Exploring Saint-Tropez is going beyond the clichés, it is being curious and being surprised!
Discover through the sections collected below, unsuspected facets of the famous village
first and foremost known through cinema and the arts
but also and above all thanks to Brigitte Bardot, an inseparable character of the village.
The authentic Saint-Tropez exists and it will delight history buffs or those curious wishing to deepen their knowledge thanks to a walk guided by a professional. The tragic fate of Torpes, a Roman officer at the court of Nero intrigues and marks the beginning of a great and long epic in Saint-Tropez. The thematic guided tours are a very qualitative introduction to tackling the subject. Cinema, History, wine territory ... Make your choice according to your tastes and preferences. The museums and remarkable places of Saint-Tropez will also be mentioned, some of which often remain unknown.
Are you a fan of Louis de Funès? At the entrance of the village, you will certainly have noticed the Gendarmerie and Cinema Museum. The establishment presents in a fun and original way the whole history of the former garrison but also that of the cinema linked to Saint-Tropez.
At the heart of the village are located the Annonciade museum and the Butterfly House. The first museum highlights illustrious painters conquered by the special light of Saint-Tropez, like Matisse, Signac, Bonnard or Camoin ... Discover this superb collection dating mainly from 1890 to 1950 in the setting of this old chapel overlooking the port.
The second museum brings together in a pretty Saint-Tropez house, a fabulous selection of all the diurnal species of butterflies in France, collected by Dany Lartigue, son of the famous photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, over several decades.
Want to gain height? Go to the Citadelle to enjoy a superb view over the bay and take the opportunity to visit the very modern Maritime History Museum nestled within the building.
Going to Saint-Tropez without seeing the beach seems like heresy. In season or not, the Tropezian beaches will offer you a unique natural setting. In Saint-Tropez itself, or easily accessible by foot from the village center or by car a few kilometers away as the famous Pampelonne beach.
But if you are more attracted by the open sea, many long or short excursions are available. Guided excursions off Saint-Tropez, or in Porquerolles ... If you love the sea, indulge yourself.
Talking about fun, why not schedule a wine tour? Various options are available to discover our wineries and rosé wines: country picnic, sports, on horseback or in old cars ... You are spoiled for choice when discovering the best wines and the region's territory, follow our specialists.
Speaking of discovering the local territory, you will find the Provencal market in Saint-Tropez on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, as well as the markets in the villages of the peninsula. It is also the opportunity to explore the hilltop villages of Grimaud, Ramatuelle and Gassin. Year round or in season, a craft market or an exhibition of works of art are offered. Immerse yourself in these warm atmospheres typical of Provence.
Finally, not to miss anything essential, the "Top ten" summarizes in a few words all these possibilities of stay.
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