The bronze statue of Admiral comte Pierre Andre de Suffren (born July 17, 1729 and died December 8, 1788) was erected on the Quai Suffren, near the quai Jean-Jaures, to honour the life of this St. Tropez naval hero. Suffren was given the title of Bailli de Suffren by the Order of Malta and the French Navy. He saw battle during the Seven Years' War and fought against the British during the years 1770 to 1780, and was particularly recognized for his encounters against Sir Edward Hughes, the English admiral. Unfortunately, except in St. Tropez, in Provence, his deeds are virtually forgotten.
On the Quai Suffren there is a shopping arcade and the customers of the Cafe de Paris can enjoy the view of the Vieux Port of St. Tropez and sit close by the Suffren statue. The Hotel Sube located right behind the statue is a good place to stay to be able look over the harbour where the 'rich and famous' may be visiting.
St. Tropez in Provence, France was first settled by the Greeks of Marseille but because it was almost impossible to reach except by sea the only constant visitors were pilgrims who worshipped at St. Tropez because a Roman soldier was beheaded for declaring his Christianity. At the end of the 19th century St. Tropez was 'discovered' by authors and artists and today is a playground for celebrities. A far cry from the days of Admiral comte Pierre Andre de Suffran.
The statue of Admiral comte Pierre Andre de Suffren on the Quai Suffren in St Tropez, The Var, Provence, France, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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