July 26, 2012
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With ultra-glamorous nightclubs, casinos and restaurants, designer boutiques lining the seafront and a harbour that is home to some of the most exclusive yachts on the Med, the town of Saint Tropez could be described as being the ultimate hub for the rich and famous living on and visiting the Cote d’Azur.
Saint Tropez has long be the source of attractive headlines if not solely for the sheer ‘class’ and ‘status’ of many of the people who visit this well-heeled town. Although recently, Saint Tropez has made the headlines for a different reason entirely, announcing that it is to observe the Year of India in 2012.
Saint Tropez town council has collaborated with the Indian Ministry of Tourism, which collectively decided to observe 2012 as the Year of India in Saint Tropez.
So what exactly does ‘observing the Year of India 2012’ entail for Saint Tropez?
Saint Tropez may be buzzing with vibrant, colourful and heavily-attended events all year round but 2012 is seeing an exceptionally frequent amount of cultural events, sporting tournaments, exhibitions, concerts, gastronomic events and even fashion shows, to mark the partnership between Saint Tropez and the Indian Ministry of Tourism.
These pulsating, fascinating and culturally diverse events and activities, including golf and polo competitions between India and France, are currently in full swing and will go on until November this year.
What is particularly interesting about this intriguing alliance is the fact that Saint Tropez and India share a history that dates back centuries, with the famous General Allard’s wife, the daughter of the ruler of Chamba, being buried in Saint Tropez.
If you are planning on taking a trip to Saint Tropez sometime soon, it is thoroughly recommended that you do so before November 2012, to witness Saint Tropez at its culturally liveliest.