La Maison des Papillons or the Butterfly Museum, is located in the heart of Saint Tropez in the former home of artist Dany Lartigue, his father photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, and grandfather André Messager, a member of the French Academy and a manager of the Paris Opera. Dany Lartigue created the museum with an exceptional collection of French diurnal species of butterflies presented against the background of Dany’s colorful paintings. It took him decades to collect over 35,000 butterflies, some of them extinct or protected and others rare or unusual, such as the black Apollo collected in the Mercantour region. The museum also contains an important collection of exotic butterflies from the Solomon Islands and Amazonia. Not all specimen have been sorted and displayed. Those shown in the museum are displayed in an unique way, with their natural environment painted as a background for the specimen. While the collection is recognized for its scientific contribution, it is their breathtaking beauty that fascinates visitors.
17 Rue Etienne Berny, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France, Phone: +33-94-97-63-45
Photo: La Maison des Papillons - Musee Dany Lartigue
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