La Résidence de la Pinède

A place of legend

Once a small Mediterranean fishing village backing onto the Esterel massif, Saint Tropez has a lot going for it, especially its natural setting and its cultural heritage, on which its international reputation has been built.

Among the first to bring artists flocking to St Tropez at the end of the 19th century were Guy de Maupassant and Paul Signac.

But it wasn’t until the 1950’s-60’s that the charm of the Provençal village really began to draw the Parisian artistic and intellectual world. In summer, you might bump into Pablo Picasso, Françoise Sagan, Jacques Prevert and so many others…

In 1955, Brigitte Bardot starred in « And God created Woman » filmed in St Tropez, which became a cult film and helped create a tourist craze for the region.

Since then, St Tropez has become one of the favourite hot spots of the international jet set.

A place of discoveries

The village may be an obligatory passage for celebrities, but its exceptional decor also inspires lovers of the sea and of art.

For alongside the cosmopolitan razzmatazz of the summer festivities, Saint Tropez has some real things going for it and offers a mosaic of typical imagers: its beaches, its marina, and of course, the picturesque old Saint Tropez and its provençal heritage…

  • The Saint Tropez beaches: the large fine sand beach of la Bouillabaisse, where the Residence de la Pinede is situated, the beaches of La Ponche and La Fontanette in the old village, the beach of les Graniers after the marine cemetery, the long beach of les Canebiers and, at the Eastern extremity of the peninsula, the beaches of La Moutte and les Salins…
    The beach of Pampelonne, part of the commune of Ramatuelle is partly responsible for the spread of the St Tropez myth. This immense 5 kilometre long white sand bay has several famous beaches equipped with activity and leisure spaces, such as the Club 55, La Voile Rouge, the Tahiti beach…
  • The marina is world famous. It offers a colourful spectacle of boats of all types, such as racing yachts boats, pleasure yachts, offshore ships, and the boats used by the local fishermen…
  • Old Saint Tropez, where you can stroll, do some shopping, relax in its maze of charming backstreets with ochre tinted façades, its typical markets selling local produce, its lively squares and terraces including the Place aux Herbes and the Place des Lices, where boule players meet. In May or June, depending on the calendar, you will be able to catch « Les Bravades« , the famous century-old religious processions and festivities…
  • Art lovers will not want to miss the museum of l’Annonciade, a former 16th century chapel, which houses the works of many important artists from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth schools of painting: Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Georges Braque, Andre Derain, Henri Matisse, Maurice Utrillo and Raoul Dufy.

The town’s famous landmark, its 16th century citadel, offers a splendid panoramic view of the Gulf of Saint Tropez.

More superb views of the peninsula can be had from the old Provençal villages, starting from Gassin, Ramatuelle or Grimaud, not forgetting the various local wine estates…

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