Meanwhile back in the south of France ten years ago in May. I fell in love with the Chateau Hotel de la Messardiere in St. Tropez. It is a very unusual place. Feels like a private Chateau and it has a spectacular view of the water. St. Tropez, the village French movie star Bridgette Bardot made famous is a busy resort center in the summer but it is filled with excellent restaurants and stylish shops. I thought much like the Hamptons in Long Island or Montecito in California. One of my favorite spots to stay. Check it out at messardiere.com. Ah, Belle France!