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Grimaud - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Grimaud is a medieval village which lies on the hills of the Gulf of St. Tropez, in the heart of the Massif des Maures, Var. This small village, it should not be confused with the nearby Port Grimaud (lake city built by the architect Spoerry) has retained all the charm of a medieval town: narrow cobbled streets, Romanesque church, ruins of a 11th century castle, ramparts and renovated historic houses.

Grimaud village, built on a hillside, offering magnificent panoramic views and a relaxed way of life that will delight visitors.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.2743080 (N 43° 16’ 28”)
Longitude6.5218650 (E 6° 31’ 19”)
Surface area44.58 km²
Population4145 inhabitants
Density92 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (81 km, 57 min)
Insee code83068
IntercommunalityCC du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
RegionFrench Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Cogolin3.9 km (8 min)
La Garde-Freinet9.8 km (14 min)
Gassin11.4 km (18 min)
Sainte-Maxime12.5 km (21 min)
La Môle12.6 km (18 min)
Saint-Tropez12.7 km (23 min)
La Croix-Valmer12.8 km (18 min)
Le Plan-de-la-Tour13.8 km (22 min)
Ramatuelle13.9 km (21 min)
Cavalaire-sur-Mer18.2 km (28 min)
Les Issambres20 km (33 min)
Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer23 km (35 min)
Les Mayons24 km (32 min)

Things to see and do

Grimaud has a long history and a rich cultural heritage:

The castle of the 11th century listed building, owned by Count Senard (world music festival The Grimaldines each summer).

The church of Saint-Michel: 11th century, it was the largest in the region for a long time.

Grimaud several chapels: Chapel of Our Lady of Queste, the Saint-Roch chapel and Penitents.

The valley of the Fairy Bridge: walking tour to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the village. Fairy Bridge is an old aqueduct.

From beautiful beaches with public or private views of the village of Saint-Tropez.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Painting Exhibition in April and September.

Wool Festival in May.

Mill Festival in June.

National Day on 14 July.

Village Festival mid August.

Music festival in the world " The Grimaldines " every summer.

Classical Music Festival " The Musical Evenings of Grimaud " all year and a half off season.


The medieval village Grimaud
The medieval village Grimaud
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View Gulf of Saint- Tropez from the ruins of the castle
View Gulf of Saint- Tropez from the ruins of the castle
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11th century Church
11th century Church
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Port Grimaud
Port Grimaud
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Moulin St Roch
Moulin St Roch
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Port Grimaud.

Port and beaches of St. Tropez.

Swimming, water sports.

Hiking and biking in the Massif des Maures.

Sunbathing on the Riviera.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sports sensations70 € to 100 € La Croix-Valmer (8.4 km)
Sea diving in Port Cros National Park
Sports sensations75 € Cavalaire-sur-Mer (11.3 km)
Water parachute upward on the Var coast
Sports sensations56 € to 120 € Les Issambres (15 km)
Jet ski hire, no licence needed
Sports sensations15 € to 220 € Fréjus (21 km)
Kayak or paddleboard hire on La Favière beach
Sports sensations13 € to 49 € Bormes-les-Mimosas (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Traditional activities of the Mole Valley
HikeEasy1h00Cogolin (2.6 km)
Mimosa tree trail - gaillarde valley les issambres
HikeEasy1h20Roquebrune-sur-Argens (17.9 km)
Old millstone workshop and hill fort
HikeEasy2h00Bagnols-en-Forêt (32 km)
Défens Wood and the Siagne Gorges
HikeIntermediate3h00Callian (43 km)
The Tanneron Ridges
HikeIntermediate4h30Tanneron (45 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals