Brigitte Bardot & Saint-Tropez, homage to a love story

2024 is Brigitte Bardot year!

The militant star of many talents will be celebrating her 90th birthday next September 28th, as Saint-Tropez steps up in style to honour its muse. Your luxury hotel in Saint-Tropez is delighted to share this year’s exciting and nostalgia-filled events programme with you.

A long and beautiful love story

Brigitte Bardot forged her first memories of Saint-Tropez at her family home, swathed in dazzling colours, lush vegetation and precious moments. But it was in 1956, with the release of the movie “And God Created Woman”, that the entire world discovered Saint-Tropez and Brigitte Bardot in a photograph instilled with wild and insolent beauty. The film, directed by Roger Vadim, hoisted Brigitte Bardot to the ranks of international icon. The actress and her husband, madly in love with the little Provencal village of Saint-Tropez, delighted in introducing the world to its natural environment, fishermen’s cottages and the picturesque vistas that today attract travellers from the four corners of the globe.

The film’s unrivalled success contributed largely to the renown of this little village in the Var area. Crowds flocked to the new “in” destination, while the soaring fame of the movie fans’ new idol marked the débuts of a love story that has fascinated the world ever since.

The rest is history… Everything Brigitte Bardot touched turned to gold. A mix of poetry and eccentricity, Saint-Tropez became a coveted meeting place for the jet-set and temple of nights to remember. Meanwhile, Brigitte Bardot continued to win the hearts of the people of Saint-Tropez, forming a bond that was to last forever.

“Saint Tropez Couleur Bleu” 2024, a lighthouse adorned with BB!

The “Saint Tropez Couleur Bleu” art initiative is paying a vibrant tribute to the international superstar from June 15th to November 1st, 2024, when passers-by will be able to admire the mythical lighthouse of Saint-Tropez adorned with photos of the village’s favourite celebrity. Placed on either side of the lighthouse, facing towards the mainland and Mediterranean Sea, the two hand-picked photos, courtesy of the actress’s friend photographer Ghislain Dussart, unveil just two facets of the revered Brigitte Bardot.

June 15th, 2024 to November 1st, 2024.

Brigitte Bardot photo exhibition at the Linda and Guy Pieters Foundation

Running from June 15th to September 22nd, 2024, the Linda & Guy Pieters Foundation is hosting a legendary Brigitte Bardot exhibition in Saint-Tropez featuring iconic photos by Ghislain Dussart, the above-mentioned close friend and long-time confidant of BB and her official photographer for over twenty years. The images portray many faces of Brigitte Bardot: sometimes vulnerable, sometimes sensual and sometimes simply the stunning focus of a portrait.

June 15th to September 22nd, 2024.

Brigitte Bardot sur la plage
Photo credit: Jicky Dussart

A tribute at the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez

A tribute at the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez

Brigitte Bardot honours us with her presence at various locations throughout the hotel, in particular the opulent and light-filled Dolce Vita Suite, welcoming guests in an intimate and timeless setting. Interior designer Sybille de Margerie, the talent behind the suite’s design and decoration, delights culture fans with her sense of detail and vision of luxury. On the walls, photos of the iconic Brigitte Bardot, signed by the muse herself, form a never-before-seen collection instilling this luxury suite in Saint Tropez with a unique charm.

Don’t miss this milestone celebration in Saint-Tropez, honouring a great lady whose cinematographic and artistic oeuvre has forged deep and powerful ties with the village of Saint-Tropez, its boutiques, landscapes and inhabitants. A vibrant legacy, for which Saint-Tropez remains forever grateful.