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Grimaud offers the best of both worlds. Set inland from the Cote d'Azur, the village nestles amongst the pines and hills of the region, enjoying wonderful peace and tranquillity. However, Grimaud is also just a short drive to charming Port Grimaud and world renowned St Tropez with its beaches, nightlife, glamour, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and of course, great bars and restaurants. Grimaud's perched location gives it a marvelous view of the surrounding hills and the Golfe de St Tropez.
Your new surroundings are waiting to be explored! There’s plenty to see and do in the area.
You'll discover a different side to your destination when you venture further afield.
Mediterranean, Provencal food
No problem for eating here: Grimaud has several restaurants, catering to all budgets and gastronomic needs, and several are open all year.
Local vineyards offer AOC "Côtes de Provence" wines. A wine co-op is located just at the edge of the village.
There are plenty of boat tours in the chanels of Port Grimaud, or other catamaran excusrions along the coast
Discover la Corniche d'Or, the l'Ile d'Or small island, the natural harbour of Agay and the Garden islands of Lerins
Children will love Luna Park, a fairground in Frejus with fun rides for young and old alike
Do not miss Marineland in Antibes and the performances of killer whales, dolphins, and orcas.
Aquatica in Frejus offers great features with a variety of rides and other themed entertainment.
Grimaud is located just between St Tropez and Ste Maxime, two of the most famous towns of the French Riviera. If visiting the haunts of the rich and famous appeals, there are the towns of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes and St Tropez within easy reach. If you prefer the relative quiet (or cool) of the hills, there are numerous hill towns and villages, each with their own special interest. There is also spectacular geology ranging from the stiking red Massif d'Esterel, which creates awe inspiring coastal scenery between Agay and Cannes, to France's own 'Grand Canyon', the Gorge du Verdon with its steep sides leading down to a turquiose river.
La Castellane: Discover the plain and the charming districts situated in the South of the village. You will enjoy the magnificent view of the village and the hills around during the walk.
The village of Grimaud has a long history, which can be read in the streets of the village, where ancient burgesses houses with typically cross-barred windows and door frames of black lava or serpentine, bougainvillier flowered façades lining shady little lanes and squares are only waiting for your footsteps to come.
The Folk museum offers you a tour into the past, when water was not yet common, and when farm work occupied most of the inhabitants of the region.
St Michael’s Church, a listed historical building, is the only building in the Freinet of this epoch still used today. The present parish priest is Father Watts.
There's also the pretty stone Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in the village, built in 1482
The valley of the Pont des Fées is a quiet site where we can find the typical occidental Mediterranean milieu of animal life as the two turtle species, the “cistudo” of Europe (a water turtle) that frequents the river and the turtle
of Hermann on the sunny hillsides, and the occidental green lizard.
The castle is a listed monument since 1928. The rempart is well preserved, having still the remains of the covered way and of the crenel. The projecting stones held up the floorand the guard rail, allowing the soldiers to move on the rampart.
Port Grimaud conception was inspired by the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the Mediterranean area when combining the Provençal “art de vivre” with most progressive construction methods.Each house has its individual style and doesn’t look like another; each façade paint, each shutter paint has been registered in order to be able to preserve the original colours with restoration works.
Art galleries and antiques (century paintings, contemporary paintings and sculptures on view)
Tennis courts, Volleyball courts, Bike hire, Cycle route, Fishing, Horse riding
All water activities are available at Port Grimaud, or in the famous ports of St Maxime and St Tropez
Banana boats, Jet ski, Speed boat, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Water-skiing, Sail boats, Scuba diving, Snorkelling
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