2017 is the fiftieth Anniversary of Port Grimaud. Known as the 'Venice of Provence' and arranged into four little islands, the colourful houses are linked by bridges over the waterways and surrounded by gardens. Port Grimaud was built by the visionary architect Francois Spoerry in the 1960’s. He was a lover of sailing and the sea. The Port is built on the lagoon of St Tropez, it was constructed with sailors and boating enthusiasts in mind, as you can go anywhere round the Port by boat, it is great fun and there are boats of all shapes and sizes from Dinghy’s to large Sailing Boats.
If you like boats, the sea, water sports and beautifully groomed beaches, this is the holiday for you. You can hire your own electric boat (no licence is needed) to have fun round the canals.
Port Grimaud is charming, plenty of thought has gone into the construction of the houses. They are all different, Fisherman’s Houses, Balandrine’s, Ostale’s and apartments most with their own moorings for holiday rental.
There are two main areas in Port Grimaud, Port Grimaud and Port Grimaud Sud (South). Both have a Beach in their own area. The Beach at PG Sud has a lovely cocktail bar and restaurant, they can be contacted via their web site.
There is visitors transport around the Port in the Coche d’eau (water taxi).
Shopping & Markets
Port Grimaud has many lovely shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and a great atmosphere throughout the year. Most of these places are accessible by boat. In the Main Square at Port Grimaud 1 is Café Telline and la table du mareyeur, a wonderful fish restaurant situated in Place des Artisans.
In Port Grimaud Sud’s Place Spoerry there is the bar/pizzeria La Caravelle and the wine bar and restaurant Grimaudoise. The food in all of the restaurants is lovely and the staff very helpful and friendly.
There are Provençal markets in the Place du Marche on a Sunday and Thursday and in Place Francois Spoerry on a Monday and Friday. There is also the Bateau Vertes which leave from Places de l’Eglise and the Capitainerie throughout the season (April – October), destination St Tropez.
If you would like to spend a day in the Bay and head for one of Pampalonne’s famous beach clubs for a day’s sunbathing and lunch, then please ask us to charter a boat for you. We have many beautiful charter boats with a skipper.
Things To Do
On the larger beach at Port Grimaud there is Riviera Water Sports, offering many different water activities and lessons.
Locally there is a golf training academy – GOLF UP and golf clubs at Gassin, Beauvallon and Ste Maxime.
There is a Fun Fair with restaurants and a Mini Golf (suitable for all ages) with over thirty-five rides and games, providing fun for all the family.
There is indoor ten pin bowling alley near Grimaud for more family entertainment.
It is a 10km drive to Ste Maxime where there is a great Aqua Land water park. This is a worthwhile trip for anyone who likes the thrill of water slides.
Wine & Wine Tours
Chateau Minuty is a family run vineyard since 1936 the wine it produces is 90% Rose. It is open all year round Monday to Friday and Saturdays in Summer. Please ask us and we can organise a tour for your or contact them
Bertaud – Belieu is an estate located at Gassin and has 65 hectares of Vines. The estate covered around 600 hectares in the time of the Lords of Bertaud in 1340. The Domaine produces mostly Rose 85%, Red 12% and White 3%. It is open June to October 7/7 and 6/7 the rest of the year.
The Domaine is also now the home of the celebrity event Gala Foundation de Leonardo Di Caprio. Many celebrities visit the area every year to attend this event.
All in all, there are plenty of fun things to do locally and something to suit everyone. We look forward to welcoming you here and helping you plan your trip.