History of Saint-Tropez - Cyrus International

History of Saint-Tropez

Thanks to Brigitte Bardot

The site of Allied landings in World War II, an existentialist retreat, but Saint-Tropez became really internationally renowned as setting for films like ‘And God Created Woman’ with Brigitte Bardot. She and her friends visited already in the fifty’s the still unspoiled beaches of Saint-Tropez, via small paths, leading through thick bamboo.

Its colourful history dates back to prehistoric times when the area was inhabited by various tribes, which probably didn’t take the time to observe the area’s beauty, which makes it to-day’s touristic Paradise. The Greeks settled the area, followed by the Romans, and signs of the city’s classical past are still evident in numerous statues and other artefacts that have been found in nearby shipwrecks off the coast.