Why Visit Port Grimaud?
Often referred to as the “Venice of Provence”, Port Grimaud is the delightful town in the bay of Saint Tropez inspired by the Venetian canals, and is the brain child of highly respected and influential architect François Spoerry. Some serious persuading was required before the Port Grimaud project finally grew up from the marshy reed beds as Spoerry’s plan was seen by many to be a step too far from the forward thinking architect. But since the completion of Port Grimaud I in the 1960s, such was it’s immediate success that Port Grimaud II swiftly followed and in the 1990s Port Grimaud III was completed. The latter two share the Port Grimaud Sud port entrance and the main square in Port Grimaud II and are collectively known as Port Grimaud Sud. François Spoerry lived in his beloved town until his death in 1999 and Port Grimaud is now listed as a town of international special interest and will be carefully preserved for the generations to come.