A Weekend In St Tropez

Who wouldn't want to holiday in St Tropez? Sitting in the fishing port sipping a glass of crisp white wine, people watching and absorbing the beautiful fishing boats and yachts docked.  Long popular with artists and remains known for its beaches and nightlife, it's a weekend break that makes our bucket list.

Christina Sarah Photography, jet setted off to St Tropez for a weekend break and shares her trip with us today.

From Christina: We went for a spontaneous last minute weekend break to a hotel on the French Riviera in September of 2016.

We chose an all-inclusive hotel for our weekend away to The French Riviera in 2016 which came recommended. Our hotel was situated on the beautiful coastline of Les Issambres, which was the perfect location for exploring The French Riviera. With its many inlets (Calanques) and rocky coves along this coast as well as several fine sandy beaches it was the perfect peaceful location. (http://www.vacanciel.com/club-les- issambres-122.html ) We are hoping to try an AirBnB on our next visit.

The French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France includes some seriously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Monaco. This chic coastline had me from the second I stepped off the plane in 2015 and drew me further in during exploring!Saint-Tropez is a coastal town on the French Riviera. Famous for its jet-set lifestyle, the harbour is always full of amazing yachts. Artists fill the harbour and side streets with their amazing talents making the perfect mix of traditional and 21st-century living. Head down the back streets to find great coffee and enjoy street entertainment such as the locals playing their summer boules. Fancy a bit of Chanel or Dior shopping, then here is the place to do it… Tres Chic!

During our trip in 2015 we visited Saint-Tropez but it was only a quick visit so when we returned for our weekend away in 2016 our first stop was this chic historic harbour. Just to make our visit extra special unknown to us until we arrived it was the 2016 Regatta (The event Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the most important sailing event in Saint-Tropez). The sun was shining and it was just fabulous from start to finish. The harbour was buzzing, with Yachts coming into the harbour all day, Jazz music filling the air, seafood paella cooking in HUGE paella pans ready for the sailors later that day.

As the sunset, we strolled around looking for a restaurant to complete the evening. We found THE perfect place! I cannot recommend Le Quai (http://www.lequaisaint-tropez.com/en/) highly enough, not only is the food exceptional but the entertainment was a real experience. As you dine in the open air restaurant, gazing out at the lit up harbour you will enjoy live music, singers fill the restaurant with amazing vocals, you knew it was popular as passers-by couldn’t walk by without stopping to listen.

If you're visiting Provence here are a few must-haves – a pair of havaianas, floppy sunhat, portable phone charger so you never run out of battery and miss those stunning picture opportunities, high waisted bikini and a pair of shades and I would always pack my camera!

I would LOVE to visit again, I was recently in Nice for 2 nights while photographing a gorgeous Provence wedding but would love to enjoy a holiday here next year or tomorrow hehe!!

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My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

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"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.  If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl