In the 11th century, Grimaud, situated on a peak overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, experienced a period of expansion. Indeed, the town embodies a strategic point since it allows, by its height and thanks to the castle dominating the Gulf of Grimaud, to watch over the mountain. This period, with the construction of the Chapel Saint-Pierre, the Chapel Notre Dame de Queste, the Chapel Saint-Pons and the first church of Saint-Michel, was also favourable to the birth of religious buildings.[+]
It was only between the 12th and 13th centuries that the current and oldest church, the church of Saint-Michel, was built.
In the 14th century, the town of Grimaud was the largest town in Freinet. However, between the crisis of succession, the plague and banditry, part of the population finally disappeared. So the inhabitants of the village gather in the heights, at the top of the castle hill and build, to protect themselves, the current rampart.
In modern times, and more precisely, in the 16th century, the town was supplied with water thanks to a gravitational system in the hill. It was only in the 17th century, with the construction of the Saint-Roch mill as well as three other windmills and nine other water mills, that the town obtained its food independence.
In the 19th century, through the cork oak forests, comes the rise of the cork factories, the development of the culture of the vine but also of the olive trees and the sericulture.
The assets of the commune of Grimaud
Grimaud is a town rich in beaches, natural areas, monuments, cultural places and events and gastronomy.
The beaches of Grimaud
The town’s beaches, of unparalleled beauty, are very beautiful and some of them are difficult to access. This makes them all the more "unique and exclusive". The most famous of all, that of Port-Grimaud, gives access to a superb view of Saint-Tropez. Then there is the Vieux Moulin beach, so hidden and hard to access that you can only walk or cycle to get there. A real advantage for locals who can keep these places "secret". Other more accessible beaches, such as those of Guerrevieille, offer less tranquility, but are still sumptuous, pleasant and friendly beaches. Further on, on the edge of Sainte-Maxime, is the small beach of Les Cigales where it is possible to enjoy many water sports.
The natural areas of Grimaud
This charming commune offers the possibility of beautiful walks in the heart of a wilderness environment with Mediterranean scents. The Calade path or the Castellane path allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of this sublime nature, full of cork and pine trees.
Also, the land of Grimaud is ideal for the cultivation of vines and welcomes many visitors in search of discovery. Indeed, these tourists take real pleasure in observing the wine-making process of the region and in exchanging with its winegrowers, who are more than passionate about their profession.
The monuments of Grimaud
As a village marked by the medieval period, Grimaud has many monuments such as its medieval castle offering a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the Fairy Bridge once used as an aqueduct, historic religious buildings such as the chapel of the penitents or the church of Saint-Michel with a beautiful view of the Port-Grimaud or the Saint-Roch Mill in a very good summer.
Also, the city embodies one of the pioneers of the country's seaside resorts and still today offers traditional fishermen's houses in many colours but also sumptuous villas from the 19th and 20th centuries. Indeed, this sublime city represents a real architectural jewel inspiring fascination.
Cultural places and events
In the heart of an old oil mill and a former cork factory, the heritage museum informs its visitors about the local culture and the activities carried out in the past.
With a strong cultural focus, the town offers many events such as the painters and sculptors' fair in April or the world music festival "Les Grimaldines" in summer.
Gastronomy in Grimaud
Like some other towns in the surrounding area, Grimaud has many specialities with the power to satisfy the taste buds of its visitors. Bouillabaisse, anchoïade, artichoke à la barigoule, daube provençale, nougat, cachaille and panisse are all flavours specific to the town of Grimaud.
Buy a villa or properties in Grimaud with Magrey and Sons
In the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the commune of Grimaud is home to superb properties for lovers of nature, the sea, and peaceful surroundings in the immediate vicinity of the village of Saint-Tropez. The real estate market is very dynamic there, because of the services offered by the properties, the exceptional panoramic sea views that their location offers, and the measured prices.
The Magrey & Sons agency offers the most beautiful villas in the Commune, with residential addresses such as Domaine de Beauvallon-Bartole, Domaine de Beauvallon, Domaine du Parc de la Reine Astrid or Domaine des Mas de Guerrevieille. The waterfront is lined with magnificent waterfront villas, the lakeside town of Port-Grimaud is home to charming fishermen's houses, and the medieval village of Grimaud is surrounded by large character properties: so many other addresses where the Magrey & Sons agency specializes.
Whether you are looking for a property with a superb view of the sea and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, whether you are looking for a contemporary property or a charming property, whether you want to enjoy the Golf of Beauvallon, the Magrey & Sons agency will be happy to welcome you and open the doors of the most prestigious properties.