You have certainly already heard about the City of Venice and its festival. But did you know that France also has its own Venice? Well, the city 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 simple lake city, Port Grimaud is one of the few places blessed by nature in this region. Nestled in a breathtaking landscape, Port Grimaud is like a paradise on Earth.

A breathtaking nature

Located between the Massif des Maures and the Mediterranean Sea, the village has managed to keep intact a breathtaking landscape through the ages. If you take the initiative to access the village from the sea, it is mandatory to climb the first slopes of the massif. On this path, you will have the opportunity to contemplate a magnificent wild forest filled with oaks and chestnuts. Walks are available if you have the adventurous spirit of a walker. Walks, horse rides or bike rides, you will not fail to find the path you need. The fairy bridge path, La Calade, Le Pierredon, La Castellane, Le Peyron and Grimaud/Port Grimaud: here are as many routes as you can take and which will certainly delight you. Many of these trails will take you through vineyards, plains and natural areas. There is also a walking path that links the medieval village to the lake city of Port-Grimaud.

A rich tourist heritage and enriching activities

Port Grimaud is located more precisely in the commune of Grimaud in the VAR department. Partly a lakeside town, Port Grimaud is also a medieval village with a fortified castle and a rich tourist heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. Overlooking the entire city, the Château de Grimaud is classified as a “Historic Monument” and attests to the major events that the said City has experienced. If you are fond of medieval and contemporary stories, take a look at the Heritage Museum. You will be amazed by stories and objects related to the daily life of the inhabitants.

A Mecca of Christianity, the city has built many churches with remarkable architecture, the first of which dates from the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century. It is the church of Saint-Michel. Together with the Chapel of the Penitents and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Quest, this church is also listed as a historic monument. In addition to these monuments, many of the city’s medieval buildings are also classified as historic monuments. Among others, we can mention the Moulin St Roch and the Maison des Arcades, which has become an exhibition space. Some other monuments are also worth a visit, as are these historic monuments. These include the Chapel of St Roch, the Beauvallon estate, the Fairy Bridge, 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 called the “Rue commerçante de Grimaud”.

When you visit Port Grimaud, you will not only meet remarkable buildings full of interesting stories. It also deals with a lively city with events and evenings organized in the pure tradition of the city. The village festival of Grimaud, the festival of Saint Michel which begins with a Provençal mass and ends with a garage sale associated with a craft market, the Grimaldines, a unique festival in all of Saint-Tropez: this is what awaits you in Port Grimaud. In addition, there is the wool fair, the festival of light and Grimaud’s musical evenings, which are all events that take place throughout the year. A tip: get the village tourist guide to keep up with the days of these events so you don’t miss any. It is really worth it. And for lovers of water sports and other similar leisure activities, you will find companies specialising in this field. Most of these companies are located on the beach side and offer water skiing, surfing, skydiving, boat rental services and windsurfing courses, for example.

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 opportunity to visit the lake city on foot. In the heart of Provençal nature with a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea and direct access to the beach, our establishment offers you various activities such as a visit to the canals of Port-Grimaud by electric boats that will help make your stay unforgettable.


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