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Coffee place Saint-Tropez: La Tarte Tropézienne

Coffee place Saint-Tropez: La Tarte Tropézienne

Not only the name of a unique pastry but also a story of beautiful encounters.

In 1955, Alexandre Micka, founder of La Tarte Tropézienne, opened his first patisserie at Place de la Mairie, in the heart of the village of Saint Tropez.
Originally from Poland, he was seduced by this small fishing village, praised by many intellectuals who found tranquility and authenticity in the town's little harbor. 
Among the pastries he offers, Micka creates a brioche cream inspired by the recipe of his grandmother which he secretly preserves. 

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During the filming of “And God Created Woman” Brigitte Bardot discovers the pie and proposes to name it: La Tarte Tropeziénne.

Aware of the growing success of his recipe, Alexandre Micka decided to patent it in 1973.

  • 1973 launch of the brand and recipe La Tarte Tropézienne.
  • 1985 encounter with Albert Dufrêne
  • 1991 Albert Dufrêne develops a Catering business specializing in motorsport, he becomes the Official caterer of the Renault F1 team 
  • 2002 opening of Boutique Place des Lices
  • 2012 opening of a new Boutique concept in Saint-Raphael and opening of a shop in Toulon, and two shops in Aix-en-Provence
  • 2013 opening of the Parisian boutique in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

In 1985, Albert Dufrêne succeeded Alexandre Micka, who received the secret recipe handwritten on a cardboard, carefully stored in a small metal box. No more than three people know the secret recipe.
Albert Dufrêne knew how to preserve the manufacturing secret of La Tarte Tropézienne with the same quality requirements; every day, the cream of the Tarte Tropézienne is made in the utmost confidentiality in the laboratory of Cogolin. A unique know-how is required to make this delicate blend of two different creams then placed in the heart of a soft brioche dotted with a rain of crunchy sugar grains.

Today, la Tarte Tropézienne is one of the symbols of "the art of living in the Tropézienne".


    La Tarte Tropézienne 
    26 Place Galliéni
    83700 Saint-Raphaël

    Open daily from 07.00am-07:30pm 

     
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