Saturday, April 23, 2016

Soaking up the scene

Today I will show you around, a little more of what we saw exploring Saint Tropez.

It was a fun place to do nothing but relax, dipping our toes in the sand and taking a picnic lunch to the beach for the day out, with sunglasses, sunblock and a good book. What could be better!
Then to return home to this apartment we rented through airbnb. 
We found this a great service to use and it was a comfortable place to call home for a week.  What we really enjoyed was to sit out on the little deck and have our breakfast and dinner  most days and watch the world go by. Another convenient feature of an apartment is the washing machine to be able to do laundry.

We drove out to the gorgeous sandy white beach of the Baie de Pampelonne,  where we swam everyday in the sparkling azure Mediterranean sea. 

Brigitte Bardot made this place famous when she frolicked on the beach here, back in the 50's. To this day they must be very proud of her as there were many paintings about on walls and in galleries

This really is the playground of the wealthy, with million dollar houses, super yachts and luxury boats berthed at the marina, you had to see to believe.

Happy weekend dear friends


  1. Beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing place.

    xo Azu

  2. I love Saint Tropez!!! Great pics!!!
    Happy WE doll!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  3. It looks amazing! So lovely! Hugs xo Karen

  4. It looks fabulous, what a gorgeous beach. It's high on my list of places I'd like to visit.

  5. Amazing pics, darling! Would love to go to St. Tropez someday!


  6. I also love saint Tropez! Lovely pictures!
    happy weekend

  7. Lovely to see some more pictures of St. Tropez, dear Carolyn. The apartment you had rented looks beautiful. I would have enjoyed that too.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. I would love visiting that place! Looks lovely...
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Oh WOW Carolyn! Looks absolutely incredible! Saint Tropez is on our bucket list and your pictures are moving that trip to the top of the list:) Have a great weekend!

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    What a breathtaking place to visit... Thank you so much for taking me along

  11. I also use airbnb when travelling, a good choice!

  12. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  13. Wish I was there. It looks so beautiful.
    Hugs from here

  14. Aaaah, wonderful photos of St. Tropez, dearest Carolyn! I've never been there, I just was in Nice and Cannes (in 1981... So you see, it's lots of years ago ...) I've got holiday-feelings now! (SIGH!) And OMG, what a yacht!
    Thank you so much for your comments to the palm oil topic! So glad to hear that Cadbury stopped using Palm oil in its dairy milk chocolate! That gives me hope!!!
    Lots of hugs my dear!
    XOX Traude

  15. Such beautiful shots! This is a fabulous place.

  16. Happy That Ria x

  17. That looks like fun, a beautiful place with a lot of history. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)

  18. The perfect holiday location to head to in July/August to escape our winter.
    When we were in the Med we looked at apartments for sale - just a pipe dream and not the best use of our dollar!
    With our family heading home, it's better to rent an apartment as you did. I followed your link, it was perfect with all the amenities one needs on holiday and well priced too.

    You can take me back to St Tropez with your lovely photos any time Carolyn!

    Nice rain for our gardens today - I'm off to the garden centre to fill my pots. I called into both Palmers and Kings on Friday to find neither of them had Primulas or the pansies I wanted. Very disappointing!

    Enjoy your long weekend!
    Shane x

  19. What a wonderful trip Carolyn...thank you for sharing it with all of us...

  20. It looks like an interesting place. I would love to go to St. Tropez someday too! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!

    Hugs, Gaby

  21. Love your blog, I am a new follower <3

  22. How lovely the white looks in that sun! Light is so different there. Beautiful. Enjoy! x

  23. Happy Sunday dear Carolyne.
    It must be lovely looking back on such a truly wonderful and relaxing vacation. There is a special "air" over places like that, and I can imagine it is filled with very rich people , like you say.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  24. Pure bliss ...
    Your photo's are lovely to look at.

    Hope the weekend has been a good one for you - Happy Monday.

    All the best Jan

  25. Such a beautiful place! Thank you so much for sharing.

  26. Hi Carolyn, what a lovely time you had and your pics are amazing. The beach looks so inviting. How special it all had to be and filled with history too. So glad you enjoyed a special time away.
    Wishing you a wonderful season as we head into summer and warmer weather. Thanks for stopping by too sweet friend. I've been breaking as you know, but when I truly come back it will be in limited posts. After 10 years, I need a lift!!
    Blessings, xo

  27. Just so perfectly how you imagine that St Tropez is! xx

  28. St Tropez is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean with perfect beaches and huge yacht rides...I've been there a lot of yaers ago.
    Thanks for letting us tag along Carolyn!
    Happy new week my dear!

  29. What a beautiful and charming place it is. I would love to go there one day. Thx for sharing your beautiful photos with us. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  30. Dea Carolyn, the early summer is the best periodo for visit Saint Tropez! I went there every year in June with my family when I was little, your pics bring me memories!:)

  31. Beautiful! My goodness, can you imagine owning a gorgeous house like that near the ocean? Wowwww. Pure bliss! Have a wonderful week!

  32. Hello Carolyn, what I wouldn’t give to go and paddle in that warm water! Lovely photos thank you so much for sharing them. They cheered me up on this chilly spring day. Barbara x

  33. Beautiful photographs and posting
    Much love


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