In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Cache is located just outside the walls of St.Tropez Citadel, the fort located on the hill overlooking St.Tropez.
YOU SHOULD APPROACH THIS CACHE FROM THE TOP (SOUTH)
English : Cache is located just outside the Citadel walls, about a 15 minute walk from central St.Tropez...although the Citadel is only open during normal working hours, this cache is available 24/7 as it is outside the citadel walls.
Francais : La cache est située juste à l'extérieur de la Citadelle de St Tropez (le fort sur la butte qui domine St Tropez.)
La cache est située juste à l'extérieur des murs de la Citadelle, à peu près à 15 minutes du centre de St Tropez ... alors que la Citadelle est seulement ouverte aux heures ouvrables (et payante), cette cache est accessible gratuitement 24h/24 et 7 jours /7 (puisque située à l'extérieur des murs)
We visit this location from the UK about once every 6-12 months...We decided to plant a cache here as we had tried to do 'La Vigie' an hour and a half up the coast, but failed miserably as all the roads were shut, so thought a new cache in this general location would be good!
The views here are pretty spectacular, especially around sunset...from here you should be able to see Villas belonging to the likes of Brigite Bardot, Mohammed Fayed...other people who hang out here include King and Queen of Sweden, "Alexis" Joan Collins, Julia Roberts, Athina Onassis, Rod Steward, Jean Paul Belmondo, Eddi Jordan, Ornella Muti, Goldie Hawn (she has her house in Cap d ' Antibes) all bluebloods & their youngsters, Hollywood stars in crowds & you & me...a trip to St Tropez harbour at night to see the rich & famous hanging out on their huge luxury boats is a must!
As for the Citadelle itself :
"After the murder of the french King Henry the 3rd and the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in France in which the Spanish King Philip the 2nd took an active military part, what Tropezians feared most, was an attack from the Spanish or Savoie fleet.
The town had thrived during the XVIth Century and many dwellings were built outside the city walls.
Under the counselling of the Governor of Provence d'Epernon's engieneers, the inhabitants decided to extend the battlements so that the town and the hill known as "la Colline des Moulins" (the present hill stand of the Citadelle) were encompassed within the city walls.
This first fortification was in fact an entrenchment made of an earth bank surrounded by a ditch erected at the end of 1589. The present surrounding wall overlooking the sea is a reminder of this former layout."
James & Wabbits
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Last Updated: on 8/22/2017 5:37:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:37 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum