The SNSM and its heroes honoured
Categories : Saint-Tropez, published on : 3/1/23
Discreet and unknown, modest and anonymous, the volunteers of the SNSM – Société National des Sauveteurs en Mer (National Society of Sea Rescuers) – always respond to the call to save lives at sea. This year, to celebrate the 70thanniversary of the creation of the SNSM of Saint-Tropez, the Maritime History Museum of Saint-Tropez is dedicating an exhibition to them: 70 Years of Rescue at Sea. Experience this fascinating dive into the history of these everyday heroes during your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez.
The beautiful setting of the Citadel of Saint-Tropez
Installed in the impressive citadel built at the very beginning of the 17th century and overlooking the sea, the Maritime History Museum of Saint-Tropez presents permanent collections that retrace the rich relationship that the famous town has maintained with the sea over the centuries. It is therefore quite natural that it now hosts this exhibition dedicated to the volunteer rescuers who, summer and winter, in fine weather and in horrendous conditions, help those imperilled at sea.
70 years of maritime rescue history
In the chapel of the Citadel, archives and photos, documents and clothing have been grouped together that retrace the history of the SNSM of Saint-Tropez. Through these various artifacts, both illuminating and moving, maritime dramas and victories over the elements are replayed. Also, and above all, the philosophy of these men and women who risk their lives anonymously and voluntarily, is reflected. 70 Years of Rescue at Sea is a testament to the reality of seafaring life and the courage of those who risk their lives for others. The exhibition closes its doors on April 2nd, 2023, so don’t miss it!
During your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez, visit the Maritime Museum of Saint-Tropez and be uplifted by 70 Years of Rescue at Sea!
Photo: Kirk Fisher
Bastide de Saint-Tropez, a 5-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Tropez