Buying or selling a house in Port Grimaud : expert advice

Boutemy Real Estate has been operating in Port Grimaud for 18 years. Although the real estate market and the city is not immune to French and international economic fluctuations, one thing is certain : the market has been very active since the beginning of 2016.

Mortgage rates are lower than ever : now is the time to buy your house

It’s a historical event : mortgage rates are at an all-time low. In October 2016, buyers with a very good profile have seen rates of 1.60% for 20 year mortgages. It is a great windfall that many owners have benefitted from.

It’s true that we have recorded a net transaction increase since the beginning of the year at the agency . An interesting thing to take into account is that lower mortgage rates haven’t resulted in higher property prices in Port Grimaud until now.

The deputy director general for trading in real estate taxes Cafpi, Philippe Taboret, said: « Investors are attracted by good financial conditions in brick and mortar and its performance and stability gives value when compared with other investments. »

This investment in fact presents 2 major advantages : the opportunity for young people to build wealth and and for the older counterparts to accumulate funds.

It is now, as the lakeside city just celebrated its 50 year anniversary, that one should invest in Port Grimaud.

The type of houses that you can buy

In Port Grimaud, the various types of houses that we can offer you all bear the names of sweet Provence.

Here, we are not talking about villas, but fisherman’s houses for example. But be assured, we will introduce you to the local specialities, because if you imagine that a fisherman’s house is a modest cottage, it is nothing like it.

We therefore encourage you to read the article that we have dedicated to the different types of Port Grimaud housing.
This will help you learn more these beautiful houses and villas that we call Balandrines (60 to 69 m
2), Hunières (61 to 65 m2), Cassines (70 to 75 m2), Ostales (75 to 82 m2), fishing houses (77 to 97 m2), Portales (90 to 99 m2), Borderives (99 to 103 m2).

(Note : these sizes are estimates only as we have seen slight variations in reality).

A Cassine with mooring for sale at Boutemy Real Estate agency. 

François Spoerry was a genius: he had a dream to create a lovely provencal village where all the houses appear unique while they have been built from around a dozen different plans only.

A house with mooring ?

house with mooring

While Port Grimaud attracts many holiday makers who love returning to the luxury of the Côte d’Azur and the charm of Provence, it was built, above all for lovers of the sea. In fact, François Spoerry, its founding architect that we have mentioned above would had dreamed of being a fisherman and realized his dream here : he built a village that allows the residents to moor their boats directly in front of their homes. And this privilege is not reserved only to the elite few as out of around 2,500 properties, there are close to 2,000 mooring berths, some at the port, and others situated right in front of the owners’ houses.

So, when you want to buy a house in Port Grimaud, one of the first questions to ask is  » Do you have a boat or will you be renting one for the holidays? If so, “what size mooring do you need ? » And it is according to these criteria that you can refine your choice of house that you wish to buy. This is why we give you the option to filter houses according to the size of their mooring (> 14 meters, from 14 to 18 meters and > 18 meters) on our real estate website, .


Marion, agency director

To organize a visit of a house advertised on our site or to meet with one of our agents in order to let them know your requirements and search criteria, we encourage you to make contact with Marion, the agency manager, or Gilles, the sales manager.

We would love to hear from you and help you fulfill your real estate project.

To do so, you can call us on 04 94 56 56 58 or meet with us at the agency which is located at 32 place des Artisans in Port Grimaud.