One of the major perks about living in Europe is that everything is within a few-hour plane ride. This past July, my boyfriend and I got invited to visit some of our best friends from Switzerland in their vacation home by St. Tropez. Needless to say, we did not decline the wonderful invitation but went ahead and booked our flights right away.
view of Nice from the plane
Once a fishermen’s village, St. Tropez started attracting many artists, celebrities and socialites in the 1950s. Now being one of THE hot spots to spend your summer vacation, I was absolutely stoked about our trip. Usually a trip like this would be unaffordable for 2 college students, but having friends with a breathtaking home right by the water in Port-Grimaud made it all possible.
view from the house
We left rainy Vienna and arrived in beautiful, sunny Nice less than 2 hours later. The trip started out perfect with a delicious dinner, warm baguette and fresh shrimp, and only got better from there on. There simply is nothing better than being in a beautiful place with great friends.
Some impressions from our trip:
Since staying in Port-Grimaud (10 Minutes outside of St. Tropez) we took the fairy to get there rather than taking the car. The streets along the Côte d’Azur are tiny and there is a crazy amount of traffic. The fairy only takes a couple of minutes and you won’t have to put up with being hot in slow moving traffic.
christian audigier on his yacht
Along the harbor of St. Tropez, all the rich and beautiful park their immensely huge yachts. Right as we got there, Christian Audigier was throwing t-shirts into the crowd.
my favorite cove
We went out on our friends boat twice. The second time they took us to the most picture-perfect cove I have ever seen. The water was crystal clear and the sand stunningly white. I think it might have been my favorite part of the trip. We had lunch on the boat, did some snorkeling in the warm water, laid out on the deck and took a nap, …
Some of the things we did while visiting:
visit St. Tropez to stroll through the market. (every Tuesday and Saturday)
take the boat out, go swimming and stare at all the oversize yachts. (I’m talking helicopter landing pads and all)
have crepes in Port-Grimaud at a cute boulangerie-pâtisserie.
spend a day in Cannes, walking along the harbor, shopping and enjoying lunch at the Palm Square Restaurant.
go go-karting. (soo much fun but not for everyone)
go to the camp-ground in Port-Grimaud after dinner for some french dessert (somewhat similar to funnel cake). At night they had live-shows and different fun stuff at the camp-ground, felt like at the fair.