A trip to the Côte d’Azur part two – St Tropez

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As we continued our trip along the Côte d’Azur, our next spot was the exciting St Tropez!
St Tropez is well known all around the world, so we were so excited to be able to spend some time there. Once we got there, we were really surprised to find such a lovely public beach, as we hadn’t seen one the last time we were there. It was beautifully long and sandy, and it wasn’t a surprise to see people already sunbathing and playing in the water, even in early March.
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The town has some really nice upmarket shops, of course, and some fantastic restaurants. We went for a walk around the port which is a really lovely way to spend an afternoon, as you can look at all of the fabulous boats, eat in a seafront restaurant, or just simply have a drink and watch the world go by.
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We had a super Caesar Salad in one of the port side restaurants called Bar du Port, which has the most amazing black and silver loos, with a gorgeous central basin and chandelier type hanging pipes, which were actually the “taps”. This bar was definitely the best priced place that we could find directly on the port, at 16 euros for our salad! Other restaurants wanted nearer 30 euros, which is pretty normal for a place where the rich hang out! There was even a 2000 euro bottle of Moet et Chandon!
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After our lunch as we were heading back to the car, we passed an incredible ice cream shop which we simply HAD to try, there were so many flavours to choose from, and all using local, bio ingredients! It took us a while to choose our flavours and get served, due to the really big crowd, but it was definitely worth the wait!
St Tropez is a really great place to have a day trip if you’re staying locally, but beware of the traffic in high season, it can be pretty daunting! Best option is to travel early, and come back late!
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Gina Evans-Forte
Gina Evans-Forte
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