Far from any glare or glitter the Nuits du Château de la Moutte in Saint-Tropez are a call to romanticism and poetry.
Located in the heart of a magnificent, century-old palm-grove, the La Situé property was acquired and restored in 1860 by Emile Ollivier, Prime Minister under Napoleon III and husband of Blandine Liszt, daughter of Franz Liszt and sister of Cosima Wagner. A charming little XVIIIth century château hidden away on the Saint-Tropez peninsula, at the tip of La Moutte Point.
Since that time the property has been home to a prestigious musical tradition fostering close contact between artists and audience.
Under the general management and artistic direction of the violinist Jean-Philippe Audoli, the festival promotes itself as the place where music and the arts meet. It features some of the world's greatest artists: pianists Nelson Freire, François-René Duchâble, Boris Berezovsky, Nikolaï Lugansky, Khatia Buniatishvili, Alexandre Tharaud, Katia and Marielle Labèque; winners of the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Contest; singers Karine Deshayes, Patricia Petibon and Delphine Haidan; flamenco dancer Eduardo Guerrero; blues singer China Moses and fado singer Cristina Branco and her musicians…
Every summer, concerts in the château's cool courtyard with its remarkable acoustics delight her friends and acquaintances.
Production & Ticketing Manager
Director and programmer
Christiane MARTROYE DE JOLY
Raymond-François LE BRIS
History of the Château de La Moutte
Located in Saint-Tropez, the estate of the Château de La Moutte stretches on four acres, three hundred meters away from the Salins beach.
This extraordinary property, nested in the heart of a centenarian palm tree garden, was purchased and renovated by Émile Ollivier in 1860, at the time the First of Napoléon the IIIrd ministers. He married Blandine Liszt, Franz Liszt's daughter and sister of Cosima Wagner. From then, a prestigious musical tradition established in this place where the artists and the audience took great pleasure to meet.
Its library, which includes over 4 000 books, has been kept as it was at the time. Students and historians regularly visit it .
In December 1998, the Conservatoire du Littoral received as a donation from Madame Troisier de Diaz, grand daughter of Émile Ollivier, the estate of the Château de La Moutte. Its management has been secured by the city of Saint-Tropez since février 2007. The chateau has been registered as a «monument historique ».
Le festival a prévu un dispositif de sécurité privée pour l’ensemble de ses concerts.
Il sera procédé à une vérification du contenu de vos sacs à votre arrivée.