Tourist guide for St Tropez, French Riviera’s most A-list market town

St Tropez is, quite simply, the most famous resort in Europe – and it was attracting the artistic and dissolute long before Brigitte Bardot’s time. The pointillist Paul Signac led them in from the late 19th century and, by the Forties and Fifties, the village was a summertime extension of the Parisian Left Bank: Juliette Greco, Boris Vian, Sartre and Picasso. Then Bardot appeared in ‘And God Created Woman’, transforming localised libertinage into a worldwide reputation for illicit pleasures. The place never looked back.

Source: 48 hours in . . . St Tropez, an insider guide to the Riviera’s most A-list market town

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