Beauvallon is a district of Grimaud that’s close to the beach.

Beautiful villas

The villas are not open to visitors as they are privately-owned, but anyone can admire them on a stroll around the estate. Some of the most beautiful structures are:

– The ‘Vent d’Aval’ villa, a statuesque house built in 1928 by the architect Pierre Chareau. It stands in vast gardens and its functional organisation plays with contrast. This villa is listed as a Historical Monument of regional interest and has also carried the ‘20th-century Heritage’ label since 1 March 2001.

– The golf course club-house: built in 1929 by the architect Pierre Chareau, a great furniture designer who also created all the furnishings. The deliberately graphic items, now dispersed, contributed strongly to the pleasant overall design. The cub-house is listed as a Historical Monument of regional interest and has also carried the ‘20th-century Heritage’ label since 1 March 2001.

– The ‘Seynave’ villa is a prefabricated house designed in 1961 by the architect Jean Prouvé. Beams of steel rest above metal porticoes or modules of concrete. The entire villa is covered by a pleated aluminium roof. The partitions and walls are built from alternating lightweight mahogany features and wide patio doors – this construction principle creates a bright, flexible interior that communicates well with the surroundings. This villa is listed as a Historical Monument of regional interest and has also carried the ‘20th-century Heritage’ label since 1 March 2001.

– Beauvallon chapel: This chapel was built at the same time as the Domaine de Beauvallon. In front of the chapel stands a bust of Emile Bernheim (1851-1930), the estate’s creator. It was sculpted by his sister, the artist Chana Orloff.

The golf course

The Beauvallon district also boasts a golf course which enjoys breathtaking views of the bay of Saint Tropez.

Want to practise your swing? Full details about the golf course.

© Cyril Carpentier