Monument sights in St Tropez
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At the northern end of Plage des Salins, on a rock jutting out to sea, is the Tomb of Émile Olivier (1825-1913), who served as first minister to Napoleon III until his exile in 1870. Olivier's 17-volume L'Empire Libéral is preserved in the library of Château La Moutte, his former home on Cap des Salins.
Olivier's sea-facing tomb looks out towards La Tête de Chien (Dog's Head), named after the legendary dog who declined to eat St Torpes' remains.
Here a cast from a 19th-century cannon peers out to sea. The bailiff (1729-88) was a sailor who fought with a Tropezien crew against Britain and Prussia during the Seven Years' War.