Musée de l'Annonciade
Place Grammont, St-tropez, 83990
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- Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Escaping the crowds
Best for Culture - Expert review of Musée de l'Annonciade
This former chapel houses one of France’s oldest modern art galleries. It’s the only strictly cultural visit that you’ll need to make in St Tropez .
Opened in 1937, the Annonciade covers the works of artists associated with Provence in general and St Tropez in particular.
In so doing, it underlines that the resort’s initial celebrity came not from bikinis and champagne cocktails. It came, rather, from the inspiration the place provided for men like Matisse, Utrillo, Seurat and Dufy (not that these chaps would necessarily have refused the bikini’ed and champagne aspects of life).
There’s a good selection, too, of the pointillist pictures of Paul Signac, the first artist into St Tropez in the late 19th-century and trail-blazer for all who followed. I can’t stand his stuff – it gives me the impression that my eyes are going wonky. But if you’re a fan, or simply want to make up your own mind, you shouldn’t miss this museum.
Entry is €6.
More information on Musée de l'Annonciade:
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- Art gallery
- Place Grammont, St-tropez, 83990
- +33 494 178410
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- 10am-midday; 2pm-6pm. Shut Tuesdays in winter.