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Of all the islands in the French Riviera, St. Tropez is probably the most popular place to visit in the south of France. Known as a hot spot for celebrities, the food, the vibe, and the parties are what draw people in and keep them coming back year after year. It’s exceptionally busy during the summer months, but the idyllic architecture and endless blue skies are worth the trip alone. The waterfront is a great place to have an afternoon stroll until you find a cafe to have a bite and a coffee with the daily paper. There are also plenty of shops to find handmade goods or pop into the fish market for fresh, local seafood. Or when...
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The best to experience the French Riviera is hands down sailing. I didn’t understand it before, but after experiencing the deep blue waters and freedom of traveling by sailboat, the allure of being the captain of your own boat and going wherever you please whenever you want has stuck with me. It’s the best way to get around the islands and see the sights sans crowds of other people. Nobody else is infringing on your experience. It’s just you, sailboat, and the open seas. Renting a sailboat is quick and easy or you can charter a yacht. Meals on board are typically simple but using the freshest ingredients from the local areas, ...
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Another island in the Îles d’Hyères is Porquerolles, located close to Port-Cros. This island is another picturesque escape surrounded by robust cliffs and tranquil beaches. There are more options for accommodation on this island, which makes it much more accessible but just as scenic. During high season, the island is a respite to over 8000 visitors. Travel is similar to Port-Cros as you need to take a ferry or boat ride to get to the island. Once you arrive, a large handful of delicious restaurants and cute houses welcome you. The beauty of the island is having a choice between travelling by land or sea. Whether you’re exp...
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