Accommodation Bay of Saint-Tropez
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The Musée de l'Annonciade transports visitors to the time when the little fishing port of Saint-Tropez in the South of France was the cradle of a pictorial avant-garde between pointillism and fauvism. Colours and history merge within the museum's walls, one of the first devoted to modern art in France.
The harmony of the collections provides a setting that is conducive to the discovery of French painting in the heart the La chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Annonciade (Chapel of Our Lady of the Annunciation), home to the museum since 1950.
The Sainte-Anne Chapel was built in the 17th century in Saint-Tropez to thank God for sparing the region from the plague which struck Provence at this time. From the chapel you can enjoy an exceptional panorama of the bay, and its fine sandy beaches. Its minimalist architecture highlights the building in the context of the natural setting.
Surrounded by cypresses, pines and oaks, this chapel overlooking the sea and the landscape lulls the visitor with its peaceful, almost mystical atmosphere set in the perfumed countryside of Provence.
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 earliest traces of Château de Grimaud's existence date back to the eleventh century. The walls visible today were built around the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century to reinforce the castle's protection.
The various families who resided in the castle have made changes over time. The castle fell into ruin upon being abandoned after the Revolution.
Listed as a historical monument since 1928, the château is now open to visitors. Its current owner, the Comte de Senard wishes to turn it into a vibrant and dynamic cultural centre. The Château de Grimaud is now the privileged setting of cultural events and festivals.
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.