Since the end of the 19th century, Saint-Tropez has been, and still is, a land of inspiration for artists.

Painters and actors

The natural attractiveness of Saint-Tropez, a magnificent, remarkably well-preserved Mediterranean village, first earned it the favor of painters, such as Signac, Matisse and Marquet, who produced major works of pointillist and Fauve painting here. Then writers like Colette or Boris Vian celebrated it, before the cinema praised it and made it known throughout the world, in particular through the many films that have been shot there since the 1930s and through the grace of Brigitte Bardot and the talent of Roger Vadim.

Niki de Saint-Phalle's exhibition in Saint-Tropez
Niki de Saint-Phalle’s exhibition in Saint-Tropez

A source of inspiration for fashion designers

Fashion designers have launched a style and unforgettable collections there, local craftsmen have exported their “spartan” or their colorful bathing suits and mythical places have contributed to its fame, the Byblos, the Messardière and the Ponche for the hotels, the Papagayo, the VIP Room or the Caves du Roy for entertainment. Today, art and culture are expressed in particular at the Annonciade museum, which has, among other things, in recent years exhibited Modigliani, Van Dongen, Manguin and Vlaminck, while waiting for Georges Braque this summer. , at Lavoir-Vasserot, at the Château de la Moutte-domaine Emile-Ollivier, setting for a remarkable festival of music and dance, but also on the quays and squares of the town, with exhibitions of monumental statues by Manolo Valdès, Fernando Botero, Antoni Clavé Rafaël Barrios, Bernard Bezzina, Nikki de Saint Phalle, Arman, Folon…

An attractive cultural calendar

Finally, from April to the end of October, Saint-Tropez offers a range of events that live up to its reputation. The famous Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the Giraglia Rolex Cup, the Bailli de Suffren Trophy and the Latin Sails, for lovers of modern sailboats or old rigs. The Harley-Davidson Euro Festival or the Porsche Paradise for lovers of beautiful mechanics, for lovers of beautiful mechanics. The Nights of the Château de la Moutte, the Evenings of the citadel, the Do You Saint-Tropez festival for music lovers. And yet another fashion show, a wine fair, a big clearance sale… before celebrating Christmas in Saint-Tropez!

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