Fan of the adventures of Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru and their consorts in “Les Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez? When you stay on the Côte d’Azur, you’ll definitely have to visit the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma in Saint-Tropez!
THE MOST FAMOUS GENDARMERIE IN FRANCE IS NOW A MUSEUM!
A must when you’re in Saint-Tropez!
In this museum in Saint-Tropez, there are plenty of surprises in the 400 m² space, with a number of interactive devices: touch screens, models, opportunity to sit in the cars, open drawers, touch furniture, etc. The museum is on three floors: the ground floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions; the first floor to the history of the gendarmerie in Saint-Tropez and the building, the saga of the “Gendarmes” series from 1964 to 1982, the trades in the cinema and an introduction to the cinema in Saint-Tropez. Finally, a space on the theme of this holiday resort and its unspoilt scenery.
THE COLLECTIONS IN THE MUSÉE DE LA GENDARMERIE IN SAINT-TROPEZ
Homage to the 7th Art!
A real gem that you absolutely have to visit during your stay on the Côte d’Azur! The collection Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma in Saint-Tropez includes acquisitions or items borrowed from private collectors or institutions such as the Archives de Vincennes, Commission du Film du Var, Cinémathèque Française de Paris, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie and Institut Lumière in Lyon. It also includes unpublished interviews with actors or people present on film shoots in Saint-Tropez.
SAINT-TROPEZ: A LEGENDARY FILM SET!
Close to 70 movies have been shot in Saint-Tropez since 1930.
Mythical scenes and legendary actors seem to have left their mark on the city. “And God… created Woman”, “L’année des Méduses”, “The Sinners”, the famous series “Gendarme de Saint-Tropez”, etc. All have one thing in common: they were shot entirely or partly in this famous village. Its famous bell tower, its villas perched on the heights with sea view, its beaches and its narrow streets: Saint-Tropez offers a dreamy natural setting to filmmakers from all over the world.