The town was created in 1793 under the name of “Héraclée” and has been renamed Saint-Tropez in 1801. Saint Tropez became a myth, St Tropez has contributed to the fame of the French Riviera. Here, everything is famous and celebrated- The beaches: Bouillabaisse, Caneliers, Salins, Pampelonne ... there are about forty on the peninsula. The “Place des Lices”where under the plane trees, the game of boules take place mixing showbiz stars and local stars wearing the "Tropéziennes" leather sandals and sipping Pastis..
In 1960, St Tropez became St Trop when the artistic and intellectual world discovered Brigitte Bardot who had settled there for over 20 years. It then became one of the favorite resorts of the socialite Paris and the international Jet Set, whom nightlife is vibrant in the famous private parties in luxurious villas in the Gulf and their aerial ballet of helicopters. During summer, at the café terraces, the visitor’s favorite activity is "to see and to be seen". On the harbor, the gigantic yachts moored proudly, rival for size, cleanliness, crew in front of thousands of curious and fascinated passersby. Without the crowd, the old St Tropez will prove with its small charming and flowery streets in warm colors ... In the morning, the "Place aux Herbes" offers vegetables, fruits and flowers next to the marina where few fishermen sell their fishes, near the famous brasseries "Le Gorille" and "Sénéquier". A typical Provencal market is held every Tuesday and Saturday morning at the “Place des Lices”. The "Bravades" of St Tropez, religious and festive processions, are very lively and animated. The first ones begin in May, the last one is on June 15. Don’t miss the Annonciade Museum with its collection of Paul Signac, Braque, Matisse, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Bonnard, Dufy ... and the butterfly house.