The Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez, partner of Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu

For the sixth year running, the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez is partnering with Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu: a delightful event on the Saint-Tropez calendar celebrating heritage, culture and the environment. The 2023 edition is dedicated to author and personality Colette, an intrinsic part of the legend of Saint-Tropez and one of the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez’s very first guests.

The lighthouse of Saint-Tropez adorned with Colette…

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Colette, Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu – a local cultural initiative committed to protecting our oceans – has invited artist Jean-Baptiste Colin to dress Saint-Tropez’s iconic lighthouse in a beautiful original portrait of the author.

The inauguration is scheduled on June 16th, 2023 in the presence of the event’s creator Agnès Bouquet, together with the Mayor of Saint-Tropez, patron Maud Fontenoy and various partners including the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez and Revue des Deux Mondes magazine.

Freely inspired by a photo of Colette, the Belle Époque portrait imagined by street artist Jean-Baptiste Colin is reminiscent of the work of Mucha.

As a prelude to the colourful lighthouse inauguration in 2023, accomplished yachtswoman and event patron Maud Fontenoy will be presenting her new documentary film “Bleu. Un océan de solutions en Polynésie” (Blue, an ocean of solutions in Polynesia) at the Star movie theatre in Saint-Tropez (a Canal Plus production, 52 minutes).

A commited artistic partnership

The Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez is thrilled to continue supporting art and culture in the village through its renewed partnership with Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu. An historic art hub, the hotel hosts regular exhibitions, together with “Les Conversations d’Agnès” (Conversations with Agnès) literary meetings and its latest innovation, the “Prix du Titre” (Best Title Prize).

In a nod to Colette and our partnership with Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu, the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez will be inviting guests to savour a delicious menu inspired by the recipes of the author, who was also a food critic. Curated by Chef Michele Fortunato, “Un été avec Colette” (A Summer with Colette) will be served throughout summer 2023 at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant Les Toits.

Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu, at the Saint-Tropez lighthouse, summer 2023.

Saint-Tropez Couleur Bleu 2023 project, Jean-Baptiste Colin