Château de Grimaud
Château de Grimaud
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Tom L
Dessel, Belgium100 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The castle is very well preserved, as well as the village below it. It offers a great view over the valley until the sea. Grimaud is worth a day's visit. You will find something new behind every corner.
Written August 25, 2019
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Many thanks for your visit and your kind words about the Castle and the village. Hope to see you soon ! Marion - Grimaud Tourisme
Written August 27, 2019
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ZZTOP
3 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I was visiting some friends in La Garde Freinet, a medieval village in the midst of the Massif des Maures near St Tropez and literally stumbled upon an 11th century castle called Chateau de Grimaud. Being a history buff myself, I went for it and hiked up a rather steep incline and explored the remains of the castle. At the summit I was able to see the remnants of the castle, as well as the surrounding plains of the magnificent French countryside and visualized what it might have felt like when the castle was fully operational and fortified centuries ago. A fantastic experience
Written July 3, 2019
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chowsays
Sainte-Maxime, France184 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
It is a very old fort with nothing much to admire apart the hill top view of nearby villages...the place is pretty neat and tidy with a small picnic place...and old windmill and a cemetry nearby are worth giving a look...
There are a few bars and restaurants near by...
Written January 16, 2019
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Thank your for your feedback abour your visit. We hope you liked the view from the castle ! See you ! Grimaud Tourisme
Written February 12, 2019
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Richard A
York, UK83 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Situated at the top of Old Grimaud about 4 km from the port it looks like a fortified hill top village, and I suppose it was at one time. Parking around the back of the village is free, a bonus, as is the castle. It is only when you get up close that you find it has been renovated into what looks and feels like a Victorian folly. Some of the stone work is brand new and there are more up lighters than a Barrat show house. Disappointingly for me there is no information whatsoever. I found it very hard to visualise what the castle would have looked like. That said, it was free, as is the view from the top over Port Grimaud and St Tropez beyond. The village itself is beautiful, there is a market on a Thursday and I have recommended a restaurant for lunch.
Written July 23, 2015
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Office de Touri... G
Hello, we read your comment and we'd like to add a thing about the Castle. During all the years and the different wars, we lost every single information or drawing about the Castle. So actually we really don't know how it was when it was built ! A few year ago, the Castle totally was in ruins and rocks were close to fall, we had to do some work to keep it. The workers did the best as they could to preserve the Castle and his aspect. We thank you for your comment and we note that you would have liked more information on site. Have a good day !
Written October 28, 2015
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junketjotters
Hawaii98 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
For those on a Mediterranean cruise who have already experienced the beauty of St. Tropez (and wish to avoid the lure of shopping) and who are looking for a nearby day excursion, the medieval village of Grimaud beckons! Taxis are difficult to find, leaving the bus as the most viable option; the direct bus to the village is the best bet. The bus station is just a short walk from the cruise port pier. Simply walk through the parking lot to the street, cross the street and turn right, and it’s about a block up the street (you can see the bus parking lot at the end of the building). From April 5 to July 4 catch the 11:40am bus 7701 (more like a large mini-van) from St. Tropez to Grimaud village, arriving at 12:10pm, a quick 30 minutes. Cost is 3 euro each way. You will want to get off at the 4th stop (the 3rd stop is Grimaud Rond Point de la Coopérative…do not disembark the bus here or you have a 5 kilometer walk to the village on the hill!) As you get off the bus, go up the steps right above the bus stop, or take the elevator nearby to the right of the stairs in the far corner of the little plaza. Stroll up Rue Migraniers, and take any of the small alleys leading up to the chateau at the top of the hill. The vista is spectacular from these castle ruins with its landscape snapshot of the surrounding area, dotted with quaint, red-roof tiled homes… and off in the distance, you will have a wonderful view of the cruise ships anchored in port. There are many sidewalk cafés in Grimaud village in which to enjoy a café au lait after meandering down the many bougainvillea’d, cobblestone streets. All can be seen in 1 to 1 ½ hours. The returning bus, also 7701, is at 1:55 pm, departing from the bus stop across the street from the stairs, bringing you back to St. Tropez at 2:45pm.
The backup plan (yes, cruisers who like to tour independently always need a backup plan!) returning to St. Tropez is to take bus 7702 at 1:55pm or 3:20pm for the 5 minute ride from Grimauld village to Port Grimauld, then taking bus 7601 to St. Tropez at 2:45pm (arr. 3:05pm) or 4:05pm (arr. 4:25pm).
If you have a longer stretch of time in port, there are other departure times, which become more frequent during the summer season in July and August.
FYI, the Office de Tourisme is a 10-minute or so walk from the port in St. Tropez, walking to the left. A caveat: they did not tell us that there was a direct bus to the village and only gave us the schedule to Grimaud Port… we found out we could have taken a direct bus to the village from St. Tropez only after arriving in Grimaud Port and inquiring at the Office de Tourisme there; we caught the direct bus on our return. Armed with the information you now have, you can gather all of the requisite bus schedules you need at the tourist office. Know that visiting Grimaud village is very doable, and a very worthwhile place to go!
Written June 19, 2014
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NormandInLondon
London, UK918 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Evocative and untouristy ruins. Grimaud village itself is very charming with sweeping vistas of the Golfe De Saint tropez from its small, bougainvillea-draped alleyways. Full of charm
Written October 29, 2023
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Thank you for visiting Grimaud !
Written November 2, 2023
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David B
West Wickham, UK79 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Small castle that looks out over Grimaud and towards the coast. View is the best bit. Take care in the Grimaud multi-storey as it is for small cars really by the tight turns!
Written May 26, 2023
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Thank you for your comment and the visit of our village & castle :)
Written June 7, 2023
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Donna K
Waukesha, WI457 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wear some good shoes and enjoy the climb. These are wonderfully preserved ruins. Once you reach the top, you have magnificent views of the hills, valleys and Bay of Tropez.
Written October 20, 2019
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Mark L
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Enjoyed the walk up here at early morning & late afternoon. From the top streets of Grimaud it’s like several flights of stairs up to the ruins. Worth the climb! Craggy medieval vestiges bathed in that razor sharp Provençal light. Picturesque views of wooded slopes beyond the cemetery & old stone moulin. Long views down to the Mediterranean by Saint Tropez. A lovely part of a delightful explore of this charming village.
Written October 5, 2019
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jenbieser
Heidelberg, Germany6 contributions
Sep 2018
There are some very good restaurants below but make sure you have a reservation. We had a lovely stroll through this Chateau during the evening and caught some terrific views and made some beautiful photographs. Well worth an evening trip.
Written August 21, 2019
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By day or by night, the castle and the village worth a visit and we're glad you enjoyed it ! See you soon Marion - Grimaud Tourisme
Written August 27, 2019
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