Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Day in Saint Tropez and around – Southern France – even Plage Tahiti

St Tropez Harbour 1 
Saint Tropez used to be a small, sleepy fishing village in the southern part of Provence in France. Until it was discovered by famous movie stars that would hide away from fans and the more mondene Cannes and Nice and the small neighbouring towns around the French Riviera.
St Tropez Harbour 2 
I did visit St. Tropez first time in 1966. Still a small village at that time, but we remarked the coming of larger yachts anchering in the secluded harbour. And the fact: We could buy “used” jeans, they looked like that, for a price 4-fold of new ones. We found that stupid – or decadent.
St Tropez - Harbour 3 
During Summer Season, do not go to Saint Tropez by Car, unless you like to spear most of the day in your car. Rent a Bike or go by a boat. Or simply walk. The last 1 hour. It takes longer by Car anyway.
St Tropez - Norwegian Boat 
This year we went there in October. On a Tuesday. Still trafic jams and lot’s of tourists. This Boat is from Oslo, Norway.
St Tropez - art 3

ST Tropez Art 1 St Tropez - art 2
Here are some photos more. Sculptures made by Fernando Botero, from Colombia.
All over the village we found them.

St Tropez - Villa Anna 
Anna has her own Villa in St. Tropez
View from the Molo
We crossed the Peninsula and went south to Tahiti Beach.
Tahiti Beach was once famous for Topless Women. Which for years has been no sensation in France.
A French Lunch is what wee needed.  At the Beach front. Local salade. Typical Provence.
We returned after swimming and Lunch and passed a sculputer park in the Woods.
On our way back to the other side of the southern peninsula of Provence – takes around 90 minutes if the trafic allows -  we passed a Wineyard. My Mother has the same name...
We stopped and ...
St Marie - Wines
... bought some Wine – which is normal here. If you enlarge by clicking on the Photo, you will see a description of tastes on the Glasses. Interesting what you can have of a variety of tastes by mixing from these 3 diffent bottles.
Claudie and Pierre - Cheeze and discussions 
We brought the Wine back to Claudie and Pierre of course. And as you see, when in France we not only eat, we share our moments, discuss and talk and enjoy the marvellous food and wine – and life. Here is Cheeze and Wine. And Pierre and Claudie.
Claudie - reflections from Crystal Glasses 
As usual, we had a very good meal and wonderful time this evening as well, as we did all the week we were so lucky to stay and beeing guests chez Claudie et Pierre. Just look at the reflections from the Crystal Glasses. Shining

… More to come from France

Here is Claudie’s blog

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Blogger Sandee said...

Looks like a great time had by all and it was so warm too. I could feel it. Well, Anna gave it away with the shorts.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. :)

November 10, 2010 12:47 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Yes, that's why we didn't go there in our trip in August, the hotel staff did advice us not to.

Damn how inviting that Tahiti beach looks when having a snowstorm here at home!!!!!

Ah, I wish we had been there too, even though sometimes it's great to be fewer persons too because that way there is really time to talk to each other.

I'm happy that you had such a good time - Anna look very pleased too!

I wouldn't mind tasting that wine :-P

BTW: You'll find another wine tasting at our blog...

November 10, 2010 1:09 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Beautiful coast line and we have some lovely artpiece by Fernando Botero too and shall post it soon.

Have fun Tor :D

November 10, 2010 3:18 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Sounds like a vacation made in heaven! Exactly what I would enjoy for sure... What a great report and pics! :)

November 10, 2010 4:17 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Can imagine that you enjoyed the nice warm weather ! I purred like a fat cat during two weeks in Egypt ! I didn't even see one single WHITE cloud ! It was heaven ! Hotel and everything was great ! Nothing to complain about. Now I see the grey and cold weather with other eyes !

November 10, 2010 8:42 am  
Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

Its looks beautiful there!

November 10, 2010 9:45 am  
Blogger Maria... said...

Wooowww Tor, your pictures are always fantastic !
Like you are a travel-man.
A big hug


November 10, 2010 9:52 am  
Anonymous claudie said...

I adore Saint Tropez!!! Sad we weren't free this day!!!!
We drunk the last Sainte Marie!!!!
mon Dieu comme ce vin était bon!!!!
We miss you!!! Such a great time we had together!!!!

November 10, 2010 8:46 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, I just read it now! I hope you had a great dinner with Renny at the restaurant and that Anna had a good trip with her pupils!!I'm busy you know but I work for the best in a near future!!!

November 11, 2010 9:59 am  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like my kind of place!

November 11, 2010 4:21 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful, Tor! Indeed, I DID like this post about St. Tropez, very very much. I was there---as you may remember--back in 1969. It waan't too crazy with tourists yet, though certainly there were some--After all, it was Late July!
It is lovely to see your pictures and your great times with your dear French friends there in France! I LOVED the South of France and am happy that I got there that one time. Such WONDERFUL Memories. And you and Anna are making NEW Memories all the time. And that is more than wonderful, my dear.

Thanks for coming by, my dear...But you missed my Anniversary Post, just before the one on Television....Oh Well.....that is life, isn't it?

November 12, 2010 3:52 am  
Blogger Hønemor. said...

Tusen takk for hyggelige kommentarer på -Livet på Moen. Jammen liitt av en eventyrer du:) Og kontrastene er jammen store ja fra St. Tropez til snø landsakapet her hjemme!! Like flotte på hver sin måte men varmen frister meg litt mere en snøen hehe.. Hærlige bilder. varmer på en kald dag!

November 12, 2010 4:14 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

How wonderful for you both, a visit to France, all that good food and good wine and good company with good friends. You are blessed, Tor and Anna!

November 12, 2010 11:04 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I love that you live life to the full, Tor!

November 15, 2010 12:08 pm  
Blogger Ola said...

I would love to visit this place! I simply can't stop thinking about those comedies with Luis de Funes:) (sorry for mistakes in spelling, I do not know French:)

November 16, 2010 9:57 am  

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