Experience Some Mediterranean Glamour With a Cruise to St Tropez
If you are looking for a holiday which will take you away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, there are few better choices than a Mediterranean cruise stopping at St Tropez.
The town has a well-deserved reputation as one of France’s most glamorous resorts, which is why it now forms part of the itineraries of cruise lines such as Island Cruises.
Booking last-minute cruises which call on the French Riviera will give you a chance to explore St Tropez and see exactly why it is so popular with the rich and famous.
It used to be a small fishing village, but one of the first things you will see when you visit St Tropez now is the fleet of luxury yachts which indicate it has become a playground for millionaires.
The transformation has taken place since Brigette Bardot rose to fame in And God Created Woman – the classic 1956 film set in St Tropez. Although it was already a popular destination with people like Henri Matisse and Coco Chanel, it was Bardot’s sex kitten act which really put it on the map.
When you look round St Tropez you will see everything a millionaire would want in a holiday resort, from moorings for yachts to fashionable boutiques, stylish restaurants, art galleries and stunning beaches.
But you will also find it retains much of the charm of a traditional French fishing village, thanks to the distinctive brightly-coloured houses of the old town, the open air markets selling local produce and the games of boules being played on the Place des Lices.
There are also several historic sites to visit, including the 16th century Citadel and the ancient fortifications. And if you are interested in art, you will want to make the time to see the Annonciade Museum, which contains pieces from Matisse, Braque and Signac together with works by other leading lights from the Fauvism and Pointillism movements.
However you decide to spend your time in St Tropez, you are sure to find it one of the most glamorous and interesting ports of call you can visit on cruises from the UK.