The medieval village of Grimaud and the seaside resort Port Grimaud can't actually be seen separately, however they do have very different characters. They are both located in the department of Var, in between Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez. The history of the village Grimaud can be traced back to the Roman times, which can still be seen in the narrow streets, small squares and antique houses. The village is overlooking the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, with as main image the ruines of an 11th century chateau at the top, of which the walls are still intact, offering a wonderful view of both the inland and the bay of Saint-Tropez. Grimaud is also known for the annual Grimaldines festival, dedicated to the Grimaldi family, who rule Monaco. Something that must be visited when staying in Grimaud is the historic centre with a 12th century church and a street of little restaurants and cafes. The old mill located just outside of the village, close to the cemetery is also worthy of visiting, offering a great view of the hills. Port Grimaud was realized by the architect François Spoerry in 1996 and nowadays it possesses 15 kilometres of quays. Port Grimaud is characterized by colourful Provençal houses and is also known as the Venice of the France, due to a network of channels. If offers plenty of little shops and on Sunday a traditional market takes place. Of course you can also spend a day at the beach or do some water sports like water- and jet skiing. In order to reach Grimaud and Port Grimaud, you can either fly to Toulon or Nice and from there drive to these villages.