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La Cote d’Azur, between enchantment and magic: discovering Saint Tropez

Tuesday 7 July 2020 Blog

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Summer has arrived and despite the difficult period, people are waiting impatiently to relax and leave everything behind after a year of hard work. The most sought after destinations are always those of luxury and fun, and clearly the magical shores of the French Riviera could not be missing.

It was 1956 when Saint-Tropez, a picturesque village of fishermen and sailors, with pastel-colored houses overlooking the Vieux Port, became the most glamorous destination on the French Riviera, thanks to Brigitte Bardot who has been in love with this sleeping village. Among the most renowned resorts of the French Riviera, Saint Tropez is certainly synonymous with worldliness, luxury and wonderful beaches. In summer, this small town in the south of France is in great demand by tourists and protagonists of the international jet set attracted by refined boutiques, exclusive night clubs, but also by the characteristic atmosphere and suggestive landscapes.

Saint Tropez is undoubtedly the most suitable destination for those looking for social life and offers the opportunity to meet internationally renowned movie stars, footballers and VIPs.

But Saint Tropez is not only synonymous with fun and excess. The ideal time to visit Saint-Tropez in all its beauty, contemplating its silence away from the multitude of tourists, is certainly towards the end of August, but also in September and in the first autumn period, when the light of the Cote d'Azur, which has enchanted many painters, illuminates the facades of the houses overlooking the Vieux Port.

It is the right place for those who want to relax early in the morning with a walk along the harbor, surrounded by historic places such as the Senequier, opened since 1887 and so loved by the writer Colette, or for those who love to get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets of the old city, between idyllic squares, flowers and art galleries until you reach the heart of Place des Lices, where you can play pétanque under the plane trees and where on Tuesdays and Saturdays the unmissable market is held with the typical products of Provencal gastronomy. Going up to the 17th century citadel you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the gulf and the red roofs. Not far away you can visit the suggestive marine cemetery, and then there are the beaches, the beating heart of Saint Tropez. The most authentic is La Ponche, a pearl hidden among the houses in the heart of the old city. For those who love nature it is also possible to walk the Sentier du littoral which from the Tour du Portalet leads to the mythical beach of Pampelonne, with its fine sand and the Caribbean-colored sea, passing through the Canebiers bay and Madrague, the famous Brigitte villa Bardot.

Another tempting activity that Saint Tropez offers its visitors is shopping. Many boutiques and shops offer unmissable products for a Riviera outfit, including the legendary ultra-chic flat sandals in full Cote d'Azur style.

However, Saint-Tropez remains a jewel village, proud of its past and identity, which cares about keeping traditions and enhancing art and culture.

In fact, museums are missing. Among these, not to be missed is the Museum of the Annonciade, an oasis of art and tranquility, a 16th century chapel which became a museum in 1950 which houses, among others, works by Henri Matisse and Paul Signac.

There are also many appointments and events that are organized in this area in the south of France. For example, there is a time when the "old" Saint-Tropez of fishermen and sailors finds its origins when, at the end of summer, one of the most beautiful regattas in the world is organized, and thousands of sailing boats color the magnificent gulf. Les voiles de Saint-Tropez involves over 300 boats, modern and vintage.

Refinement and elegance are the keywords that distinguish this place. But Saint Tropez is only one of the prestigious destinations that every year are populated by tourists from all over the world. The French Riviera, in fact, welcomes renowned cities such as Cannes, Nice, Menton and Antibes. The health emergency for covid-19 has led to avoiding airport transits, queues for boarding and restricted spaces on board aircraft, leading more and more tourists to opt for private jet aviation in order to enjoy of a journey in total relaxation reaching these destinations with a timeless charm. Every year there is great enthusiasm from users who want to book an exclusive holiday or even just a relaxing weekend in these bays with a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. All these seaside resorts are easily accessible by private jet and for this reason Fast Private Jet, which for years has welcomed love for the French Riviera, has decided to fully open its doors to this area, guaranteeing a complete 360-degree service. From today, in fact, access to the Fast Private Jet website is also convertible in French, as well as in international English and in Italian. Excellence and extreme dedication are the basis of the company's operations and once again Fast Private Jet wanted to ensure its customers speed in browsing the website, facilitating them even at this stage in order to guarantee them maximum comfort.

From 1 July the French Riviera will also be accessible to all citizens from territories outside the European Union, and on this occasion too Fast Private Jet will be ready to welcome its customers, satisfying them at best.

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