Are you planning what to do on holiday in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez? With the beaches, swimming pools, trips out to sea – not to mention cocktails – there are more than enough must-do summer activities when you come to the Côte d'Azur. But cultural activities also have their rightful place in your programme! A number of temporary exhibitions are waiting to be discovered between now and the end of the year not just in Saint-Tropez but also in Rayol-Canadel.
Saint-Tropez boasts such an abundance of temporary exhibitions that it’s impossible to list every single one! But here’s a selection that you’re sure to enjoy during a cultural time-out. The famous Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma hosts the temporary exhibition Enquête insolite, la gendarmerie d’hier à aujourd’hui – An unusual investigation: the gendarmerie from yesterday to today – until December 31, 2021. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the history of the constabulary and French gendarmerie through the ages via models and figurines from the private collection of Dominique Béthune.
The Musée de l’Annonciade offers visitors a colourful exhibition highlighting the work of the artist Nadia Léger, whose talent has long been obscured by the fame of her husband, the painter Fernand Léger. Les Couleurs de Nadia is adorned with drawings, gouaches and paintings, with the exhibition running until November 14, 2021.
It’s also pleasant to stroll through the maze of alleys in the legendary town of Saint-Tropez, where visitors will more than likely come across some large bronze cats. Belgian artist Philippe Geluck, famous as the author of the Le Chat comic books, exhibits seven of his felines round and about until October 13, 2021.
A little further along the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, you can enjoy two temporary exhibitions in the Domaine du Rayol. Located just a few yards from the Terrasses du Bailli, this protected natural space opens its doors to present the Mobilis in mobile project until October 3, 2021. This is an artistic, collaborative experience that brings together the “Récit de planchettes” creations – swings that appeal to the child in us and encourage us to find each hidden swing in the garden. Les Liens Invisibles – Invisible Links – consists of roots that have cracked the surface around the stump of a eucalyptus tree in the central driveway of the estate.
The photographs featured in the VITReAUX de mer et Surprises sous-marines – Sea windows and underwater surprises – exhibition at the Hôtel de la Mer in the Domaine du Rayol are by Henri Eskenazi. The photographer shares his passion for the marine environment in abstract compositions that combine knowledge and dreams which, today more than ever, are essential to our daily lives. Runs until September 26, 2021.
Take advantage of your stay at the Terrasses du Bailli*** Hotel to discover these beautiful temporary exhibitions adorning the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.