Our town’s symbol: the bell tower of Saint-Tropez
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With its warm and earthy colours, distinctive architecture and bell tower topped by a wrought iron belfry, the parish church of Saint-Tropez is a beloved landmark of the town. Read on as the Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez team tells you more about the bell tower of the Notre Dame de l'Assomption.
A touch of Italy in Provence
With its location in France and proximity to Italy, Provence draws inspiration from both. The parish church is a fine example of this. Replacing a 16th century church, the Notre Dame de l'Assomption was completed in 1784. The building’s Italian Baroque style of architecture is sober and tasteful, wearing the warm colours traditionally found in La Botte. These influences are also reflected in the shape of the campanile with its square tower, surmounted by an octagonal structure topped with a dome. The latter supports a wrought iron belfry typical of the south of France.
An iconic bell tower
With its warm ochre and earthy sienna hues, the bell tower of the Notre Dame de l'Assomption creates a wonderful contrast with the intense blue of the Mediterranean. This has become the iconic image of the village, dominating the rooftops and standing out against the waters of the bay. You will find it serves as a handy guiding landmark when you’re finding your way around the town. Don’t miss the opportunity to go inside the church and admire the paintings and fine old woodwork. And if you find yourself curious about the history of our town, visit the Maritime History Museum of Saint-Tropez and the Annonciade Museum…
Benefiting from an exceptional location on the gulf that bears its name, Saint-Tropez also owes its unique image to its magnificent and original parish church bell tower. You can’t miss it during your stay at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez!
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