In Saint-Tropez, at the end of the peninsula of La Moutte, not far away from the harbour, a sumptuous castle pleases the curious who venture out of the village. In the heart of a palm grove, this mansion still retains the secret of the journey of many celebrities...
The Château de La Moutte was built in the nineteenth century by Emile Ollivier, Napoleon III’s First Secretary and Blandine Liszt’s husband, daughter of famous composer Franz Liszt and Marie D'Agoult. Since it was built, the castle has received many artists. Man of letters, the Republican Emile Ollivier, welcomed home writers, musicians and politicians, to share ideas and thinks about art, literature, philosophy... In the twentieth century, this tradition has been perpetuating by Annette Troisier Diaz, Ollivier’s granddaughter, through a summer music festival! After her death, she assigned to the violinist Jean-Philippe Audoli the task to perpetuate spirit of the place.
So, every year for 13 years, under the leadership of Jean-Philippe Audoli, Les Nuits du Château de la Moutte resonates in the courtyard of the castle. Great classical, jazz and dance musicians and comedians have met for wonderful poetic soirées.
In 2013, the festival will welcome : the pianists Plamena Mangova, Boris Berezovsky, Nikolai Lugansky ; winners of the International Competition Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth ; the flamenco dancer Israel Galván.
Last, but not least, on the mythical Canebiers beach, be there with two of the world's premier jazz musicians: Bireli Lagrene (the 30th of July) and Richard Galliano with his Quartet (the 3rd of August) !