A medieval village next to the seaside, with a modern lake dwelling village at its
feet ; this is how one could sum up « Grimaud ». Sometimes this proximity brings
people to confuse the medieval with the seaside village. Both of them deserve attention.
Thanks to the virtual visit we suggest, you may get a first impression of their
charm by clicking here. The village of Grimaud has a long history, beginning with
the Gallo-Roman age.
This long history can also 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. As to the recent history : its major feature is Port-Grimaud where the architect François Spoerry realized in 1966 a visionary and ambitious project : the marina or “lake-dwelling” city. Today Port-Grimaud is one of the most frequented places of France with its quays of a total length of 12 km lined with gardens and “fishermen’s houses” where boats can be moored. A real architectural contemporary success.
On the official site of www.grimaud-provence.com/ , you will find all the necessary information about this lovely town regarding hotels, restaurants, activities and much more.
Office de Tourime de Grimaud :
1 Bld. des Aliziers
TEL : 00 33 (0)4 94 55 43 83
FAX : 00 33 (0)4 94 55 72 20