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Saint-Tropez - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 43° 16.326 E 006° 38.358
32T E 308431 N 4793737
Quick Description: Located on the French Riviera, Saint-Tropez is a town in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 12/5/2016 7:08:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMTKR0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 8

Long Description:
Saint-Tropez was a military stronghold and an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II (as part of Operation Dragoon). After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and a goal for tourists in search of a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.

The main economic resource of Saint-Tropez is tourism. The city is well known for the Hôtel Byblos and for Les Caves du Roy, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, whose inauguration with Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs in 1967 was an international event.

The Old Town of Saint-Tropez, known as "La Ponche" borders the Vieux Port harbor basin and is below the citadel. La Ponche is the historic center of the fishing village and is the most picturesque area of Saint Tropez. Part of it has been laid out as a pedestrian zone of narrow alleyways and quaint cobblestone lanes abounding with small shops, upscale boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.

Each year, at the end of September, a regatta is held in the bay of Saint-Tropez (Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez). This is a draw for many yachts, some up to 50 metres in length. Many tourists come to the location for this event.

Sources: (visit link) and (visit link)
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places To See Before You Die (2003)

Page Location in Source Book: 137-138

Type of Waymark: City

Location of Coordinates: Entrance to the Office of Tourism

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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