Who the heck is Monsieur Cruchot? ;-)

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When I was kid, movies of french comedian Louis de Fun├Ęs where very popular in Germany. In some of his movies, he played french (of course!) police officer Monsieur Cruchot, who was on duty in beautiful St. Tropez. I really liked those movies, they had this special easy going flair of the '60s ... and clumsy Monsieur Cruchot was just too adorable :-)

So I was very excited when we headed to St. Tropez the other day. It's about 60 km from Giens, so it took us about an hour to get there. Roads were pretty crowded this day, so it took us nearly two hours to get there. We were lucky to get a good parking spot near downtown. It was very crowded there as well, many many tourists checking out the place... In the old movies the city looked more lonesome... but those movies were from the '60s haha

However, it was quite interesting to see the place. Many big and expensive yachts lying there. We walked around a little bit, had something to drink and a cone of ice cream. For my taste, far to many tourists there! So we didn't stay for long and took the old curvy coast road to get back to Giens. It's longer than autoroute and VERY curvy, so it also took some two hours to get back to our wild campground La Tour Fondue. Guess we all were very hungry that afternoon and everybody was looking forward to the BBQ we were planning to have in the evening.

Let's talk about food in the next blog entry... this is an important topic when you're staying in France!
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St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
Look at this huge exhaust pipe, I …
Look at this huge exhaust pipe, I…
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
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Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Artists offering their paintings o…
Artists offering their paintings …
Downtown St. Tropez
Downtown St. Tropez
Nice painting
Nice painting
They sure love their scooters
They sure love their scooters
Nice Yacht in St. Tropez harbour
Nice Yacht in St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
Nice sailing boat in St. Tropez ha…
Nice sailing boat in St. Tropez h…
Boardwalk
Boardwalk
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
Cute car!
Cute car!
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
Nice bike!
Nice bike!
Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Nice houses in St. Tropez
Nice houses in St. Tropez
Nice houses in St. Tropez
Nice houses in St. Tropez
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
This trikes seat doesnt look ver…
This trike's seat doesn't look ve…
St. Tropez harbour
St. Tropez harbour
Rusty windows in St. Tropez
Rusty windows in St. Tropez
Rusty windows in St. Tropez
Rusty windows in St. Tropez
Alley in St. Tropez
Alley in St. Tropez
Beautiful flowers
Beautiful flowers
Alley in St. Tropez
Alley in St. Tropez
Saint Tropez
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