LOCATED AT 2.7 KM
You’ve probably already heard of the city of Venice and its festival. But did you know that France also has its own Venice? Well, the town of Port Grimaud, located in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, is often called the Venice of Provence, and for good reason! More than just a lakeside town, Port Grimaud is one of the few places in this region that are blessed by nature. Nestled in a breathtaking landscape, Port Grimaud is a paradise on earth.
Situated between the Massif des Maures and the Mediterranean Sea, the village has kept its breathtaking landscape intact through the ages. If you take the initiative to access the village from the sea, the climb up the first slopes of the massif is compulsory. On this path, you will have the opportunity to contemplate a magnificent wild forest filled with oaks and chestnuts. If you have the adventurous spirit of a walker, there are walks available. Whether on foot, on horseback or by bike, you are sure to find the right trail for you. The Pont des Fées path, La Calade, Le Pierredon, La Castellane, Le Peyron and Grimaud/Port Grimaud are just some of the routes that you can take and that will certainly delight you. Many of these paths will take you through vineyards, plains and natural areas. There is also a footpath that links the medieval village with the lakeside town of Port Grimaud.
A rich tourist heritage and enriching activities
Port Grimaud is located more precisely in the commune of Grimaud in the department of VAR. Partly a lakeside town, Port Grimaud is also a medieval village with a castle and a rich tourist heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. Overlooking the whole town, the castle of Grimaud is classified as a “Historic Monument” and bears witness to the major events that the town has experienced. If you are fond of medieval and contemporary history, go and visit the Heritage Museum. You will be amazed by the stories and objects linked to the daily life of the inhabitants.
As a Christian centre, the city has built many churches with remarkable architecture, the first of which dates from the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries. This is the church of Saint-Michel. Together with the Chapelle des Pénitents and the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste, this church is also listed as a historical monument. In addition to these monuments, numerous buildings in the town dating from the Middle Ages are also listed as historical monuments. These include the Moulin St Roch and the Maison des Arcades, which is now an exhibition space. A number of other monuments are also worth a visit in the same way as these historical monuments. These include the Chapelle St Roch, the Domaine de Beauvallon, the Pont des Fées, the Church of St François d’Assise, the Place Neuve which is the central square of the village and the Rue des Templiers. The latter was formerly known as the “Rue commerçante de Grimaud”.
On your way to Port Grimaud, you will not only come across remarkable buildings full of interesting stories. It is also a lively town with events and parties organised in the pure tradition of the town. The Grimaud village festival, the Saint Michel festival which starts with a Provençal mass and ends with a garage sale combined with a craft market, the Grimaldines, a festival unique in the whole of Saint-Tropez: this is what awaits you in Port Grimaud. In addition, there is the wool fair, the light festival and the Grimaud musical evenings, all of which take place throughout the year. A word of advice: get a copy of the village tourist guide to keep track of the days of these events so that you don’t miss out. It’s well worth the effort. And for those who enjoy water sports and similar activities, there are companies that specialise in this field. Mostly located on the beach side, these companies offer water skiing, surfing, skydiving, boat rental and windsurfing lessons.
Camping des Mûres, the guarantee of an unforgettable stay in Port Grimaud
Located only a few steps from Port-Grimaud, Camping des Mûres offers you the possibility to visit the lake town on foot. In the heart of the Provencal countryside with a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea and direct access to the beach, our establishment offers a variety of activities such as visiting the canals of Port-Grimaud in electric boats, which will help to make your stay unforgettable.