Discover the art of living in Port Grimaud, a paradise between land and sea
More than just a place to live or vacation, Port Grimaud is also a true art of living!
A lake town dating from the 20th century nicknamed the little Venice of Provence, Port Grimaud is a remarkable point not to be missed in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. With its colourful houses as if simply set on the water's edge and its narrow streets where modernity blends harmoniously with authenticity, Port Grimaud displays an unprecedented and inimitable charm recognised throughout the world.
Unique in its kind, this lakeside town is attracting more and more people every year, whether they are holidaymakers passing through or people wishing to buy an exceptional property in the region. A real success which is not only due to the natural beauty of these places but also to the art of living so particular of Port Grimaud.
Walking along the canals, taking the boat to get around from home, enjoying the peace and serenity of the lake city: these are all privileges that few places in the world can offer.
Attached to the commune of Grimaud, Port Grimaud offers the luxury of living differently, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and the surrounding stress. The little Venice of the Var therefore leaves a lot of room for nature and enjoys a gentle way of life unheard of on the Côte d'Azur.
A special art of living to be discovered without delay for your next rental stays on the Mediterranean coast or your real estate purchase projects for primary or secondary residences in the South of France.
Follow the guide: an expert real estate agency based in Port-Grimaud in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Logi-Service tells you all about the art of living in this unique lakeside town.
Traffic by boat or bike
Rare car-free village in France, Port Grimaud advocates a simple lifestyle where travelling is more ecological and quiet.
While it is possible on control at the entrance to access the village's alleys by car when you own a property in the lakeside town, the privileged modes of transport in the heart of the Provencal village of Port Grimaud are mainly by boat and bicycle.
And for good reason: the peace and quiet of the place is very important and is part of the DNA of this exceptional place on the French Riviera.
The accommodation in Port Grimaud therefore encourages boat traffic in particular and indeed very often has a mooring ring sold or rented with the property. This allows yachting enthusiasts to find an ideal place to enjoy this privileged location in the South of France.
What could be more pleasant than taking to the sea to get around the Gulf of Saint-Tropez!
Thanks to Port Grimaud's ideal location on the Mediterranean, easily set off to discover the sublime Pampelonne beach in Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez, the wine estates of Gassin or the Beauvallon Golf course in Sainte-Maxime. Aboard a boat, you can easily move around the most beautiful places in the region on a daily basis.
Small electric boats can also be rented by the day to cruise the canals of the Var's Venise Provençale.
For the more earthbound, bicycles are also very much part of the village's lifestyle. This ecological mode of transport makes it possible to connect all the shops and essential points of life in the town for eco-responsible and discreet traffic at all times.
Focus on Provencal gastronomy
Eating well is part of French culture. In fact, gastronomy is an art of living in its own right that is cultivated throughout the country.
In this respect, Port Grimaud is no exception to the rule! Fresh and typical dishes from here or from Italy, the Venice of the Var is full of good addresses where you can enjoy home-made dishes. Among the businesses present in the village, many restaurants and food establishments have set up shop to offer an optimal variety of food.
You can therefore enjoy delicious shellfish and fresh fish caught on the day, a bouillabaisse, vegetables from the sun with olive oil or even taste an Italian-style ice cream while strolling along the canals. In short, gastronomy is well and truly at the heart of the art of living in Port Grimaud.
This vast culinary offer moreover allows you to discover or rediscover Mediterranean flavours.
And to accompany these typical dishes of the region, also opt for wines from the hillsides of the Gulf of Saint Tropez. In particular, the wines produced by the vineyards of Gassin, Grimaud and Saint-Tropez will seduce you with their refined aromas perfumed with the sun of Provence.
At Port Grimaud, the art of the table thus fully integrates the art of living on a daily basis to satisfy the demands of the finest gourmets.
A peaceful life in a small Mediterranean village
Small villages around the Mediterranean have been popular for many years with the French and foreigners alike. It has to be said that the Provençal way of life seduces more and more people in search of peace and quiet far from the stress of big cities.
In the lakeside town of Port Grimaud, the art of living is marked by the DNA of Provencal villages.
While modernity can be found in many of the amenities necessary for comfortable living, the authentic aspect of the village has otherwise been preserved to create this privileged environment typical of the South of France. The houses all wear pretty pastel colours in the tones frequently encountered in Provence (beige, pink, yellow, green, lavender blue...) and the simple, uncluttered architecture of each dwelling is reminiscent of that of many pretty little villages in Provence.
Small exterior terraces or small gardens facing the sea, meanwhile, allow you to enjoy the generous sunshine in this commune where the sunshine rate is one of the highest in France.
Built by French architect François Spoerry, the lakeside town of Port Grimaud thus takes up the codes of the Italian Dolce Vita by combining it with the traditions of Provencal villages. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi moreover stands as a symbol of this characteristic art of living in Provence.
From the top of the church tower, it is possible to have an exceptional panorama over the whole bay and the whole village, which then reveals its identity as an outstanding living and holiday setting.
Various events in the area all year round
Living in Port Grimaud also means taking advantage of all the events on offer in and around the area!
Thanks to its proximity to dynamic towns such as Saint-Tropez, Gassin and Sainte-Maxime, the village of Port Grimaud enjoys a great cultural wealth throughout the year. Cultural and traditional events are numerous in the region and offer a variety of entertainment.
The multi-secular tradition of the Bravade de Saint-Tropez attracts thousands of people, for example. Celebrating the loyalty of the Tropezians to their patron saint, the Bravades are celebrated every year for three days from 16 to 18 May and feature, in particular, the glorious military past of the Tropezians.
Another traditional festival celebrated every year in Grimaud, the Escandihado which offers lively performances as well as a convivial party based on the region's dress, dances and customs.
The village on the water of Port Grimaud also frequently offers summer markets every Thursday and Sunday to liven up the centre!
And because yachting is also the beating heart of Mediterranean life, events in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez also take place on the water.
Nautical level, les Voiles de Saint-Tropez are notably a key moment in the diary of the Var sailing enthusiasts. This event organised by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez brings together every year for several days the most beautiful classic and modern boats from all over the world for an unprecedented regatta.
As you will have understood, the art of living in Port Grimaud is also, and above all, real moments of sharing around common values and ancient traditions that are still relevant today.
Comfortably set between land and sea, Port Grimaud offers an idyllic setting for daily life in a rare setting of nature and simplicity. This is why the accommodation is highly sought after both for seasonal rental and for secondary or main residences.
Do you have plans to move to the French Riviera? Are you looking for a place to live in the Var? Our Logi-Service agency in Port Grimaud will accompany you in your search and help you find the rare pearl in Provence.
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