SAINT-TROPEZ, France (MainStreet) -- Like a jet set version of the hajj, July is the beginning of a Saint-Tropez pilgrimage uniting aristocrats and luminaries along the French Riviera. Every year, the French seaside city becomes the epicenter of celebrities and a CEO elite that hole up for multiweek stays at area hotels or private villas or simply dock at the city's glittery port.The European debt crisis has done little to dissipate the high-season fervor of rich and super-rich that populate Pampelonne Beach for afternoon champagne showers and $5,000 jetpack rides over the sea. But in a notably lazy season compared with hotel and restaurant openings in previous years, Saint-Tropez regulars won't have to search for the latest it-spot. Not much has changed in the past year.
|There's still plenty to do, see, eat and drink in paradise, but compared with hotel and restaurant openings in previous years, Saint-Tropez is in a notably lazy season.|
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