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The Chanel House in St Tropez
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The Chanel House in St Tropez

St Tropez has forever held a close affinity with fashion. Ever since Brigitte Bardot first made the small French Riviera town into an overnight celebrity icon with her 1956 film And God created Woman, St Tropez has come to represent the Côte d’Azur’s world renowned ‘chic’ culture.

St Tropez House’s Top Five Art Galleries in Saint Tropez
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St Tropez House’s Top Five Art Galleries in Saint Tropez

The beautiful town of Saint Tropez is synonymous with art, with some of the region’s most talented artists and art collectors setting up in this stunning part of the world. Indeed, there are literally dozens of first rate art galleries and workshops within a short driving distance of our portfolio of Saint Tropez villas. But where...

The 60th Anniversary of the Annonciade Museum
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The 60th Anniversary of the Annonciade Museum

This year is a big year for art in St Tropez; the town’s principal art museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a couple of exceptional and exhilarating exhibitions. The Annonciade Museum, situated a stone’s throw from the old port, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1955 just months after...

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Fauvism comes to St Tropez

Stood on the port of St Tropez since 1922, the Musée de l’Annonciade is a bold reminder of the town’s rich historical affinity with avant-garde artists and their work. It was Paul Signac who first discovered the natural charm of this quaint fishing town in 1892. He descended his yacht, The Olympia, to buy a...

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Bel Air Fine Art Gallery in St Tropez

Art lovers coming to Saint Tropez this summer will be delighted to learn that there is a new art gallery in town! The highly acclaimed international art group Bel-Air Fine Art, which was founded ten years ago in Geneva, recently opened a gallery in the heart of Saint Tropez. Taking over the popular space of...

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St Tropez Artists

The South of France has enjoyed a long association with a gamut of talented painters who have all flocked to the region to seek inspiration from the Provencal colours, light and views. Saint Tropez has been a particular favourite among great artistic masters such as Matisse, Picasso and Signac who all came to the sleepy...

Best Art Events in St Tropez Next Months
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Best Art Events in St Tropez Next Months

  The French Riviera is famous for many things, one of which is its rich artistic heritage which has drawn countless talented artists to its shores over the last few centuries. As a result of this strong connection with art there are a large number of excellent exhibitions organized up and down the coast from...

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Les Journées du Patrimoine in Saint Tropez

Les Journées du Patrimoine – or heritage days – is an annual weekend of culture in France which offers those staying in one of our St Tropez House villas a magical window onto France’s colourful heritage. The eagerly-anticipated event, which will this year take place on September 14th and 15th at thousands of venues across...

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How Brigitte Bardot has inspired a town

  Mention Saint Tropez to anyone, and one of the first images they will no doubt conjure up is that of curvaceous Brigitte Bardot, posing sexily on the beach in And God Created Woman. The blonde bombshell shot scenes of the film, directed by her then-husband Roger Vadim, on Pampelonne Beach close to some of...

Brigitte Bardot through the eyes of local artist Sasha de Saint Tropez
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Brigitte Bardot through the eyes of local artist Sasha de Saint Tropez

One of the greatest icons of Saint Tropez is without doubt the delectable Brigitte Bardot, who is practically responsible for discovering the town when it was an unknown fishing village more than half a century ago. The pouting actress was in Saint Tropez filming And God Created Woman, a now cult movie directed by Bardot’s...