A multi-faceted community
Grimaud rhymes with diversity. It is a harmonious blend of old and new heritage, built up areas, wild spaces, bringing together the countryside and the city, the sea and the forest ..
A firm favourite : Inhale the sweet scent of flowers in the streets
An absolute must : A visit to our wine-growers
A real bonus : Exhibition of monumental sculpture
One village, several hamlets and one terroir!
Although the château may appear as dead as a doornail, Grimaud is a very lively region! The town is buzzing all year round with lots of activities, cultural, traditional and sporting events, and top-level concerts etc. And, of course, a dynamic business and community network (shops, restaurants, accommodation etc.).
The area resembles a mosaic, made up of a collection of districts and hamlets, dominated to the north by the old Medieval village. The village, surrounded by the foothills of the Massif des Maures, oak forests and chestnut trees, overlooks the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
To the west, you have the hamlets of la Tourre and le Val de Gilly, tucked away at the end of small secret valleys known only to the initiated few.
The plain to the south, traversed by streams, has contrasting but complementary features: vineyards, fields as well as a dynamic business park, residential buildings and shops etc. To the east, you have the hills, overlooking the sea: Guerrevieille and Beauvallon, balconies onto the Mediterranean, from where you can glimpse the beaches and the “lagoon city” of Port-Grimaud. Here you have the sea, a gateway to a now hospitable land. A place where everything jostles for position.
Grimaud, in the heart of Provence, also boasts a terroir of which its inhabitants are extremely proud. Olives, wine, golden honey, chestnuts and wild mushrooms … Nature, combined with man’s know-how, have conspired to produce some wondrous creations…
A land of wine…
Grimaud’s vineyards are perhaps the best symbol of the area’s vitality; over the centuries; the vineyards have remained the driving force of the local economy and, today, Grimaud wines are exported and enjoyed the world over.
Grimaud’s wine cooperative best exemplifies this vitality, with two bottling lines, 100% of production sold every year, and good quality wine that continues to improve.
You’ve also got the wine estates, rural gems dotted throughout the Grimaud region: val de Gilly, clos Servien, La Tourré, Pré Saint Michel etc. Wine-growers on these estates have lovingly worked their land, using the same methods, for generations, producing delicious nectar for us to share.
A land of olive trees…
The region’s olive growing tradition dates back beyond the 11th century. For the most part, the olive groves are planted on sunny, often terraced, slopes. They produce table olives but also precious oil which is, of course, used for cooking but also for making soap. The number of oil mills, evidence of this olive production, increased significantly from the 16th century onwards. Today, just one smallholder continues to use this ancient production method.
The expertise of our craftsmen
Our highly skilled craftsmen, who are part of a long-standing tradition, put a contemporary spin on Provençal inspired products.