Grimaud offers a variety of delights and vistas, from the Massif des Maures mountain range to the Mediterranean, from one thousand year old pathways to glistening streams.
A firm favourite : Hike along the Pont des Fées trail in the springtime
An absolute must : Wild animals (Hermann tortoise)
The Massif des Maures, on the outskirts of the village
Grimaud is one of the gateways to the Massif des Maures. As you climb towards the village from the sea, you soon reach the foothills of this imposing mountain range that extends along the entire southern part of the Var region, from Hyères to Vidauban, from the Maures plain to the sea. Oak and chestnut trees carpet the slopes of the rolling hills, dominated by the site of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, the highest point in the Maures massif, above Collobrières. Grimaud is like a crown jewel nestled against the unspoiled, well-preserved setting of the Maures mountains. A magnificent forest.
Tourist map in hand (you can pick one up from the Tourist Office), you can follow one of our 6 hiking trails, either on foot, bike or horseback: The pont des fées trail, an accredited “sentier varois de qualité” trail, La Calade, Le Pierredon, La Castellane, Le Peyron and Grimaud/Port Grimaud
In fact, there are numerous trails available, around the village. Some will lead you across the plain, through vineyards, fields and unspoiled countryside. Others, like, for example the Pont des Fées trail, will lead you along the river, through protected areas with an altogether different atmosphere. Whichever route you choose, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the village and its hill-top castle. And then there’s one pathway that links the Medieval village and lagoon city of Port-Grimaud, providing an unusual approach to these sites.