If you associate Saint Tropez with lavish parties, yachts that are too big to enter the port and Cristal champagne flowing over tanned breasts, yes, you got it all right. Spotting luxurious cars cruising the narrow streets, glitterati roll by and rich men accompanied by young girls (usually the proportion is 1:3) is just the ordinary thing. Actually if you don’t witness an excess of the the above mentioned they you have probably ended up in the wrong village.
But, there is always a but, Saint Tropez has another face, which is less known but not less intriguing. If you walk away from the port, towards the old town, you will find yourself in the middle of labyrinth made of quiet steep streets lined with delightful pastel-colored houses, secret old-fashioned squares, small shops, cafès and art galleries. The area also boasts plenty of restaurants, which are not Saint Tropez-kind-of-expensive and you will probably not have to sell your kids into slavery.
Below are some of the too many photos I took. I will also upload later a video on Youtube from Nice and Saint Tropez. I will put the link here.
On our way to Saint Tropez we did a short stop over in Saint Raphael – another very beautiful place. If you ever find yourself there and you are hungry, I strongly recommend Vach’et moi which contributed for another great meal and the best foie I have ever had (and I’m not a fan of livers). And should I also add, the most tender escalope à la crème ever!
And, answering the question in the title – I have to admit, life in Saint Tropez is really good – azure waters, sandy beaches, sunny weather, good food, luxury, what else do I need??!