It is located in the dungeon of the town’s citadel. All visitors are allowed to discover the daily lives of men and women who shaped over the centuries the Saint-Tropez of today.
Visitors will follow the town’s seamen across the seas of the world, whether on short trips or fishing expeditions along Provence’s coast, voyages aboard large merchant sailing boats beyond Cape Horn, journeys along the coasts of Africa and India or on liners of the famous Far East steamship company. The museum of maritime history is an invitation to discover famous Saint-Tropez heroes such as the Bailli de Suffren, the General Allard or Hyppolite Bouchard as well as thousands of anonymous folk who served the nation aboard the navy’s vessels or who faced stormy seas aboard merchant ships.
"Today the World comes to Saint-Tropez, we will tell you about the times when Tropezians travelled the World" Laurent Pavlidis
As from the 17th century, bought by the town in 1993, this listed building is one of the most visited historical and cultural sites.
Composed by bastions and a hexagonal keep built between 1602 and 1608 on the drawings of engineer Raymond de Bonnefons, it is the most significant building between Antibes and Toulon. Stunning panoramic view over the Bay.
The modern maritime museum, set up in the donjon, allows visitors to discover famous figures and heroes as well as the daily lives of men and women who shaped over the centuries the Saint Tropez of today.
For its successful commitment in a quality policy that complies with the basic requirements of the visitors' satisfaction, the Citadel - Maritime Museum has been awarded the Qualité Tourisme label by the State for the quality of hospitality service.