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Saint-Tropez Museums

The city of Saint Tropez outings has 4 museums, as many outings that will enchant you by their plurality and for the quality, richness, and originality of their exhibitions. 

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Saint-Tropez – View from the Citadel

The Citadel : 400 years of History

Built in the 17th century, in the center of Saint-Tropez, stands the magnificent Citadel that protected the city and now houses the Museum of Maritime History.

The Citadel is one of the only monuments of this magnitude on the Provencal coast and was one of the most important defense buildings between Antibes and Toulon.

Take the time to come and visit this unique place and walk along the ramparts to enjoy a 360° view of the old village of Saint Tropez Outings. 

The view is breathtaking over the whole of the French Riviera as well as over the whole of the Maures and Esterel massifs in the direction of St Raphael and Cannes.   

Its construction began in 1583 under the orders of the Marshal of Villars, around an immense keep that dominates the city and the Mediterranean.

Destroyed entirely in 1596 by the villagers by order of the Parliament of Provence.  It will be rebuilt and its elevation will end in 1607.

The whole building is a large hexagon composed of 3 round turrets, a deep ditch. The entrance is made by a drawbridge and opens onto a large inner courtyard.

This fortification with a clear position protected from Cavalaire to Sainte-Maxime from pirates and privateers and other invaders. A battery of cannons complemented it to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of the gulf. The fortification played a major protective role throughout history, particularly during the Thirty Years War in 1637.

A little later, Vauban added some urban planning modifications. In the 18th century, the Citadel will welcome a new chapel more imposing than the existing one.

In 1918, the Citadel lost its military status to enter the private domain of the French State.

In 1958, the Citadel was transformed into a museum of maritime history of Saint-Tropez.

It became the property of the city of Saint Tropez in 1992.

The ramparts are now home to a natural park of umbrella pines where you can cross at random in your footsteps a peacock in freedom as well as the battery of guns facing the sea.

saint-Tropez outings The Maritime Museum

The museum, set up in the dungeon, makes us discover the history of the Tropezian sailors like the Bailiff of Suffren and General Allard, who became famous figures of St Tropez, as well as the thousands of anonymous people who served the State on board merchant ships on all the seas of the world.

The museum makes us discover as well the activities of the sailors of the city, such as the cabotage or the fishing, as well as the navigations and the more particular careers of certain sailors. You will discover the life of the whalers or the trade with the Ottoman Empire.

You can also discover in the museum collections, bought by the city, lent or offered by individuals or institutions.


La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez
1, montée de la citadelle
83990 Saint-Tropez
 Tél :  04 94 97 59 43

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Join the 100,000 annual visitors to this place of memory and rich heritage.

Let’s visit the Citadel environment and Maritime Museum.
You will appreciate the view of the sea and the fishing village of Saint-Tropez.   

Museum Of The Annonciade

Housed in the Chapel of the Annunciation, the eponymous museum was founded in 1922. It houses collections of 19th and 20th century paintings.

The building was built in 1510 and was abandoned during the Revolution to be transformed into a workshop for maritime construction.

It will be transformed into a museum in the 20th century. It welcomes painters of the Fauve, Nabis and Pointillist movements. We find works by Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Raoul Dufy, Paul Signac, …..

Visits are organized around the permanent exhibition as well as temporary exhibitions, complemented by debates and conferences upon reservation.

The second half of 2020 will be devoted to an exhibition on the immense and little-known Russian painter Nadia Léger (1904 – 1982), wife of Fernand Léger, who lived on the Côte d’Azur for 20 years.This unique exhibition brings together for the first time after many years of preparation. For more information, you can follow the link to the artcotedazur website and find a book dedicated by Aymar du Chatenet.

We share a very interesting interview concerning :

“Nadia Léger ” : Aymar du Chatenet rehabilitates a committed painter

Did being the wife of Fernand Léger prevent Nadia Léger, who came from Belarus, from being recognized for her talent as a painter? In “Nadia Léger”, Aymar du Chatenet rehabilitates the life of this woman committed to her time.


Musée de l’Annonciade
2, place Georges Grammont
83990 Saint-Tropez
 Tél :  04 94 17 84 10 

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Museum Of The Gendarmerie And The Cinema Of Saint-Tropez

The museum was set up in June 2016 on the scene of the filming of the Gendarmes de Saint Tropez.

The building also hosted the gendarmerie brigade since 1879.

The history of Saint Tropez is strongly linked to its brigade, the first having settled in 1838 to manage the city and port activities.

This museum is above all a tribute to the military who succeeded one another over the past two centuries.

The museum devotes an important part to the history of the building and the activities of the gendarmes on the peninsula over time. It also offers an opening on the history of cinema in Saint Tropez. Around the many works presented and the professions of the cinema, you will find multiple memories, some of which have become mythical.

A temporary exhibition is also proposed. In 2020, it is dedicated to Johnny Halliday who lived for a long time in the Gulf of Saint Tropez, specifically in the Villa Lorada in Ramatuelle. Memories of vacations with Eddie Barclay, Eddy Mitchell, .

Find all the information on the Facebook page of the museum.



Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma de Saint Tropez
Place Blanqui
83990 Saint-Tropez
 Tél :  04 94 55 90 20 

You can visit :  Museum website

The Butterfly House

We propose you a pretty House-Museum animated by the artist Dany Lartigue who presents us a unique collection of several thousand butterflies on painted pictures.

Located in an alley 2 steps from the port in the historic center of the village, the artist invites you to discover his collection of more than 35,000 butterflies brought back from all over the world.

He will tell you that lepidoptera are the image of happiness.


They fertilize the flowers by foraging and live only of delicacies and love. That’s all they think about. 

Dany Lartigue awaits you for this moment which will enchant young and old.


Maison des Papillons
17, rue Etienne Berny
83990 Saint-Tropez
 Tarif unique : 2€, Gratuit pour les – 12 ans 

You can visit :  Museum website

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