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Port Grimaud south of France

Port Grimaud

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Port Grimaud a seaside town




Places to see and stay in Port Grimaud photos of our visit

Nestled in the heart of the Gulf of St. Tropez, Port Grimaud is a charming Provençal coastal village that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Often referred to as the "Little Venice of France," Port Grimaud is an enchanting network of canals, bridges, and colorful waterfront houses. This picturesque village was designed by architect François Spoerry in the 1960s and has since become one of the most popular destinations in the south of France.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Port Grimaud is its architectural design. Spoerry was inspired by the traditional Provençal fishing village and his vision was to create a modern version of it. The result is a beautiful village that exudes charm and character. The houses are painted in a variety of pastel colors and have intricate details such as wrought-iron balconies, colorful shutters, and flower-filled window boxes.

As you wander through the village's maze of canals, you'll come across quaint little squares, bustling markets, and charming cafes. There's something truly magical about seeing the village from the water, and taking a boat tour is a must-do activity.

Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or just want to soak up the sun, Port Grimaud has something for everyone. It's a great destination for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. So, add this beautiful coastal village to your travel list and experience the magic of Port Grimaud for yourself.

The Castle at Port Grimaud


Grimaud castle

The village is built on four small islands that are interconnected by bridges and canals. This design is not only visually stunning but also very practical.

The village's layout is planned in such a way that every house has a private dock, and the canals serve as the streets. So residents can park their boats in their backyard and use them to navigate around the village. The houses themselves are built in the traditional Mediterranean style, with brightly colored facades, terracotta roofs, and charming balconies.

The overall effect is a harmonious blend of the traditional and the modern, with the canals and boats giving it an old-world feel, while the bright colors and modern amenities make it a comfortable and convenient place to live. It's not just the design and layout of the village that is impressive, but the attention to detail is also remarkable. Every house has a unique design, and the landscaping is meticulously maintained with colorful flowers and trees lining the streets.

Exploring the village is a delightful experience as you stroll along the canals, admire the boats, and take in the stunning architecture. The layout and design of Port Grimaud truly make it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the south of France.

Port Grimaud Harbour

Port Grimaud harbour

The photo shows the harbour and the new part built in 1960.

This part of town is nearly traffic free like a small Venice.

For visitors you can take a boat trip round the area for about £5.Or take the ferry to Saint Tropez about £7.

There is a very good local market on Thursday and a flea market on a Sunday in the Summer. Places to eat out restaurant prices start from about £15 the prices in this area of France are on the high side.

Grimaud Port


Port Grimaud


Port Grimaud

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Hotel in Port Grimaud



Hotel du Soleil Les Parcs de Grimaud

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A modern hotel set in a 16-hectare woodland estate, overlooking Port Grimaud and St Tropez Bay, on France's south coast.

Air-conditioned guestrooms feature cool, tiled floors and open onto terraces; all offer satellite television and safes.

Guests can play a round of golf or a game of tennis on site before relaxing on loungers by the outdoor swimming pool.


Hotel Du soleil Les Parcs de Grimaud


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