Musée de l'Annonciade

Address: Place Grammont, St-Tropez, 83990, France
Telephone: +33 494 178410

- Mid-range


Old modern art - yes, it makes as much sense as anything in St T..

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.

Value for money

Price advice

Entry is €6.

Expert tips

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Art