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Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud, France

The Basics

Port Grimaud is a unique place, arranged over four islands surrounded by canals and connected by bridges—hence it being known as the Venice of Provence. The whole village was designed and built in the 1960s on former marshland west of the glamorous town of St. Tropez. The majority of homes are simple in structure and resemble the traditional fisherman’s cottages of the area.

The virtually traffic-free village attracted controversy for being a “fake” version of a Provencal town when it was first built, but now it’s a popular destination for both homeowners and visitors. The modernist church dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, with stained glass by Victor Vasarely, is on most people’s must-do list, as is a boat trip along the canals to see the many different watercraft—every house in town has its own private mooring.

For many travelers, Port Grimaud—often as part of a small-group or private guided tour out of Nice, Cannes, Monaco, or St. Tropez—is a highlight of their Provence visit.

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Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
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Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
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It was a nice day trip. 2.5-3hrs in st tropez is more than enough as the town is quite small. Port Grimauf was cute.
DenisaGabriela_U, Jun. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cannes

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Awesome day trip from Nice!
Jason_M, Jul. 2022
Saint-Tropez, Port Grimaud & Golden Coast Small group full-day Tour
The trip was terrific. The boat front Sainte Maxime was an added plus. We spent just enough time in each town. For me the highlight in St. Tropez was the museum and the small artisanal shops. Port Grimaud was a treat. The canals were fun to tour and the town is really charming. Our guide was amazing. He had lots of interesting g information about each town. He was super friendly and all around great guide.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Fulya_L, Aug. 2022
Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Private guided Tour
Gerard was our driver , such a pleasure to have him . He was very accommodating, kind and helpful. Tour itself is really very nice , Definitely would pick this company again .
star-5
Enjoyable 😉
Edwin_U, Jul. 2022
Saint-Tropez & Port Grimaud Day Trip with Optional Boat Cruise from Nice
We loved this tour, nice group and our guide Sonrisa was very nice and took care of us well. The places are incredible and the shopping was a nice experience
star-5
Fantastic tour
stephanie_c, May 2022
St Tropez et Port Grimaud, Day Trip from Monaco Small-Group
Great tour from Monaco to St. Tropez! Well worth the money and fantastic views and scenery on the ride through Nice and the French countryside!
star-5
Wonderful tour
Debora_C, Apr. 2022
Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
Our guide, Zara, was excellent! We enjoyed our tourist trip and strongly recommend this tour with her.
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French Riviera Trip
Anthony_D, Oct. 2019
Saint-Tropez & Port Grimaud Day Trip with Optional Boat Cruise from Nice
Enjoyable day visiting beautiful St Tropez. Port Grimaud not so worthwhile. Be prepared for a good part of the trip to be spent driving to/from. Francis Xavier was excellent as our guide.
star-5
Gorgeus day with and incredible driver
tundibabacska, Nov. 2019
Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
We get more than expected. Zara was a perfect tour guide. She told us everything about the region and the cooperation between us was brilliant.
star-5
Lotsa yachts...
DomandRose_T, Aug. 2019
Saint-Tropez & Port Grimaud Day Trip with Optional Boat Cruise from Nice
Traveling to St Tropez and the small port town of Grimaud was a fun day. St. Tropez was interesting but very touristy. We purchased paintings on the dock area there, probably overpaid but the memory is worth it. Had lunch in Port Grimaud on the canal and it was charming. I also recommend the short boat tour for the extra few bucks in St Tropez...see it from the bay....enjoy!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The town hosts a weekly produce market on Thursday mornings and a flea market on Sunday mornings. On Mondays during high summer, the town also holds a popular night market.

  • You’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafés here.

  • Get a unique perspective on the homes in Port Grimaud with a boat trip along the canals.

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How to Get There

Port Grimaud lies along the Côte d’Azur, 7 miles (12 kilometers) southwest of St. Tropez. The closest airport is in Nice, 55 miles (88 kilometers) away. Cars are not permitted inside the town and must park on the outskirts. You can use local water buses to get around town, or explore with a guided tour.

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When to Get There

Port Grimaud is lovely year-round, although it’s busiest during the summer months. Opening times differ for the different stores, cafés, and restaurants in town.

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Stroll the Streets in St. Tropez

Known the world over as a favorite vacation spot for the rich and famous, the French Riviera town of St. Tropez has everything you could want for a day on the Côte d’Azur—gleaming white superyachts, very chic boutiques, stylish beach clubs, and bistros offering glasses of ice-cold rosé with stunning Mediterranean views.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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