If you are planning a family vacation near Saint-Tropez, you will no doubt want to have a few activities planned to keep everyone entertained. To help you in your search, here are a few suggestions of places to visit and things to see near Port Grimaud:
1. Street market of Cogolin
A five-minute walk away from the city centre, the Cogolin street market is an ideal way to spend a relaxing, leisurely day with the whole family. You can take your time to stroll through the stalls, give the older kids some spending money, let the younger ones explore, take beautiful pictures, and make wonderful memories all in one afternoon.
2. Azur Park
A five-minute drive away from Port Grimaud, this amusement park is fun for the whole family. Open every day from April to September, Azur Park has a total of 35 rides, ranging from “baby”, to “extreme”. The park also offers a mini-golf course “among prehistoric creatures” and a restaurant. With fully customisable passes wherein you pay for the rides you wish to go on, Azur Park is a sure win in everyone’s book.
3. Citadelle de Saint-Tropez
A twenty-minute drive away from Port Grimaud, this naval museum is definitely worth a visit. Offering a comprehensive history of the port of Saint-Tropez and it’s notable seamen, the Saint-Tropez Citadelle is as much a monument to the past as it is a place of learning. Though it is ideal for history buffs, the chance to explore the old buildings will delight young and old alike. And with the entry priced at 3€, there really is no reason to miss out on this outing.
4. Grimaud Castle
A ten-minute drive away from the city centre, Grimaud Castle gave our town its name. Built in the 11th century and rebuilt many times over the course of its history, the castle is now free to explore, to the delight of many. In the summer time, what is left of the ramparts is used as the backdrop to an outdoor theatre, while the terraces up in the castle ruins are used as seats. Perched atop a hill, the castle offers spectacular views of Port Grimaud and the water surrounding it. Ideal for the active family looking for an easy hike.
5. Port Grimaud Beach
A fifteen-minute walk away from the city centre, Port Grimaud Beach is the perfect place to spend the day in the sun, or to relax after a long day of sightseeing and walking around. Discover the many restaurants and delightful shops along the beach, as well as the beautiful sand and clear water. Mostly populated by romantics and families, it is the perfect place for your children to make holiday friends, and for yourself and your spouse to squeeze in a bit of French romance in a wonderful setting. If suntanning or swimming aren’t your cup of tea, there are also many boat excursions offered. These allow you to discover the area in more depth without having to worry about getting lost. Everything is taken care of, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!