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The French Riviera is not lacking when it comes to appealing destinations, so it's no wonder why the region has become a staple of France tours. There's something for everyone, whether you want to relax on the pristine beaches, stroll through its beautiful streets or become enveloped in its cultural history. With many towns and villages dotting the coastline, it may seem impossible to pare down your choices, but visiting the town of Saint-Tropez will leave you knowing that you made the right decision.
Saint-Tropez is home to many beaches, and all of them are appealing in their own way, but Pampelonne is one that should not be missed. There's perhaps no better place in France to experience the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean, a fact that has not been overlooked by many of the rich and famous travelers who visit the French Riviera. The beach is also lined with clubs and restaurants, so going from lounging in the sand to sampling some exquisite French cuisine is a cinch .
Musee de l'Annonciade
Given its picturesque coastal views, Saint-Tropez has long been a popular destination for artists, so it should come as no surprise that its Musee de l'Annonciade houses many impressive works. The pieces featured in the museum run the gamut from contemporary paintings to wonderful examples of impressionism, cubism and expressionism. There are only a few reasons why you'd ever want to come inside from the beautiful Riveria weather, and this museum is one of them.
La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez
Like many French towns, the history of Saint-Tropez is evident around every corner, and that is especially true at La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez. One of the most well-known features of the city, this fortress dates back to the 16th century, and is more than just an impressive relic of the past. It also offers some of the most compelling views of the city below and should certainly be included in your itinerary.
Tomb of Émile Olivier
For a unique attraction, the Tomb of Émile Olivier definitely fits the bill. Situated on a rock that sticks out into the sea, the final resting place of Olivier, an adviser to Napoleon III, is not just a historic landmark but also gives you the chance to indulge in some of the best views of the sea.
Look down in wonder at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral from your glass-walled pod on the London Eye, then gaze out over the Louvre and the Champs-Elysees from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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