Maison des Papillons

St Tropez
Provence Côte d'Azur

Inside a typically Tropezienne house which is the family home of painter Dany Lartigue, son of the famous photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, you'll discover a huge collection of butterfly specimens from all over the world. Over 35,000 of extinct and protected butterfly species can be seen against paintings of their natural habitat in an original museum that has great value to entomologists as well as being beautiful to look at.

Places to visit nearby

St Tropez in Provence Côte d'Azur is a sophisticated resort that is popular with the European and American jet set.

Cannes in Provence Côte d'Azur is a stylish city, famous for the Cannes Film Festival, that sits on France's sunny south coast.

Nice in Provence Côte d'Azur is one of France's most populous cities and is a glorious seaside resort on the Bay of Angels.

Nearby attractions

Just south of St Tropez, Pampelonne beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand 4.5km long that is split up into separate sections for families, gays and nudists. With lots of beach clubs where you can get chairs and umbrellas...

Just a 15 minute boat trip from Cannes, the Île Ste-Marguerite is an island that is just off the coast and is home to the Fort Royal, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask is said to have been held.

Famous for hosting the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival, the Palais des Festivals sits on the east side of the Old Port in Cannes. The festival is held annually in May but if you can't make it then, you can still take a...