Johnny Hallyday exhibition in the heart of Saint-Tropez
Published on in Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is the favourite destination of the jet set, as well as of holidaymakers seeking a delightful break. Its plentiful sunshine, cobbled streets lined with colourful houses, shaded squares and sandy beaches make it the perfect escape destination. Immerse yourself in this superb resort’s vibrant ambiance when you stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez. Our five-star establishment, located in the city centre, is surrounded by several attractions, including the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma, where an exhibition devoted to the French pop singer and actor Johnny Hallyday is currently running until October 2020.
Johnny Hallyday in Saint-Tropez; over 40 years of mutual love
The exhibition offers a touching retrospective of the love story between Saint-Tropez and the best-selling performer via a host of documents, memorabilia and original artefacts. This special bond began in the 1960s when Johnny visited the resort on vacation with Eddie Mitchell and Eddie Barclay. He instantly fell in love with the place, fascinated by the opulence of the villas. In 1989 he built a hacienda in Ramatuelle that he named Lorada in tribute to his two children Laura and David.
A spotlight on the Tropéziens’ private memories of Johnny
The singer quickly blended into the background. It was not uncommon for Saint-Tropez locals to see him riding around the streets on his motorbike. That distinctive blue Harley-Davidson is one of the centrepieces of the exhibition, along with boxing gloves, radio show extracts, guitars and a surprisingly realistic statue. To add to the intimate and personal nature of the exhibition, various Tropéziens have shared their personal memories of the singer in the form of letters and rarely seen photos. It’s clear that Saint-Tropez and its people took Johnny Hallyday into their hearts.
Book your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez today and visit this fascinating exhibition!
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Bastide de Saint-Tropez, a 5-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Tropez