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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 […]

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Château de la Moutte

Château de la Moutte (Chemin de la Moutte, Saint-Tropez) – from late July to mid August every year, classical music concerts are held at the gardens here, known locally as “Le Festival des Nuits du Château de la Moutte”. Opera and even flamenco musical performance are also held there. See that event’s website for more […]

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Chapelle du Couvent

Chapelle du Couvent (Av. Augustin Grangeon, Saint-Tropez) – this is a Catholic church that dates back from the 18th century. Wine lovers pass through here, because a wine co-operative (La Cave de Saint Tropez) is virtually next door to the church. Of course, a retail store is open for those who want some bottles of […]

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Au Caprice des Deux

Au Caprice des Deux (40 rue du Portail Neuf, Saint-Tropez) — this is a family-owned restaurant in business since 1994, which serves a variety of local dishes, such as Granada grilled veal sauce béarnaise, fillet of beef (Charolais) with truffles, and Salmon Tartare. Because of its well-heeled clientele, diners are advised to call for reservations: […]