Grimaud – The Medieval village
The village, surrounded by the foothills of the Massif des Maures, oak forests and chestnut trees, overlooks the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The village and its castle, nestled on the curve of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, stands proudly above the plains and sea, a constant watchman, unchanging through the centuries. A forward looking region but with a rich, perfectly preserved heritage, Grimaud plays with notions of time, spanning the centuries to create a delightful mix of old and new.
The town is buzzing all year round with lots of activities, cultural, traditional and sporting events, and top-level concerts etc.
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Port Grimaud – The venice of France – Ideal for exploring on foot or by boat.
Port Grimaud, which comprises Provençal-style houses and Mediterranean influenced architecture, is a seaside dream-turned-reality. Canals criss-cross the town, traffic is controlled and each house has its own mooring. The architect’s goal was to create a new type of city, somewhere that was pleasant to live, with a range of amenities for residents.
Sometimes copied, but never equalled, the “lagoon city” of Port-Grimaud is a great architectural triumph. This flamboyant, fifty year old town hasn’t aged a day and certainly deserved to be included on the list of France’s “20th century Heritage” sites in 2002.
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