Discover the centre of Saint-Tropez
A 10 minute walk from our hotel
Located close to the centre of Saint-Tropez, you can reach the unmissable sites of the town by foot from our hotel. Way up top, discover the beautiful 17th century citadel. With a fortified enclosure, a system of moats and a counterscarp, these ramparts offer an exceptional view over the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Its dungeon, a listed historic monument, houses the superb Maritime History Museum with a wonderful collection of objects related to fishing, naval construction and hydrography, and which traces the lives of three famous 18th and 19th century maritime figures from the town - Pierre-André de Suffren, Hippolyte Bouchard and General Jean-François Allard. Afterwards, head back down towards the centre to admire the Tour Jarlier, a tower which makes up part of the town’s fortifications.
Continuing your visit, you’ll find the town’s church whose ochre and sienna clock tower stands as one of the most famous icons of Saint-Tropez. Its astonishing façade features a statue of Saint Torpes as a Roman centurion. Nearby, the Château Suffren, also called the Tour Guillaume, is the oldest building in town, built from 980 onwards. Then discover the Annonciade, former chapel of the White Penitent order, which today houses a museum devoted to post-Impressionist painting, the Maison des Papillons (butterfly sanctuary) and the Chapelle Sainte-Anne, constructed in the 17th century after the city was spared from a nearby plague. Finally, head to the Place des Lices, the other heart of the city after the Vieux Port. Shaded by beautiful plane trees, you’ll find a market held on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings, yet it is always lively throughout the week thanks to the games of petanque bowls that take place here.