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A medieval village and a modern city lake

Grimaud: the medieval village

Grimaud, sur la Côte d'AzurPerched on a peak along the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Grimaud is a medieval village of origin which was added at the end of 60 years a city lake : Port Grimaud.

Due to its dominant position, Grimaud has very early in history been an essential element of the defensive Gulf. Grimaud was therefore with an impressive castle, where he remains now majestic ruins, the figure easily recognizable.

The old village of Grimaud holds all the charm of Provencal villages with cobbled streets, lined with houses with tiled roofs Romance for the most beautifully restored. Village perched on a hillside, its lanes flowering bougainvillea winding in front of the Saint Michel church or chapel Penitents. You will see many facades decorated with mullioned windows, doors superbly framed lava stones.

Port Grimaud: the city lake

Port GrimaudIn the late sixties, an architect who love the sea, François Spoerry, dreams of a city where one can moor his boat in front of his door. It will therefore achieve a city lake : Port Grimaud.

Forty years later, the lake city of Port Grimaud is lively, colorful, and only boats and pedestrians are allowed. Village private, visited annually by thousands of tourists, Port Grimaud emphasizes quality of life and elegance of the decor, each house is carefully and rigorously maintained.

Great success of modern architecture, Port Grimaud is a dream for sailors ... fortunate.

Pictures of Grimaud

Le château de Grimaud (Côte d'Azur) Port Grimaud Ruelle à Grimaud Paysage depuis Port Grimaud Moulin de Grimaud Une rue de Port Grimaud

Around Grimaud

Sainte Maxime - Saint Tropez - Cavalaire - Ramatuelle - Saint Raphaël - Fréjus - Bormes les Mimosas - Draguignan - Lorgues - Bandol - Porquerolles - Port-Cros - Ile du Levant

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