TRAVEL with pat and lew

* St. Tropez … more than expected

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 8, 2010

We took a day trip from our home exchange just outside of Aix-en-Provence and spent 4th of July Sunday in St. Tropez. It turned out to be a more pleasant city than we had anticipated, with great beaches, a lively port scene, excellent shopping, and a great salads for lunch.

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the beach at St. Tropez

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St. Tropez port

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After lunch, I got a new hat … 10 euros, made in China, 100% paper. If it lasts the week, I’ll be ahead of the game. It was the 4th of July, and there were American decorations in St. Tropez, which reminded us of another 4th of July in Monaco where American flags were placed in honor of Princess Grace.


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There’s always a serious note in France for us. On the way out of St. Tropez, Pat spotted a memorial to Jean Moulin, a hero of the French Resistance in WWII. Moulin was captured and killed on a mission from Charles De Gaulle to try to coordinate resistance cells across France in the months before D-day.

Now there’s a guy who knew how to wear a hat!

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