A Stunning Location On The French Riviera
Navigating the stunningly beautiful French Riviera, there is no shortage of dreamy ports that are less well-known and off the average itinerary. While the crowds amass in Cannes or St Tropez, calmer travellers tender toward the French Riviera’s best-kept secrets.
A captivating contrast to the usual glitz and glamour on a luxurious French Riviera yacht charter, Port Grimaud is a water-based village, accessible only by boat or by foot. Designed by famous French architect Francois Spoerry in 1966, it’s a quaint town, coloured in dusky pinks, terracottas and creams, with “streets” connected by Venetian-style bridges across its waterways.
With a boat charter of Port Grimaud, you have greater access to the village than most, able to glance at the charming streets as you sail toward the port’s main attractions.
Must-do Activities While Yacht Chartering In Port Grimaud
Port Grimaud is most famous for its architecture. Built on canals, it is entirely unique in the region. So inaccessible to most, a Port Grimaud yacht charter holds special appeal to the lucky few able to traverse its waterways.
Tender Through The Town
Naturally, the exploration of such a curious canal-based village is done best onboard your boat charter.
Take in the colourful pastel houses and marvel at the vision that architect, Francois Spoerry, had for this seaside village. You may even catch sight of Joan Collins, who has a property here
Drop Anchor And Dip Your Toes
The sea-facing region of Grimaud may be small, but it still boasts beautiful beaches with soft sand and gorgeous azure waters.
Plage de Grimaud is a bustling beach with pretty views back to the village, as it’s right by the port, with bars and restaurants all around. Quieter spots are a little further away from the port, accessed easiest with a luxury charter of Port Grimaud. Visit the relaxing shores of Plage de Guerrevieille and the lighthouse of Plage des Cigales.
View The Maze From The Canals
Although the outside of the Church of Saint-Francis of Assisi (Église Saint-François-d’Assise) in Port Grimaud does not look to be anything spectacular by historical European architecture standards, it does offer something quite special to those in the know.
Climbing the steps in the tower of this church, visitors are rewarded with incredible views of this picturesque port, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and views well into inland Grimaud.
Follow Show Jumping’s Biggest Stars
One of Grimaud’s biggest annual attractions is the Hubside Jumping event. Each year it’s held in April and May, hosting the biggest names in equestrian show jumping, including world champions and Olympic gold medallists.
As a result of the facilities for this event, Grimaud is also known for education centres and academies where visitors can learn about the sport, pet horses and ride.
What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In Port Grimaud With Ahoy Club
Destinations like Port Grimaud are not on your average French Riviera yacht charter itinerary. But we don’t favour the average. Ahoy Club is the leading online platform for booking yacht charters around the world. We combine the best technology with irreplaceable expert insider knowledge to craft luxury yacht charter itineraries to meet the broadest of desires.
Through online innovation, our experience builder tool helps you narrow down from more than 4000 available boat charters. Answering a series of questions, Ahoy Club’s platform quickly learns which yachts meet your unique needs. Once identified, booking is made in just a few clicks online, and the finer details can be built with hands-on advice.
All bookings come with a personal Customer Experience Manager who acts as the liaison between you and your captain. And your advisor on what to do in the region. Customer Experience Managers are experts in the region, able to work with you to learn your interests and suggest the perfect itinerary to make an unforgettable experience.