Today, a few pics and ideas of things to do in Saint Tropez during the day.
Well.. I guess that the first thing to come to mind is shopping! Fine. Please note that while Saint Tropez has lots of super luxurious expensive shops, there is also lots of super nice normal shops for us!! They are not particularly hard to see/find so no need for me to review some of them in particular, except one maybe: do not forget the second-hand shops. There are indeed a few of them in Saint Tropez.. and if you think about the amount of rich and famous that come here (and I dont want to say it.. but also of nice escort girls who are probably paid in nature and resell their expensive presents to these shops..), these second-hand shops are amazing!
Also, in addition to the ‘normal’ shops, some fashion houses usually set up temporary stores in Saint Trop’ for the time of the summer. They are open to everyone so do not hesitate to enter and have a look (they just simply do not let you take pics from the inside). Above the Chanel store.
In Saint Trop’, you will also find photographers wanting to take a picture of you almost everywhere: at the beach, in the harbour, at restaurants and bars in the evening. The following day, people usually rush to their shops to see their pictures. I like this ‘tradition’ as it is the perfect occassion to have at least one nice professional portrait taken of you and your boyfriend, friends, family.. and always a great holidays souvenir!
If you are done with shopping, you can take a charter boat that will take you see the celebrities house (Brigitte Bardot, etc) from the sea.. fun to do at least once.
For lunch, one of my favourite place is the bar in front of the Hermes store. This is a normal little bar which will serve you normally priced food.. but the thought of having lunch so close to Hermes always makes me happy..
Otherwise, I recommend you try at least once to have a ‘pan bagnat‘ for lunch. This is the traditional sandwich over there.. all round and bigger than your face (if not, dont buy it)!
For dessert, you have to have a ‘Tarte Tropezienne‘ of course: a sort of brioche filled with cream.. so delicious, I could kill for one!!!
Towards the end of the afternoon, everyone gathers on the various bars along the harbour to ‘yacht and people watch‘ (as you can see indeed, people do not seem to talk much between themselves.. here people watching is an official activity!)
My favorite place (and I am not the only one..) is the Senequier.. a lively bar where a guy, disguised as a Gendarme de Saint Tropez (do you know the movie?) usually come to play a little show to entertain the clients.
Well.. that’s it for today. I will see if I can squeeze in one more post on Saint Tropez tomorrow but otherwise, I am normally off to Bulgaria for the wedding of a friend of mine (read post here) who is marrying the very sexy Minister of Foreign Affairs over there.. wouou!. So stay tuned for a report on Bulgaria very soon (read post here)!