While we patiently wait for the shipment of the August Box, Un Weekend à Saint-Tropez, we are sharing five movies filmed in Saint-Tropez to get you all in the mood!
Et Dieu Créa La Femme (And God Created Woman) 1956
This film is what put Brigette Bardot on the map overnight. She wonderfully interprets the role of an 18-year-old orphan who makes the news in Saint-Tropez. The character played by the star is both revolutionary and controversial. Not only did this film revolutionize the foreign film market, but it made Saint-Tropez a popular destination. Many of the scenes take place on the seaside when St Tropez was a simple fishing village. It is worth watching to see what the village looked like at the time. However, it should be remembered that Saint-Tropez has lost none of its charm today.
La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) 1969
La Piscine is a dark film about a relationship that turns into a drama. The action takes place under the sun of the French Riviera. Lovers Marianne (Romy Schneider) and Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) are on a vacation in a villa near Saint-Tropez. Tension mounts when Marianne invites her former lover and her teenage daughter to the villa. The film mixes the American consumerist aesthetic style with the chic glamour of Saint-Tropez in the 1960s. This classic film has a photogenic cast, stylish outfits, & good jazz, that will make you feel like you are there.
L’Annee des Meduses (The Year of the Jellyfish) 1984
L’Annee des Meduses was directed by Christopher Frank and starred Valérie Kaprisky and Bernard Giraudeau. Chris (Valérie K) is a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera. During vacation, she falls for Romain, her mother’s lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risqué affairs. This film is a sexy cult classic that will make you want to fall in love all over again, in Saint-Tropez.
Un Moment D’Egarement (A Moment of Madness) 1977
Pierre, 44, divorced, takes his teen daughter to the Côte d’Azur along with his friend Jacques and Jacques own teen daughter, Françoise. On the beaches of Saint-Tropez, Jacques and Pierre discuss marriage and being parents. Then, in a wild moment at a nighttime party, Françoise starts playing with Pierre, and one thing leads to another – they become lovers. After a couple of trysts, Pierre wants out, but Françoise declares her love for him and wants to tell her father about it. She does but leaves out Pierre’s name, so Jacques enlists Pierre’s help in identifying who seduced his daughter.
Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez (The Troops of Saint-Tropez) 1964
An ambitious police officer, Cruchot, is transferred to Saint-Tropez. He is struggling with persistent nude swimmers, but even more with his teenage daughter, who is trying to impress her rich friends by telling them her father was a millionaire and owns a yacht in the harbor. He gets drawn into the drama when he tries to cover for her when a friend ‘lends’ the car of her assumed father. It turns out that the real owners of the yacht are not exactly what they pretended to be either…
Now that you have seen our list of five movies filmed in Saint-Tropez, all that is left to do is get to this sunny village. If you can’t get there by plane, we have you covered!
Our August Box is curated around the theme Un Weekend à Saint-Tropez (A Weekend in Saint-Tropez). This Box will be filled with luxurious gifts that will transport you and your senses directly to St Tropez. Make sure to order your Box before they are sold out! This Box will be our fullest Box yet and you surely do not want to miss out! You can order yours, HERE