We spent yesterday in Saint-Tropez, that magical place where the rich and famous congregate — along with the rest of us.
In this gorgeous seaside village in Var Provence, you can buy a bottle of champagne for €100,000. If you want it, you can find it in Saint-Tropez.
I heard a story of a man who recently spent €1.2 million during one night in Saint-Tropez. It may have been a fair investment, however, for the publicity he received in return. If you want to be seen, Saint-Tropez is the place.
Of course, you don’t have to be a multi-millionaire or arrive by yacht or helicopter to enjoy Saint-Tropez. You can step ashore in this town of 5,000 along with the other 5 million visitors who come here annually in search of a little Provencal authenticity and occasional celebrity sightings.
Saint-Tropez was a small fishing village at the beginning of the 20th century, but later became an internationally known seaside resort, principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the YeÌ-yeÌ movement in music. Painters were attracted to Saint-Tropez because of the light, ever present.