A place was needed to remind one that Saint-Tropez was one of the refuges of the pictorial avant-guard between 1890 and 1950.
This is that place, with this remarkable collection from the Musée de l'Annonciade, presented in a beautiful 16thth century chapel: the greatest names of Pointillism, Fauvism and Cubism celebrated the midday light there.
A visit to the attractive 17th century Chapelle Sainte-Anne in Saint-Tropez is above all a chance to admire one of the finest views of the bay and the famous port of Saint-Tropez.
It was originally constructed to thank God for sparing Saint-Tropez from the plague.
Port Grimaud is a small port village, attached to the town of Grimaud. With its suspended bridges, its boats and its canals, Port Grimaud is like a little French Venice.
The town was listed in 2002 as part of the Heritage of the 20th century. It was designed in 1966 by François Spoerry, in private condominium lots.
Port Grimaud is a kind of small river labyrinth, at the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
The Musée du patrimoine is based in a village house, a former forge and the former oil mill, dating back to the 16th century.
The collections retrace the lives of yesteryear and this part of the Massif des Maures. The activities associated with the cork industry, the production of olive oil, the exploitation of the forest, as well as the production of wine are therefore represented.
The recreation of the living room, bedroom and barn, a traditional set-up for dwellings in the villages like Grimaud, is also a testament to the old-fashioned way of life.
Head off on a discovery of Grimaud. In an hour's stroll, you can discover its important monuments like the Château dating back to the medieval period, the Church of St Michel and the Chapelle des Pénitents. Yet this walk also invites you to discover numerous cobbled streets and stone houses of the village. It is worth noting that Grimaud offers numerous art galleries to visit.