Saint-Tropez (Sant-Troupès in Provençal dialect) is a town on the French Riviera….which is 100km (62 miles) west of Nice in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. Saint-Tropez was a military stronghold and fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II as part of Operation Dragoon. After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort….which was renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and tourists. The inhabitants of Saint-Tropez are called Tropéziens….and the town is familiarly called St-Trop.
CBS sportscasters Tim Ryan and John Dockery provide the viewer with an in depth look at this romantic place on the French Riveria…..as it is one of the stops on the 1987 Tour de France cycling race.