The museums of Saint-Tropez
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Although Saint-Tropez is synonymous with parties, beaches and shopping, this famous Provençal port also offers a wealth of culture. During your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez, take the time to visit some of the city's museums. Pleasant surprises await you…
The entire history of Saint-Tropez
If you want to discover the rich and sometimes tumultuous past of our small Provençal port, the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez is a must as this maritime history museum retraces the main stages of its development. You will discover the way of life and adventures of Cape Horners, sailors, fishermen and others who made their living on the sea in this museum installed in the buildings of a pre-Vauban citadel dating from the early 17th century. Another symbol of the village's history, the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma is a nod to the Gendarme de Saint-Tropez series of movies starring Louis de Funès. Retracing the history of these much-loved comedies but also dealing with movie making in Saint-Tropez in general, it offers an exciting, fun visit, with a touch of nostalgia...
Art in Saint-Tropez
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Musée de l’Annonciade, housed in the old chapel of the same name. Opened in 1922 at the request of the artist Paul Signac, it brings together works by the greatest early 20th century painters to set up their easels in Saint-Tropez. Matisse, Derain, Cross and many more represent the pictorial wealth of this abundant artistic period. Finally, discover the amazing Maison des Papillons. Installed in the private house of Dany Lartigue, it presents the astonishing works of this painter who was passionate about butterflies. Unique, unclassifiable, described as the Sistine Chapel of butterflies, the place is amazing.
Don't miss the cultural experience of the Saint-Tropez museums. The Bastide de Saint-Tropez team will help you organise your visit!
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