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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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St Tropez et Port Grimaud, Day Trip from Monaco Small-Group
St Tropez et Port Grimaud, Day Trip from Monaco Small-Group
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$166.82 per adult
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Had a wonderful day, only me and my...
Had a wonderful day, only me and my husband on the trip and we has 2 wonderful tour guides. Viator has never let us down and we have always had excellent service from them.
Elizabeth E, May 2014

Recent reviews from experiences in Cannes

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French Riviera Trip
Adventurer813535, 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.
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Lotsa yachts...
jinglesb17, 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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For a hour and half drive away...
giuseppe c, Aug 2017
Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
For a hour and half drive away from Nice central was well worth the trip to St Tropez, stopped off on the way at Port Grimaud very similar to how Venice looks. Fantastic sights and lots of shopping outlets. Driver was very informative would highly recommend the trip to anybody.
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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.
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Our tour was just amazing! Our...
Kristie B, Jun 2017
St Tropez et Port Grimaud, Day Trip from Monaco Small-Group
Our tour was just amazing! Our driver was super friendly, knowledgeable and very polite. He kept us informed through the entire trip about wineries, remarkable places, and pointed us at things we would probably have missed. We will for sure take this tour again next year when we are back! Thank you very much for making this such an amazing trip!!!!
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This tour was excellent, our guide...
Farah U, Jun 2013
St Tropez et Port Grimaud, Day Trip from Monaco Small-Group
This tour was excellent, our guide Morgan was good and I would recommend it to anyone!
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An excellent tour
Rebecca R, Jul 2019
Saint-Tropez & Port Grimaud Day Trip with Optional Boat Cruise from Nice
Our tour guide was Coco, he was excellent, we could not have asked for a better tour guide. He even added something to the tour, which was a visit at a winery to have a wine tasting. It was a great day. It was my adult daughter and myself. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Viator, you need to add another category in terms of "what sort of visit was this:", as none of your options matched my situation.
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Amazing!
Heather B, Sep 2018
Saint-Tropez & Port Grimaud Day Trip with Optional Boat Cruise from Nice
If you’re in the Nice area for a few days and have a chance to take a day tour - definitely do this one! Well worth it and you see so many things. Highly recommend adding the boat tour so you see St. Tropez from another view. Trust me, it’s gorgeous.

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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