Tarte Tropézienne

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In 1955, Alexandre Micka opened a patisserie on Place de la Mairie in Saint-Tropez, where he sold a cream brioche inspired by his grandmother’s recipe, which he kept a jealously guarded secret.


The iconic film “And God Created Woman” was being shot at this time, and the patisserie was regularly visited by the film crew, who discovered this cream brioche. Apparently it was Brigitte Bardot herself who gave the pastry its name, and tarte tropézienne was born…


In 1962, Alexandre Micka opened a facility in Cogolin, on Rue Beausoleil, to increase his production capacity. Ever since, the famous tarte tropézienne has been produced.... in Cogolin!