Category - France

To Catch... a Pink Panther...

The... glamorous...

Carlton... Hotel...

In... Cannes...

On the... French Riviera...

Once... dubbed...

"A sunny place for shady people"... by Somerset Maugham...

Is a favourite destination... of mine...

Dreaming of The Snow Capped Mountains... That I Love...

It's a... rainy...

November... day...

à... Paris...

I'm already... dreaming of a...

Long long... skiing trip...

"Dans un petit village"...

In a little... old village...

Somewhere...

On the... snow capped...

Whiter than white... mountains of France...

Astrid... À Bientôt... À l'Été Prochain... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Astrid...

Is the... first personality...

We meet... when we arrive...

And the last... when we leave...

Our... beloved...

Saint-Tropez...

A... capable professional...

With wavy romantic... long blonde hair...

Astrid...

Is a lovely person and friend... whom we liked from the very first time we met... in our favourite... "village de Saint-Tropez"... is the owner of her own company...

Simone Duckstein... La Ponche... Un autre regard... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

"Hôtel de La Ponche...

Un autre regard sur Saint-Tropez"...

A book published by...

The owner... proprietor...

Simone Duckstein...

Of the legendary... La Ponche hotel...

Made famous by the iconic actress Brigitte Bardot... who played in the unforgettable "And God Created Woman"... the widely recognised French drama film directed by Roger Vadim...

Madame Duckstein....

Who dedicated her book to her adored husband thus...

"Pour Hagen qui m'offre le bonheur constant de me laisser poursuivre mes rêves"...

The Legend... Behind the... Legendary Club 55... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

"J'adore"... Tuk-Tuk Express...

A delightful form of transportation... from Bangkok...

Just arrived... to escort us... to our very own favourite heaven...

Le Club 55...

The legend... behind the legendary "Club"... in Saint-Tropez...

Patrice de Colmont...

Owns and runs... this hallowed enclave...

Graciously... with passion and much love...

Hôtel Ermitage… Deliciously Seductive... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Hôtel Ermitage...

High... on a hill...

Isolated...

Above... the rocky heights...

Of Saint-Tropez...

Yet... a few steps from the luxurious Byblos Hotel and five minutes away from the Place des Lices in the village centre...

André Saraiva...

Is the entrepreneur and proprietor of this... most sensuous and unique hotel.

Salama... Exotic Intoxication... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Salama...

An... obscure...

Dim... passageway...

Leads us... to our destination...

Salama...

An exquisite Moroccan restaurant... which we have been invited to recently...

Is... a delight...

Entering into this exotic Moorish oasis... with elongated Moroccan lamps dangling from the high ceiling... into the dark mysterious ambience of the chic elegant dining room with an Oriental flavour...was an experience to remember...

The Colourful Marché... of Saint-Tropez... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

If it's... Saturday...

It must be... "Marché" day in...

Saint-Tropez...

Refreshingly... charming...

Irresistibly... beckoning...

"Marché... de la Place des Lices"...

A delightful... place...

A most... colourful one...

This open-air market... is one of the most beautiful in Provence...

Our "P'tit Déj"...at Café Sénéquier... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Saint-Tropez...

Is... scorching hot...

"Alerte à la canicule pour les prochains jours"...

"Le Var-matin"... headlined...

Armed with an ice-cold Badoit... we ventured into the heat-wave outside... with trepidation...

Walking hurriedly... through the lovely passageways dotted with shops... patisseries... and our regular newsagent... (where we bumped into the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld while buying our magazines and newspapers)... along the short distance to our destination... the legendary...

"Et Dieu Crea... Saint-Tropez"... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series...

"La Côte"...

Is our... second home...

We're familiar... with every "nook and cranny"... every curve and turn... every precipice... even dangerous ones... like that of "La Turbie"...

We adore... " La Côte d'Azur"...

The dazzling coastline from... Cannes to Monaco...

But our true "love affair"... has always been with...

Saint-Tropez...

Patrice de Colmont - his legendary "Club 55"... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Patrice de Colmont...

"Propriétaire" of "Club 55"...

The most dazzling...

"Pearl of Pearls"...

We jump into our "quatre-quatre" and drive all the way to the legendary golden stretch of beach... the Pampelonne...

Our Imaginary Trip... the Far... Far... Horizons...

February...

Is nudging... our imagination...

"Les Graniers"... A Bay of Infinite Charm

Les Graniers...

A bay of infinite... charm...

An enclave of infinite... beauty...

We discovered this little bit of St. Tropez paradise - today...

Jacques Chirac - à St. Tropez...

Jacques Chirac...

Our ex-French President...

"Maison de Pêcheur" - Another blissful day à St. Tropez

"Maison de pêcheur"...

Our abode...

à St. Tropez...

"Nous vous adorons"...

It's simple.

It's rustic.