A place that is conducive to daydreams and travel…

A firm favourite
Admire the view from the church bell tower.

An absolute must :
Explore the canals of Port Grimaud
on board an electric boat or water taxi.

A real bonus :
A city without cars

The designer

It is now fifty years since planning permission was given to build Port Grimaud. Who was the designer? A visionary architect from the Alsace region, who dreamt up this modern-day, lakeside city.

François Spoerry was a fan of gentle architect; that is to say he was opposed to the large, regular-shaped, rectilinear structures that were popular at that time. And so Port-Grimaud was born with its wonderful sense of space and mid-rise buildings, redolent of Provence, in keeping with the existing, surrounding buildings.

Every house has its boat © Instagram @cecile_ici_et_la

Many colors

And then, you have the colours. Subtle, colourful shades, blending with the azure blue of the Mediterranean sea, , gleaming in the sun. The basic concept – which was revolutionary in the field of coastal design – is that of a village where land and sea are intertwined.

The Market Square from the rooftop of the Church St. Francis of Assisi. © Nico Gomez

A sailor’s dream, come true

Port Grimaud, which comprises Provençal-style houses and Mediterranean influenced architecture, is a seaside dream-turned-reality. Canals criss-cross the town, traffic is controlled and each house has its own mooring. The architect’s goal was to create a new type of city, somewhere that was pleasant to live, with a range of amenities for residents.

It’s a gem of a place, ideal for exploring on foot or by boat.

Sometimes copied, but never equalled, the “lagoon city” of Port-Grimaud is a great architectural triumph. This flamboyant, fifty year old town hasn’t aged a day and certainly deserved to be included on the list of France’s “20th century Heritage” sites in 2002.

The little Venice, in the heart of the Gulf of St Tropez © Cyril Carpentier

To do in Port Grimaud

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Le plaisancier

Grilled fresh fish, oysters, mussels, provencal and traditional food

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La Marina

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Cafe Telline

Cooking depending of the products of the market - Homemade

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Le Manava

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Caffé Lounge

Caffé Lounge since 2004 in Port-Grimaud, a place with friendly settings, to drink and eat like in Italie! Breakfat like 'l'aperovitivo'

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La Licorne

In Port-Grimaud, traditional and seasonal dishes - recently renovated.

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Curry Box

Indian cuisine

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Le relais des coches

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Antinea plage

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Don Peppe

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Le Saint Pons

Traditional cooking and pizzas

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Bananas

Snack and beach items

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Pizza Italia

Homemade pizza according Neapolitan recipe, superior quality flour, fresh ingredients. Over 50 pizza recipes! On site, take away or delivery.

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Marina Lounge Bar and Restaurant

Refined and traditional cooking.

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La Tartane

Seasonal food, tartar, meat, fish Welcoming groups

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Rialto Pizza

Homemade pizzas prepared according to traditional recipe with fresh products - Situated along the canals of the lakeside.

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Pizza leone

Pizza Leone is a friendly pizzeria where will taste pizzas of quality.

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Le Pic Nic

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Pasta E Via

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La Marée

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Arcadie Plaisance

Motor boat and sailing boat rental. Sales of catamarans.

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Agence Mer Mediterranée

Sales, all year and seasonal rentals

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Bâteau Ecole Riviera

licence for coastal and ocean navigation, from 16 years

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Les Images de Provence

Sale of provencal tablecloths, furnishing tablecloths and souvenirs.

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Interdit de me gronder

Clothing for kids

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Taxi Olivier

Taxi service

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Automobile Prestige

Passenger transport.

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Blanc du Nil

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Davina Jauneau

Listen to your demands, desires and constraint, i make your home, a really pacefull and well-being place.

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By Matao

Shop for personnalized presents

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ABC Immobilier

Real estate agency. Sales of villas, apartments, properties in Port Grimaud and in the Gulf of St Tropez.

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The Flying Sailor

Parasailing, Water ski school, Wakesurf, Wakeboard, seminars, groups

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Le Nouveau Décoration

Decoration store

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FG Design

Interior designer

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Shoes Avenue

Shoes store

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Post office - Port Grimaud

Post office

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Caffe Lounge

Café

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Newco Yachting

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C'clean

Laundry