22 Apr 2011

VISIT TO ST. TROPEZ



Yesterday evening Claudie's friends came over for supper, we had pasta, salad, cheese and ice cream. We had a lot of fun and discussed and laughed until midnight !



Today we went to St. Tropez which is known for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. It has been dubbed the 'playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires', and it is most-enduringly known as the place which the iconic Brigitte Bardot had discovered as her favorite holiday place and has her villa "La Madrague" still there. Therefore it became an internationally-known seaside resort. It is a resort for the European and American jet set and since shortly also for the Russian millionairs. We saw huge luxury yachts, Ferraris and Lotus cars for which you have to spent around 50.000 $ ! Unfortunately the owners are not so pretty like the yachts and cars and mostly old and rather faded.

After a long walk through the city we had a nice picnic on the place "les Lyces" in the middle of St. Tropez. Claudies sister with husband and daughter and the two grandchildren were with us.

This was my last day, when you read this I am on my way back home to Brussels.

9 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, it sounds like you had a wonderful time, my friend. I'm so happy for you.
You'll be happy to get home to Ricardo and the cats, I'm sure.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

diane b said...

You are certainly living it up. Enjoy! Happy Easter.

Maribeth said...

I have had this dream to lie on the beaches on San Tropez! Ah yes, A Dream, as I am not one of the Jet Setters!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I have just been catching up on your blog entries. The pictures are lovely.

Your mention of a raclette meal made my mouth water. I love raclette. I first had it years ago in Switzerland. Then to my delight my home town ,Port Credit, got as Swiss restaurant that served it. Sadly, it is no longer there.

Jingle said...

fun place.
smooth sailings.

Jo said...

Oh I just love the colourful table setting at Claudie's dinner. So lovely to visit St Tropez with you, Gattina. Only time I ever will. Safe journey back home to your hubby and the cats. (((hugs))) Jo

claudie said...

Now you are at home again! But it was very strange here without you as we had all together our tourist planning and it looks like the holiday come at end !!! And the weather too!!! It was a windy and rainy day, and it began just after you fly away!
I will look for Picasa and post on my blog this evening! Hoping Riccardo get better!

Gledwood said...

Wow it looks "rather pleasant" down there!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Oh, that I would have wanted to see too. We couldn't go into st tropez when we where there, because in August it's such heavy traffic going there so you had too drive as a snail for hours and then after that have no place to park the car either!!!!