I’m not a fan of clubbing and the famous police officer Cruchot is not stationed there anymore but St Tropez is worth a walk around for one afternoon. The best way to get there is by car from Nice. Do not count on the buses. The same as on the whole French Riviera, they runs very rarely.
The old town of Saint-Tropez is no different from other historic towns on the French Riviera. But it has an exceptionally picturesque place where colorful townhouses stand just off the sea. You will find them just behind the harbor. The path leading up to the citadel. It is worth to walk in close to it, because there is a beautiful view of Saint-Tropez and the bay of the same name. That’s where you can take a picture with a church tower in the background, often on the postcards from Saint Tropez.
You can easily arrange a car trip to the Portofino during your holidays on the French Riviera. It’s worth doing. You’ll fall in love with this fairytale, small port town in Italian Liguria.
And you will feel like you have gone back to the 1950’s and 60’s. That is when Portofino became popular with jet setting celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman, Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot and on and on.
The rich and famous would arrive by yacht and spend their time lounging around luxury hotels and private villas. It was a place to see and be seen.
Portofino does not offer undiscovered beauty but the beauty of Portofino is not diminished by the seasons. It is just as pretty in the fall, spring and even winter so plan your trip keeping the crowds in mind. On the way do not forget to look into neighbouring Santa Margherita Ligure.I spent the night at the hotel here and went to Portofino on foot. It was one of the most scenic walks I had.