The Sun-Kissed Town of Saint-Tropez

At the southeastern tip of France is the scenic coastal town of Saint-Tropez, another famous summertime destination among the rich and the famous. Learn more about another sunny inspiration behind Lomography’s newest La Sardina offerings after the jump!

Another postcard-worthy coastal town. Like the Italian island of Capri, the once sleepy town of Saint-Tropez in southeastern France remains one of the most popular summer destination for many wealthy beach fans. Images via Postcard A La Carte, My Postcard Blog, and Postcards and Places.

For decades, the beautiful coastal town of Saint-Tropez in southeastern France has been a busy summer destination for many wealthy beach-goers and celebrity vacationers. The town draws flocks of sun-worshippers to its shores not only with its scenic beaches, but also for its interesting bits of history.

Saint-Tropez boasts of a colorful history; it was a military stronghold during the 15th century, a quiet fishing village at the start of the 20th century, and the first town on the coast of southern France to be liberated during the World War II. When the war was over, Saint-Tropez became a world-famous seaside report, owing its popularity to the influx of French New Wave artists and musicians of the Ye-ye movement. Famed fashion model and actress Brigitte Bardot also had a hand in promoting and immortalizing the beaches of Saint-Tropez during the 1950s when she starred in “And God Created Woman” (which popularized the Plage de Tahiti beach) and bought a house called La Madrague in the coastal town.

Saint-Tropez has served as a haven for the famous French actress and fashion model Brigitte Bardot. Photo via Flash Projects on Wordpress.

Like the equally famous Italian island of Capri, Saint-Tropez has served as an inspiration for Lomography’s newest La Sardina offerings, the bright and summery Beach Editions. Looking for an eye-catching analogue companion to bring along with you on a summer holiday? The La Sardina Beach Edition Saint-Tropez might just be the perfect wide-eyed beach buddy for you!

The Saint-Tropez Beach Edition Cameras

Check out the La Sardina Beach Edition - Saint-Tropez in the Lomography Online Shop now!

All information for this article were taken from Saint-Tropez on Wikipedia and Brigitte Bardot on Wikipedia.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-03 #lifestyle #summer #saint-tropez #lomography #france #brigitte-bardot #analogue-lifestyle #summer-destination #la-sardina

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