Fifty years of the visit of Brigitte Bardot in Buzios

It seems like yesterday , but in this January 13 , half a century ago that the French actress Brigitte Bardot visited Buzios , making the world renowned resort . With a reputation that caused hysteria in the world press , Bardot was considered a woman ahead of her time , being one of the few non-American actresses of her era that received widespread media attention in the United States .

With so much popularity , Búzios has divided its history into before and after the visit of the most coveted film actress of the time: before the place was rustic and sleepy fishing village , little known and visited only by representatives of Rio and São Paulo elites . Vacationers received honorable friends in their homes as politicians and artists .

However, it was from the day January 13, 1964 that Buzios has become internationally known . Evading photographers , reporters and crazed fans , the actress was accompanied by the Moroccan Zagoury boyfriend Bob , who lived in Rio de Janeiro . In search of calm in Buzios , the couple hosted at the home of UN representative in Brazil , André Mourasieff in Manguinhos . For four months , Brigitte Bardot strolled by the local and lived like a native Búzios . Thereafter , the presence of the greatest icon in popularity of 60 caught the eye of national and international press for the small village , which followed the day to day on the peninsula .

To the Secretary of Tourism José Márcio Moreira dos Santos , Brigitte was the major cause of Buzios tourism. " Our city is a paradise , but it was not internationally known before the coming of Bardot . Ela, with his charm and popularity , Buzios promoted to the world ," he said .

Besides being responsible for the popularization of Saint- Tropez , France , Brigitte also changed the life of Buzios . In her biography , she has left on record that periods spent in Buzios were the most beautiful times of your life . Thus , in his honor was erected Orla Bardot in Armacao Beach , where you see the bronze sculpture of life-size actress , becoming one of the most visited attractions of the resort .

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