THE MUST-SEE SITES OF INTEREST IN THE VAR
With many tourist sites of interest nearby, the Matisse Hôtel is the ideal destination for spending some quality time together with the family or friends.
There are a number of must-see sites of interest and we can strongly recommend in particular L’Annonciade museum in St. Tropez. Just 15 kilometres from the hotel, the museum is devoted to artists inspired by St. Tropez, such as Signac, Matisse and Derain.
The former chapel of Notre-Dame erected in 1568 today houses one of the most interesting painting museums in the Côte d’Azur. The collections exhibited ranging from between 1890 and 1950 feature some astonishing examples of the work of around twenty artists of international renown: Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, H.E. Cross, A. Derain, Raoul Dufy, A. Maillol, Albert Marquet, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Georges Seurat, R. de la Fresnaye, Félix Valloton, Paul Signac, Maurice Utrillo, K.Von Dongen, M. de Vlaminck, Edouard Vuillard...
L’Annonciade Museum is now deemed the leading Contemporary Art Museum in France.
Open daily except Tuesday
10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Musée de l’Annonciade
Rue Georges Clemenceau 83990 Saint-Tropez
Telephone: +33 4 94 17 84 10
Fréjus, city of art and history
Fréjus is labelled a commune of art and history and is co-founder of the ‘Villes et Métiers d’Art’ city and applied arts association. The third largest city in the Var is now an important economic, cultural and tourist centre. Boasting the largest concentration of ancient ruins next to Arles, the city of Fréjus is an important testament to the past.
Your stay at the Matisse Hôtel is the perfect occasion to discover this city, located just 22 kilometres from Ste. Maxime. With all the advantages a beautiful seaside resort has to offer, the archaeological museum, ruins, the Navy troops’ museum, the zoo, the festivals… they all add up to give a hugely popular holiday destination.
Le Thoronet abbey
Located in the delightful commune of Le Thoronet, the abbey was founded in 1160 by a community of monks. Standing testament to the first Cistercian presence in the region, this historical building is well worth a discovery. The epitome of calm itself, the setting among the wooded valleys of the Var backcountry is conducive to contemplation.
The abbey is open:
1st April to 30 September, 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sundays)
1st October to 31 March, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Sundays)
1st January, 1st May, 1st and 11 November, 25 December
Le Thoronet Abbey
83340 Le Thoronet
Telephone: + 33 4 94 60 43 90