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Citadelle

Citadelle (rue de la Citadelle, Saint-Tropez) – this is a 16th century fort that commands a great view of the town. . Within the fort is a large naval museum, where visitors can discover famous Saint-Tropez heroes such as the Bailli de Suffren, the General Allard or Hyppolite Bouchard as well as thousands of anonymous […]

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Tour du Portalet

Tour du Portalet (La Ponche, Saint-Tropez) – located on the west end of Saint-Tropez’s old port (Vieux Port), this is a watch tower that dates from the 14th century.

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Tomb of Emile Olivier

Tomb of Emile Olivier (north end of Plage des Salins, Saint-Tropez) — on a rock jutting out to sea, is the Tomb of Émile Olivier (1825-1913), who served as first minister to Napoleon III until his exile in 1870. Olivier’s 17-volume L’Empire Libéral is preserved in the library of Château La Moutte, his former home […]

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La Tête de Chien

La Tête de Chien – this geographic site was named after the legendary dog who declined to eat St Torpes’ remains. A grisly legend provided St-Tropez with its name in AD 68. After beheading a Roman officer named Torpes for becoming a Christian, the emperor Nero packed the decapitated body into a small boat, along […]

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Pointe du Capon

Pointe du Capon (south of La Tête de Chien, Saint-Tropez) – this is a beautiful cape that has various walking trails for eco-tourists to explore. This area is also proximate to various villas owned by the rich & famous looking for some peace & quiet – from Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, to designer Daniel Hechter, […]

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Musée de l’Annonciade

Musée de l’Annonciade (Annunciation Museum) (rue Georges Clemenceau, Saint-Tropez) – this museum was established in 1922, recognizing the artists that were attracted into that part of the French Riviera during the early 20th century, particularly artists. Housed within a former 16th century chapel, artists represented here include Bonnard, Derain, Dufy, Matisse, Van Dongen, Signac and […]

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Lavoir Vasserot

Lavoir Vasserot (1 rue Joseph Quaranta, Nouveau Port, Saint Tropez) – this is a 19th century communal washhouse that’s been converted into an art gallery in 1991. Exhibits are shown there every Summer. Works by artists such as Dothy Tardieu, Anne Rey, Judith Guion and Frederick Lange are exhibited here. Free admission. Call for complete […]

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La Ponche

La Ponche (downtown Saint Tropez) – Shrug off the hustle of the port in St-Tropez’s ramshackle fishing quarter, La Ponche, northeast of the Vieux Port. From the southern end of quai Frédéric Mistral, place Garrezio sprawls east from 10th-century Tour Suffren to place de l’Hôtel de Ville. From here, rue Guichard leads southeast to sweet-chiming […]

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Galerie des Lices

Galerie des Lices (20 Boulevard Louis Blanc, Saint-Tropez) – located in the heart of the village beside well-known interior designers, this art gallery consists of a vast area of 160 m2 which is the largest space of Saint-Tropez exhibiting contemporary art (including many monumental bronze sculptures – from renown Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to Brazilian […]

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Château Suffern

Château Suffern — for art lovers, St. Tropez is the place to visit. The 10th century Chateau Suffern is known as one of the town’s oldest buildings, and is a sight to see. While it is not a museum as itself, the Chateau Suffern is the host for many temporary art exhibits, and is usually […]