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Well what amazing place this is… Saint-Tropez in particular – the opulent and incredibly ostentatious wealth that resides in the bay has to been seen to be believed. Yesterday we willingly paid Euro40 for the privilege of sitting at famous Senequier, looking at the rich and famous on their ridiculously outsized yachts, with chandeliers, guards, enormous flower arrangements, maids polishing…. …you get what I mean?

What a life and where is the crisis in Europe? certainly not here. We wandered through the beautiful backstreets gazing at designer salons, Ferrari’s parked on the roadside… but it was such fun.  Seeing the smaller towns along on our way to Villa des Anges was a real treat.  We took the time to stop in picturesque Ramatuelle – a beautiful town –

and we had lunch at St Clair beach in Le Lavandou, where we tasted the local delicacy, La Tarte Tropezienne – decadent and delicious –

 Going back to Saint-Tropez for dinner was the icing on the cake – at dusk it has a definite allure –  – and the dinner we had in lovely little square off the beaten track was superb…. Italian, in anticipation of watch is to come.

A postscript – we have seen some beautiful French women here as expected- it is very easy to feel frumpy in comparison – they are so effortlessly elegant. Many ride classy scooters here, some dressed in their stylish clothes and high heeled shoes – very eyecatching! We have also been surprised by the number of women (of all ages) who go braless….

Now Italy calls…..