Saint Tropez Events Calendar 2015

St Tropez Events

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With its endless choice of premium restaurants, stunning ports, exquisite countryside and lively bars, the French Riviera is at once a flamboyant, elegant and exciting destination. Nothing quite encapsulates the extravagant culture of the Côte d’Azur more so than the annual selection of events that take place along its glittering coastline – from small-scale local and nationwide celebrations to international ceremonies, competitions and exhibitions. Enjoy a luxury stay on the French Riviera in one of our St Tropez villas for rent or for sale and experience some of the most spectacular shows in the world in 2015. Here is a list of the finest St Tropez events to attend this year:

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For more information about booking your perfect villa rental in St Tropez or purchasing your dream luxury villa in St Tropez, contact Emilia by email on Emilia@sttropezhouse.com or by phone on +33 428 31 18 46, and make sure you don’t miss any of these fine events across the French Riviera in 2015.

Villa Cap Sauvage

France’s Cote D’Azur has inspired many of the greatest artists with its abundant natural beauty. One such artist is Pablo Picasso who spent a great deal of his later life there, including St Tropez where he rented a flat on Rue des Bouchonniers. [Read more…]

#France mourning today after death of Olympic…

#France mourning today after death of Olympic swimmer #Camillemuffat from #nice, sailor Florence Arthaud, boxer Alexis Vastine in Argentina.

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Villa Origan

When thinking about beaches in St Tropez, France, the mind tends to naturally gravitate towards Pampelonne beach for all its fame and glamour. However, an equally beautiful beach in perhaps an even more prestigious location is La Bouillabaisse beach, only 1.5km from St Tropez town centre. [Read more…]

#Sttropez’s #pampelonne beach named as one…

#Sttropez's #pampelonne beach named as one of top ten beaches in #france in new poll. No surprises for us there! http://ow.ly/JlAOA

Pampelonne et Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat parmi les 10 plus belles plages de France

Le site de voyage Trip Advisor a dévoilé ce mercredi son classement des 10 plus belles plages de France, selon le vote des internautes.

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The Difference Between a Bastide and a Mas

Villa Bastide de Parc

Villa Bastide de Parc

Choosing the perfect summer holiday can be difficult. With so many beautiful properties in so many stunning locations you may sometimes feel like you don’t know where to start. At St Tropez House alone we have more than 130 luxury villas in St Tropez to choose from. Your search for the holiday villa of your dreams can be made yet more challenging when there is a language barrier to hurdle.

From our selection of different styles of house to rent in Saint Tropez, some follow a more contemporary design, while others have retained the traditional Provençal structure of the region, and therefore the traditional Provençal names. Join us as we investigate deeper into the origins, meanings and differences between a bastide and a mas.

A bastide is generally agreed to describe a manor house in Provence. Originally, thirteenth century historical documents evoke a fortification, but by the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a bastide came to infer a primarily residential estate which often became the luxury ‘summer house’ for the fortunate aristocratic or middle class minority who populated southern cities such as Marseille. As these cities expanded, the bastides began to form a protective ring around the medieval centre and each one came to be named after a saint. Today, bastides have been transformed into luxury villas on the French Riviera.

Throughout the ages however, bastides have always been characterised by their square or rectangular structure, their tile roof and stonewalls. More often than not the bastide resides atop a hill with commanding views over the countryside which can typically be enjoyed from a large second floor balcony. The entrance to the bastide is commonly preceded by a long esplanade which leads to the central reception lit by large symmetrical windows.

The other traditional kind of house in Provence is a mas. Although there is some similarity between a mas and a bastide, there are nonetheless some quite clear distinctions that clearly define the two. A mas is best described as a traditional stone-built Provençal farmhouse which often covered a large territory. Mas were originally built near a spring on a plateau in order to support the estate’s resident animals, and surrounding orchards and vineyards.

Despite being generally more humble residences, mas homeowners have also been known to lead quite prosperous lives and develop these lavish properties in Provence territory. Mas are distinguished by their rough-hewn stone exteriors as opposed to the cement and lime wash walls of the bastides. A mas also often has a broad trellis covered in vines or wisteria to provide shade in the summer.

Yet for all their differences, bastides and mas both contribute a beauty and charm to the southern French countryside. Architectural historian Victor Papernak attributes this to their innate ability to blend into Provence’s stunning landscape before summarising bastides and mas as vernacular buildings that embody a “sensuous frugality that results in true elegance”.

Whatever you are looking for this summer, whether it be a beautiful bastide like our Villa Bastide de Parc, or a charming mas such as Villa Mas des Oliviers, you can be sure to find the perfect luxury holiday villa in St Tropez with St Tropez House. Contact Emilia on +33 428 31 18 46 or via email on emilia@sttropezhouse.com to begin planning your dream vacation on the French Riviera.

Top 10 things to do in #france in February…

Top 10 things to do in #france in February – including the #nice carnival which is easily doable from #sttropez. http://ow.ly/I58ck

What’s on in France: Ten things to do in February – The Local

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If you are planning to stay a week or two…

If you are planning to stay a week or two in #France this winter to get the most of its #skiresorts, check the new promotion from #LuxuryServicesRent #carhire company to get the better rental prices when booking your #luxury 4×4 online: http://www.luxury-rent-car.com/4×4-car-hire-offer

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Les Soldes or SALES began in #france this…

Les Soldes or SALES began in #france this week so this weekend its shopping in #sttropez for me! http://ow.ly/H33Bi

Soldes d’hiver 2015

Les soldes d’hiver 2015 débutent partout en France le mercredi 7 janvier 2015 pour une durée de six semaines. Ils se termineront le mardi 17 février 2015.

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Today is a #nationalholiday  in #france…

Today is a #nationalholiday  in #france  so expect some business and shops to be closed in and around #sttropez. #july14th  is #bastilleday  when the country commemorates the storing of the Bastille in 1789.

Bastille Day – French Independence Day – 14 July – Le Quatorze juillet

bastille day France 14 July french independence day BASTILLE DAY quatorze juillet

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