Theme Week French Riviera – Saint-Tropez

Friday, 16 September 2011 - 02:40 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Saint-Tropez Church © MartinPutz

Saint-Tropez Church © MartinPutz

Saint-Tropez is a town, 104 km (65mi) to the east of Marseille, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. It is also the principal town in the canton of Saint-Tropez. It is located on the French Riviera, and it is known today for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. It has been dubbed the ‘playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires’. The inhabitants of Saint-Tropez are called Tropéziens, and the town is familiarly called “St-Trop”. The port was widely used during the 18th century; in 1789, the port was visited by 80 ships. Saint-Tropez’s shipyards built tartanes and three-masted ships that carried 1000 to 12200 barrels. The town was the site of various associated trades, including fishing, cork, wine, wood. The town had a school of hydrography. In 1860 the floret of the merchant marine, named “The Queen of the Angels” (a three-masted ship of 740 barrels), visited this port. Its role as a commercial port declined, and it is now primarily a tourist spot besides being a base for many well know sail regattas. Here you also find a fast boat transportation with Les Bateaux Verts to Sainte Maxime on the other side of the bay and to Port Grimaud, Marines de Cogolin, Les Issambres and St-Aygulf.

Saint-Tropez - Harbour Promenade © Pumuckel42 Saint-Tropez-  Jarlier Tower © Martinp1 Saint-Tropez © Thomas Steiner Saint-Tropez - Gendarmerie Nationale © Nadina Saint-Tropez - Beaches of Pampelone and Bonne Terrase © B3R-Malbarre Saint-Tropez - Aerial view © Starus Saint-Tropez Lighthouse in front of the Star Clipper © Oliver Steiner Saint-Tropez Harbour © Marc Desbordes Port of Saint-Tropez © Krzysztof Biegański Port of Saint-Tropez © Adrian777 Gulf of Saint-Tropez - Aerial view © Starus Capitainerie of the Port of Saint-Tropez © Starus Cannons of the Saint-Tropez Citadel © Bernard Gagnon Street view © Pumuckel42 Saint-Tropez Church © MartinPutz
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Saint-Tropez Lighthouse in front of the Star Clipper © Oliver Steiner
The main economic resource of Saint-Tropez is tourism. Saint-Tropez is well known for the Hôtel Byblos (and Les Caves du Roy), a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, whose inauguration with Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs in 1967 was an international event. Each year, in early October, a regatta is held in the bay of Saint-Tropez (Les Voiles de St. Tropez). This is a draw for many yachts, some up to 50 metres in length. Many tourists come to the location for this event or as a stop on their trip to Cannes, Marseille or Nice. In history of modern art Saint-Tropez plays a major role. Paul Signac discovers this light fulfilled place and inspires painters like Matisse, Bonnard or Marquet to come to Saint-Tropez. Saint-Tropez emerges the painting of Pointillism and Fauvism. Also for the next generation of painters Saint-Tropez rests an interesting attraction. Bernard Buffet, David Hockney, Massimo Campigli, Donald Sultan were also living and working in Saint-Tropez. Today Stefan Szczesny continues this tradition.

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