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St. Tropez Churches And Museums, France

The Chapelle de Ste.-Anne, characterized by its simple Provençal style, set among pines, cypresses and oaks and surrounded by a magnificent panoramic view of the gulf and its hills, was built in the seventeenth century on Mont Pécoulet to thank God, who saved the city from the plague that lashed Provence. In the nineteenth century, couriers came here to receive the blessing of St. Anne before starting long journeys.

The important Church of Notre Dame de l'Assomption, which stands out in the old town with its Italian Baroque style bell tower, contains the wooden bust of the patron Saint Torpes, also depicted on the facade.

The deconsecrated seventeenth-century Chapelle de l’Annonciade is currently the seat of the contemporary art museum.

The Chapelle de la Miséricorde is located on Rue Gambetta: this chapel of the Brotherhood of the "Black Penitents", dating back to the seventeenth century, has an interesting serpentine stone door.

A visit to the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez is practically required. This incredible eighteenth-century fortification that dominates the city, with a hexagonal surrounding wall and a large inside court accessible by drawbridge, is a witness and keeper of the city's long history. From its upper terrace, the view of the gulf's rocky coasts, bays, gullies and islands is extraordinary.

Relieved from its war function, this fortress is open to the public for guided tours, and is home to a naval museum where you can look at underwater archeological exhibits, models, engravings and paintings representing ships and documents that tell the stories of well-known "tropéziens" personalities. Exciting music festivals are also held here.

The Annonciade Museum is housed in the intimacy of a seventeenth-century chapel near the port, in the Place Georges Grammont, a square that takes its name from the patron who founded it, giving it its rich collection of paintings. The collection contains some masterpieces by artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as Bonnard, Braque, Cross, Derain, Luce, Picabia, Matisse, Seurat, Signac, Utrillo and Van Dongen.

In a small Provençal house, on Rue Etienne Berny, the Maison des Papillons is home to a precious collection of butterflies from around the world, more than 4500 species!

 

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