My 3 City Crush This Valentine
1) In St. Tropez, at the heart of the French Riviera, the sun really does shine brighter and the Mediterranean is truly bluer. Or maybe that’s just the effect of the chilled rosé going to your head when you visit St. Tropez. If long leisurely lunches and days spent poolside interrupted only by shopping for Provencal handicrafts are what led you to St. Tropez travel, the historic charms of this seaside town will be a bonus.
What to Do in St. Tropez
The list of things to do includes rest, relax, eat, and drink, but there are also some sights to see in St. Tropez:
• Place de Lices
• Chapelle Ste. Anne
• Vieux Porte
• Pointe du Capon
• La Ponche
• Museum of l’Annonciade
When to Go to St. Tropez
If you want to travel to St. Tropez when it is its most glamorous and buzzing, then go in July or August. You’ll find, however, that hoteliers are well aware how coveted their rooms are then, and you’ll pay dearly to stay. The weather is still good in May, June, and September. Off-season St. Tropez can be charming, even if you can’t expect beach weather.
Partying like a celeb and spending like one too—a beer will cost you a whopping $33!—at Les Caves du Roy, the hottest nightclub in town, inside the hottest hotel in town, the Byblos. (Tip: Be sure to dress the part!)
Soaking up the glamorous scene and celeb-spotting on popular Nikki Beach.
Perusing a collection of some 4,500 rare and endangered species of butterflies at La Maison des Papillons.
2) Its very name synonymous with love, coastal Casablanca makes for an alluring choice of romantic destination. Although today Casablanca is a large, modern city, the former French colonial post still allows myriad movie moments for those who want to revisit Bogart and Bergmanâs love in the medina and Old City.
Today Casablanca is a large, modern city, but the former French colonial post still allows myriad movie moments for those who want to revisit love in the medina and Old City. Casa (as locals call it) isn’t too touristy, but it’s the most cosmopolitan and Western-feeling city in Morocco. Visit The King Hassan II Mosque and Casa’s Medina.
3)Prague doesn’t need a brochure to sell itself. Thirty years ago, Prague (or Praha as the Czech pronounce it) was a mystery to world travelers; now, however, it is becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe, drawing about 4 million visitors each year – and for good reason. In Pakistan, all vacations somehow end up in the US or UK. I am so in love with Prague that I could cry typing this message.