St. Tropez Museums
(St. Tropez, Provence-Alpes Cote d'Azur, France)
With such spectacular beach attractions, sparking hotels and top-notch restaurants, Saint Tropez is not really known for its museums. However, that said, there are a handful of really good museums, which for many, provide something different to do and a welcome break from sunbathing.
The Maritime Museum (Musée de la Marine) is one such attraction in Saint Tropez and can be found on the Montée de la Citadelle (Citadel) and housed within an interesting 16th-century citadel, easily recognised by its distinctive hexagonal shape. Inside the citadel itself, visitors will find a range of interesting exhibits, relating to the maritime history around the French Riviera. The Musée de la Marine is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00, closing at 17:00 during the winter months.
Another notable attraction is La Maison des Papillons, which is located on the Rue Étienne Berny and is actually a museum dedicated entirely to exotic butterflies, with mounted specimens on display from all over the world.
La Maison des Papillons is also a great place to purchase a memorable souvenir, with the gift shop selling a range of beautiful jewellery, which often features colourful butterflies and moths within the overall design.
The Butterfly Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00, although is closed on Tuesdays between April and September.