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What's on in Saint Tropez August 2019

Live music, markets and history

Featured in: | Ana Hernández, Saint-Tropez Editor | Published
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We're halfway through the summer and the holiday season is fully underway, which means that plenty of events are organised in and around Saint-Tropez.

Here’s our comprehensive insider's guide to some of the best events in Saint-Tropez throughout August.

Summer night markets

The night markets began in July and continue through August, offering the perfect setting for arts, crafts and local produce. Each Monday in August you can enjoy the night market of La Faviere in Bormes les Mimosas from 17:00 to midnight. On Wednesday nights, from 17:00 to 23:00 you will find the Place de l'Ormeau in Ramatuelle filled with stalls and a lively atmosphere. Then, on Thursdays from 17:00 to 23:00, the streets of La Croix-Valmer will spring to life with the wonderful La Croix-Valmer Night Market.

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Festival Terre Mer

In nearby Cogolin, the Festival Terre Mer will take place on various dates between August 1st and 31st on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Free music for all in the port of Marines de Cogolin with a great atmosphere and plenty of dancing to be done. Concerts will start at 21:30 with a night market taking place before from 18:00 to 23:00.

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Les Nuits du Chateau de la Moutte

Turn your ear to some classical music and enjoy a selection of classical and jazz concerts in the courtyard of a 19th-century castle. Les Nuits du Chateau de la Moutte present music, dance and theatre in a sumptuous palatial setting, just outside the town of Saint Tropez. The 2019 edition offers a choice of jazz and flamenco music alongside some of the classics.

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Delices Sonores Music Festival

If electronic music is more your thing then the Delices Sonores Music Festival is the one for your diary. On one night only, the citadel will transform into an outdoor clubbing area with light and sound shows, a VIP lounge and DJs playing throughout the night.

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Ramatuelle Jazz Festival

One of the best jazz festivals along the French Riviera takes place in Ramatuelle in August, the Ramatuelle Jazz Festival from the 16th until the 20th of the month. Focused on swing jazz, it features many American and French musicians oscillating between new discoveries and established artists. In addition to an exclusive program, Jazz à Ramatuelle tirelessly promotes local musicians and delights an audience of new music lovers with free concerts every night. Its parallel event, called Festival Off, takes place every day from 18:30 in the theatre's gardens. 

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Commemoration of the Allied landing

Every August 15th, the Cote d'Azur commemorates the Allied landing with an impressive display of fireworks. Operation Dragoon took place in 1944, two months after the Normandy landings, and brought Allied soldiers to the beaches of Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Frejus and Saint-Raphael. Fireworks will take place at 23:30 in Saint-Tropez on the night of August 14th, while the 15th will see celebrations honouring veterans as well as live music in the evening.

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Saint-Tropez is the perfect choice for a holiday in August, not only because there's plenty going on but also because the warm weather makes it the ideal time to enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer.

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