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Today's Geo Quiz takes us to a resort city on the French Riviera. It was named after an Italian saint, and its history dates back to the sixth century BC.

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It became world-famous in 1956.

That's when a movie called "And God Created Woman" was shot here. The "Woman" of the title was French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot. But the setting was so lovely that it held its own, even against Bardot's ample charms.

"And God Created Woman" Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Louis Trintignant as Juliete Hardy and Michel Tardieu."And God Created Woman" Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Louis Trintignant as Juliete Hardy and Michel Tardieu.

Once audiences got a taste of the city's sunshine, beaches, and architecture, it became a prime destination for the rich and famous.

But that's caused some trouble in paradise. Some of the wealthy visitors arrive in their own private helicopters. And the choppers' noise has exasperated local residents.

They're trying to shut down unauthorized landing pads here.

So where are we?

We'll meet one of those angry locals when we answer today's Geo Quiz...

This is what a helicopter sounds like when it comes in for a landing. {SFX}

It's a sound the residents of a resort city on the French Riviera are all too familiar with. In fact, 4,000 of them have petitioned local authorities to cut down on the private helicopter flights.

Johanna Laurent belongs to the Association against Noise of Helicopters.

Ms. Laurent, where are all these helicopters coming from and going to?

"St Tropez" The answer to our Geo Quiz. Listen to the interview:

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