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Musée de l'Annonciade

An excellent collection of paintings from the period of 1890 to 1950, located in the former 16th-century Chapel de Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciade. The original collections, in 1922, were mainly from artists working locally at that time. The old chapel had been shut down during the Revolution; the building was restored and turned into a museum in 1955.

  • Location: Place Georges Grammont, facing the corner of the old port.
  • Tel: (33) 494 97 04 01
  • Open: Oct-May, 10h-12h, 14h-18h; June-Sept, 10h-12h, 15h-19h
  • Closed: Tuesdays in Dec; 1 Jan; 1 May, Ascension, Christmas

La Citadelle; Musée Naval de la Citadelle

The citadel is a walled fortress sitting on the hilltop overlooking the town and the surrounding gulf and sea. It was built at the end of the 16th century, and its central donjon completed in 1607. The local, independent-minded population protested strongly enough that the citadel was torn down, but it was rebuilt in spite of their continued protests in 1652. The thick walls have guarded over St Tropez for 400 years, and was the most important coastal defense between Antibes and Toulon. The museum is located in several rooms of the donjon in the center of the citadel.

  • Location: on the hilltop east of the town.
  • Tel: (33) 494 97 59 43; (33) 494 97 06 53
  • Open: 2 Dec - 15 June, 10h-17h; 16 June - 31 Oct, 10h-18h
  • Closed: Tuesdays from 1 Nov - 1 Dec.
  • Entry:

La Maison des Papillons - The House of Butterflies

An enormous collection of butterflies.

  • Location: 9, rue Etienne Berry
  • Tel: (33) 494 97 63 45; (33) 494 97 14 96
  • Open: 1 Apr - 1 Oct, 10h-12h, 15h-19h; 2 Oct - 31 Mar, 15h-18h
  • Closed: Tuesdays


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