Saint-Tropez and Brigitte

Exteriors of some of the “houses” that comprise the Hotel Byblos in Saint-Tropez.

Exteriors of some of the “houses” that comprise the Hotel Byblos in Saint-Tropez.

The following article appeared in June 2013 at TravelWeekly.com, the electronic edition of Travel Weekly, a national travel trade journal. It was written by Nadine Godwin, who is the author of  Travia: The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia, published by The Intrepid Traveler. 

SAINT-TROPEZ, France — I came here wondering what’s so special about this village (population: 5,000) that it attracts the uber rich and uber famous. The answer is, not much.

Don’t get me wrong: It is an enchanting place; my point is that a lot of the French Riviera is enchanting.

Saint-Tropez stands out, however, because Brigitte Bardot came to town and stayed, bringing many of the world’s jetsetters in her wake. [Read more…]

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