If you are looking to buy a property in the South of France, then consider this “little Venice” in the South of France
The “Little Venice” of the South of France, otherwise known as Port Grimaud, is located in the Gulf of Saint Tropez in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
It is positioned between Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez, around a 15-minute drive from the famous fishing village.
A unique place to nurture a Provençal lifestyle
With a charming network of canals and waterways, this is an exquisitely beautiful Provençal-style town – and the best way to explore it is by water.
It was French architect François Spoerry who started to develop the “water village” in the sixties. Overall there are 7km of canals, 12km of quays and around 2,400 houses, and every single inch of this special place is bursting beauty and charm.
The quays are lined with gardens, houses, cafes and restaurants. Boats can be moored right outside, making the village easily accessible as there is even a water bus.
Fisherman’s houses in this area are always in high demand, and this stunning, fully-renovated home (HH-12146652) is no exception, especially because it is located in the heart of this Provençal Venice.
Upstairs, the master bedroom offers a private terrace and downstairs there is a private landscaped garden as well as a covered terrace that is well positioned for al fresco dining looking out over the water and mooring. Overall the property, valued at €1,990,000, offers two private docking moorings as well as two private parking spaces.
A perfect “plage” for summer
The sandy beach, with its turquoise waters and tall palm trees at Port Grimaud, is busy and bustling in the summer. A beach that caters to the more active holidaymaker with pursuits such as paragliding, windsurfing and jet skiing, as well those with a more relaxed vacation in mind, it can suit the needs of the whole family.
Here, there are bars and cafés, where you can sit out on a terrace and look over the Mediterranean, and many shops all around, which is why this particular “plage” is considered by many to be one of the best on the Riviera.
A lively community and events calendar
Port Grimaud’s calendar is always bursting with events, especially during the summer. From “soirées musicales” (music evenings), to night markets (throughout July and August), and theatre at Grimaud castle, it’s a lively community that enjoys getting together.
The area attracts buyers looking for a permanent residence as well as those seeking a holiday home. A dream Provençal lifestyle is easy to achieve in Port Grimaud. It includes a market every Thursday and Sunday, a weekly craft market and “brocante” (flea market), and various exhibitions all around.
This attractive waterfront stone house (HH-12417093) is a good example of the type of spectacular property you can buy in Port Grimaud. A home like this is in high demand, especially at €945,000 as it is also a stone’s throw from the beach.
This property is split over three levels with the bedrooms on the top two, so they provide the best views. Outside a small shady garden awaits with a terrace, but the best aspect of this outdoor space is the 12 x 18-metre boat mooring with unobstructed views of Port Grimaud’s canals.
How to get there
Getting to Port Grimaud is easy because of its proximity to three airports: Toulon-Hyères (50 minutes away), Nice Airport (1hr 30) and Marseille airport (1hr 45). Those who prefer to could take a helicopter from Nice Airport, which decreases the travel time to 20 minutes.
If you are looking to buy a property in Port Grimaud, search Home Hunts’ online portfolio at www.home-hunts.com. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, remember that many prime properties are sold off market and call a consultant to find out about off-market opportunities on +33 (0)970 44 66 43.