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A little history of the nougat from Saint-Tropez

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What’s this?

The most famous speciality from Saint-Tropez (Provence)? The nougat!

Mellow, white, full of pistachios, honey from Provence and Spanish almonds… yum!

The famous French writer Colette already loved it, in the 30’s.

In short, the nougat from Saint-Tropez is an institution!

The little history

A nice medal

The nougat was created in Saint-Tropez by Martin Sénéquier, in 1887.

Whoa, on the red and blue wrapper, we can see ″Silver medal in Poitiers, 1889″ and ″Silver medal in Bordeaux, 1897″.

References to the International Exhibitions where our nougat get an award!

Suffren... in the nougat

Hey, by the way… who’s this chap, on the packaging? He’s the famous bailiff de Suffren!

Pierre-André de Suffren, a famous French sailor born in Saint-Tropez in 1729, knight then bailiff of Malta order.

Captain of the Royal Navy, the king sent him in India, where he defeated the English many times…

We can see his statue on the quay Suffren.

About the the author

I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!