Near Our Campsite: Grimaud, the “Venice of the South of France”
Grimaud: a Must-See Picturesque Village on the French Riviera
There is a little gem located near our campsite: Grimaud.
Situated in the heights of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in the Var, Grimaud is a small town much loved by tourists.
Its similarities with Venice have earned it the nickname the Venice of the South of France. This beautiful and very welcoming village is a must-see during your stay at our campsite!
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Grimaud, a Medieval Town in the Var
Between Saint-Tropez and Sainte-Maxime lies Grimaud, a medieval town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. The name of this village comes from a lord, Gibelin de Grimaldi, who received the land in exchange for his help in expelling the Saracens.
Grimaud has retained the charm of its medieval origins: cobbled streets, ramparts, ruins of a castle, Romanesque church, and more. But the best way to appreciate this medieval village is to explore it for yourself during your holiday at our campsite!
Grimaud, the “Venice of the South of France”
Grimaud is a waterfront town in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, famous for its gorgeous harbour. With its bridges, vaulted galleries, canals and quays, Grimaud bears a striking resemblance to beautiful Venice.
Originally, this village on the French Riviera was set on marshland. Villagers farmed the land and hunted. In the 1960s, the architect François Spoerry decided to transform it into a beautiful and modern waterfront town, ideal for attracting tourists and sailors. Many ocean lovers have bought houses and docks for their boats.
Unlike many of his colleagues at the time, François Spoerry was not a fan of large contemporary buildings, preferring to preserve Provençal architecture and the Mediterranean influence. He built a village with a port, where land and sea intertwine, in a picturesque setting with a Provençal feel.
Today, Grimaud boasts no less than 7km of canals, 12km of quays and 2,000moorings for boats.
Tourists love to stroll along the quays and bridges and dine in one of the restaurants with a splendid view of the port. And, of course, you can hire a boat for an enchanting trip along the canals.
In Grimaud, Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
On a camping holiday, we love taking the time to wander around in peace and quiet. And for that, Grimaud and the surrounding area are perfect! The village is built into the hillside of the Maures Mountains (Var).
Wander Along Trails
The ideal location of this medieval town, on the wooded hills of the Maures Mountains, makes Grimaud the perfect place for family walks in nature.
A number of hiking trails wind through oak and chestnut forests, vineyards and nature reserves. You can take the trail from Saint-Roch Mill that leads to the Pont des Fées. Along the way, you’ll enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
On the beach in Grimaud, the whole family can enjoy water sports such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and diving.
If you want to go to Saint-Tropez, take a shuttle from Port Grimaud. You’ll enjoy both a trip out to sea and a visit to this must-see tourist attraction.
Relaxing on the Beach
There’s no camping holiday without a beach! So when you’re in Grimaud, make sure you take a moment to relax on the beach and enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
You can choose between the small, intimate beach of Anse du Vieux-Moulin and Gros Pin, surrounded by dykes and facing the citadel of Saint-Tropez. Or try Port Grimaud Sud Beach, Guerrevieille Beach and Saint-Pons-les-Mûres Beach. All these sand beaches offer views over the port of Saint-Tropez.
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A Cultural Tour of a Town in the Var with a Rich Heritage
A camping trip to the Var also means cultural visits! When you’re in Grimaud, make sure you leave some time to explore the beauty of this medieval town. In the heights of Grimaud, you can see the ruins of a castle. This feudal building was built in the 11thcentury and is listed as a Historic Monument. Come closer and you’ll be immersed in the history of Grimaud. You can also enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the harbour, the beach and the neighbouring villages in the Var.
A Walk through Grimaud
As you stroll through the cobbled streets of Grimaud, you’ll come across the preserved heritage of this medieval town in the Var: the churches of Saint Michel and Saint Francis of Assisi, the chapels of Saint-Roch, Notre Dame de la Queste and the Pénitents, Place du 14Juin and Place François Spoerry. In addition to the Magistrale Fountain, the Pont des Fées and the Saint Rochus Mill.
Our 5-star Campsite Near Grimaud
Our campsite is located in Saint-Raphaël, near Fréjus, Saint-Tropez and Sainte-Maxime and just a few kilometres from Grimaud. If you’d like to visit this charming medieval town during your holiday, you can book your stay at our 5-star Esterel Campsite. What sets Esterel apart from other campsites is our luxury location. Our campsite offers top-quality facilities for an unforgettable stay with family or friends.
If you need space to yourself on holiday, then our mobile homes are for you! Our priority is making sure your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Our mobile homes are more spacious than the average star-rated campsite. Whether you’re traveling with a small group or several families, we’ve got the right rental for you, with a range of luxury accommodations from 1 to 4bedrooms. Our most spacious mobile home is located on a 500m² pitch and includes 2master suites (with bathroom) of 21m² each.
And of course, luxury means the best equipment: dishwasher, freezer, air conditioning, heating and Wifi… everything you need for your holiday can be found in our mobile homes.
Luxury at Your Fingertips
Holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself! If you’re looking for an intimate and luxurious campsite, then book one of our mobile homes with a private pool and spa. You’ll enjoy a 3x6m swimming pool and whirlpool bath on your very own wooden deck, secluded from the world. Just next door is your own private white sand beach with sun loungers. On the programme for your VIP experience: quiet, relaxation and well-being!
An Exceptional Environment
Our campsite is right in the heart of nature, at the foot of the red volcanic rocks of the Esterel Mountains. Throughout our campsite, we have planted olive trees, palm trees and cork oaks to provide you with a natural setting. From the deck, swimming pool or bedrooms, you’ll be able to look out over the luxuriant nature, helping you to relax and unwind.
Fun and Exciting Holidays
Camping holidays mean fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. Our camp counsellors have put together a rich schedule of activities that will appeal to all ages!
Cabarets, fashion shows, casino, costumed ball and giant bingo await you in the evenings. During the day, you can choose between boat trips, water skiing, Nordic walking, hiking, and more… And your children, accompanied by the kids’ club counsellors, can go tubing, compete in the Olympics, play water games, have a giant picnic on the beach, practice archery, and a whole host of other activities that you won’t find at many campsites in the Var.
Esterel Campsite also boasts a giant water park (10,000m²) with 4single water slides, 4side-by-side water slides and 5pools. For some great family fun!
Book Your Stay at Esterel Campsite
For any information about our Esterel Campsite located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in the south of France, our team is at your disposal. Need more information about our accommodations, pitches, rental dates, prices, mobile homes or water park? Contact us now! We’ll help you make the most of your stay.
A trip full of luxury and well-being awaits you in the Var!