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Saint-Tropez: a fashion destination

Saint-Tropez is a seaside internationally famous Côte d'Azur thanks to the enthusiasm of the artists of the new wave, then 'yé' singers of the 1960s. It is a holiday resort of the Jet-society and tourists looking for Provencal authenticity or celebrities.

Saint-Tropez surprises by its simplicity and its rustic and traditional appearance with its narrow streets, the place des Lices, its beaches. While on the other hand, the port of Saint-Tropez recalls that its tenants have financial means, the largest yachts come to moor.

Brief summary of history

Guillaume Ier count of Provence hunting in 976 Muslims and he built in 980 a tower to the current location of the Suffren tour. The city is a small Republic that owns its fleet and his army. In 1637 the inhabitants come out of 21 Spanish galleys.

The first illustrated foreigner to succumb to the charm of the village of Saint-Tropez was a Minister of Napoleon III who bought a castle. Then other artists succumbed to the charm of Saint-Tropez: Matisse, Marquet, Bonnard, Segonzac Dunnoyer, etc. In the 1920s, Saint-Tropez became fashionable. In the years 50-60 the appearance of personalities like Françoise Sagan, Brigitte Bardot, Eddie Barclay and the world of show-biz gave added impetus to Saint-Tropez as "place in fashion.

The museums of Saint-Tropez

The Museum of Maritime History
In the heart of Saint-Tropez Dungeon Museum of Maritime History to trace the history of the sailors of the city on all the seas of the world. It follows fishing along the Provençal coast, sailing aboard the tall ships, picking along the African and Indian travel and cruise on the famous line from the far East.
Museum of maritime history - Citadel of Saint Tropez, 83990 Saint-Tropez - Tel.: 33 (0) 4 94 54 84 14.
The Butterfly House
The collection presents a remarkable selection of 35'000 all diurnal species of butterflies of France. You can admire little-known varieties, rare aberrations (such as the Apollo black du Mercantour) and specimens of exotic butterflies (Amazon, lies Salomon) considered to be the most beautiful butterflies of the world.
Butterfly House - 17, rue Etienne Berny, 83990 - Saint-Tropez - Tel. 33 (0) 4 94 97 63 45.
The Museum of Annonciade
The Museum of Annonciade recalled that the village of Saint-Tropez was one of the most active centres of the pictorial avant-garde in the early 20th century. More than 20 paintings of international reputation are among the collections of the Annunciation, include André Derain, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Paul Signac, Raoul Dufy, Félix Vallotton and Maurice de Vlaminck.
Musee de L'annonciade - Place Grammont, 83990 - Saint-Tropez - Tel. 33 (0) 4 94 17 84 10.

The Club of Beauvallon golf

Golf club de Beauvallon extends over 40 hectares. It offers a varied and remarkably maintained 18-hole course. The fairways are lined with Oaks, small very fast greens, two long by 5. Between sea and hills, the magnificent panoramic views overlooking the whole of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez
Golf Club of Beauvallon - Boulevard of the hills, 83310 Grimaud - Tel. 33 (0) 4 94 96 16 98.

Useful information :

Address :
83990 Saint-Tropez

Good to know :
Office of tourism of Saint-Tropez Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez Tel. 33 (0) 8 92 68 48 28

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