and famous.

First colonized by the writer Guy de Maupassant and impressionist painter Paul Signac; Matisse and David Hockney have also found inspiration in the stunning light and striking colors of this gorgeous coast.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our French Riviera Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the French Riviera. Photo courtesy of Adrian777 via Wikimedia Commons.

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