15 Best Things to Do in Saint-Tropez (France)

The personality and fame of Saint-Tropez are far bigger than the place itself.

It’s not unkind to say that the resort isn’t more than a village, and so isn’t jam-packed with things to do.

In the end though, the allure of Saint-Tropez rests is its glamour, undimmed since its star first rose more than 60 years ago.

It’s all about being here, and being seen to be here, and being able to tell everyone that you’ve been here.

And if you are seduced by the decadence then feel free to splurge on designer clothing and dine at unapologetically expensive restaurants.

Or maybe remind yourself that the best things in life are free when you feel the rush of the Mistral or you see that unique light that spurred the post-impressionists to pick up their brushes.

Lets explore the best things to do in Saint-Tropez:

1. L’Annonciade

L'Annonciade

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L’Annonciade

If you need  proof that Saint-Tropez was at the vanguard of art at the turn of the 20th century you’ll find it in this converted 16th-century chapel, away from the chaos of the port.

We start with Paul Signac, the pointillist artist who was enchanted by the light in Saint-Tropez in 1892 and invited friends like Matisse, Derain, Cross and Marquet to join him.

Several works by Signac are on show, as are six by Henri Matisse and many more by the likes of Braque, Vallotton, Delaunay and Bonnard.

The collection concentrates on the early-modern movements from the 1890s onwards, like pointillism, fauvism and Les Nabis.

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