A large helping of culture in Saint-Tropez

A large helping of culture in Saint-Tropez

Publish on Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Since May 19th, Saint-Tropez can once again celebrate both the return of the summer season and the reopening of places of conviviality and culture. Today, your Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez would like to tell you about the museums to be found in the town. Take advantage of their reopening and discover the many facets of culture in Saint-Tropez ...

 

History and cinema

Let’s start with two museums that sum up the town’s history well. The first, the Citadel of Saint-Tropez Maritime History Museum, reminds us that Saint-Tropez was for a long time the third most important French port in the Mediterranean, opening onto the Levant and its wonders. Here you will find, housed in historic buildings, artifacts attesting to great sailing trips, the lives of sailors, port life then and now, and the port’s connections with North Africa and the Middle East. Bringing us back to the 20th century, the Gendarmerie and Cinema Museum looks at both the history of the police station in which it is housed and the history of movie making in Saint-Tropez.

 

Saint-Tropez and art

In addition to its many galleries, Saint-Tropez has a superb museum dedicated to art from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries, the Musée de l'Annonciade. What was at the time a small Provençal port charmed Paul Signac, who set up an atelier there and invited his artist friends, Cross, Matisse, Derain, Marquet and others. The Pointillist, Nabis and Fauve movements flourished there. On the walls of this delightful 16th century chapel, you will find work by these artists and more. Finally, discover the unusual Butterfly Museum. A passionate lepidopterist, the painter Dany Lartigue has created amazing canvases in which butterflies are inserted in a setting reminiscent of their biotope. Unique and fascinating.

Take advantage of the reopening of the Saint-Tropez museums during your next stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez. Your tour of the town’s museums will also allow you to discover the beauty of its streets and their warm and welcoming ambiance.

 

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More information:

- Musée de la Citadelle et de l'histoire maritime
Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma
- Musée de l'Annonciade
- Musée des Papillons

 


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