Saint Tropez: Sainte Maxime, Grimaud - Port Grimaud, Plan de la Tour
« The sea is a space of rigor and freedom » Victor Hugo
At the bottom of the last foothills of the Massif des Maures, between sky and sea, the Gulf of Saint Tropez and Sainte Maxime covers a vast coastline with numerous beaches.
Enjoying a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers, mild and golden winters, the area offers sunshine all throughout the year. Its proximity to the mythical village of Saint Tropez makes it a popular holiday resort for painters, poets and writers.
Sainte Maxime and Saint Tropez are located 80 kilometers from the Italian border and Nice airport, 20 kilometers from the A8 or the Saint Raphael TGV station, 70 kilometers from the airport Toulon -Hyères. Nearby are the airports of Mole Saint Tropez and Grimaud heliport.
Maritime shuttles link the port of Sainte Maxime to those of Saint Tropez, Frejus, St Raphael, Cannes and Nice.
Sainte Maxime was built in authentic provence in the south of France and is sheltered from the winds by the foothills of the Massif des Maures. This exceptional location makes it an ideal vacation spot. The mild climate and the beauty of its sites attracts many painters, poets and writers, including Paul Geraldy (1885-1983), and Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937).
Destination of choice on the French Riviera, 11 km from the Mediterranean shore, its sandy beaches, fields of Posidonia are a natural environment that everyone should strive to preserve. The diversity of its landscape, its mild climate have made it the chosen land for sun drenched cultures: olives, mimosas, umbrella pine, holm oak and cork oak, the rockrose and arbutus, so many species that adorn this natural environment.
Sainte Maxime has beaches in the center of town. The famous beaches of La Croisette and La Nartelle are located out of town.
The nearby golf course will delight all amateurs.
Beautiful properties line the coast and surrounding hills, styles rub shoulders and rejoice in their uniqueness and diversity. There are magnificent Belle Epoque mansions next to very beautiful Provencal houses or contemporary homes all rivaling over splendid breathtaking views of the horizon where sky and sea merge.
While walking, visitors can remember Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs coming St. Tropez on their Riva to spend the evening at the club 'Saint-Hilaire de la mer’.
Nestled in the heart of the Moors and on the Gulf of St Tropez, Grimaud is a charming medieval village with cobblestone pavements and flowered streets, old houses beautifully renovated with mullioned windows, doors framed with black lava or serpentine, bougainvillea flowered facades.
The village is perched on a hillside in the midst of beautiful scenery. A few kilometers lower on the seafront, you can visit the lakeside town of Port Grimaud designed by architect François Spoerry in 1966 and known as the Venice of Provence.
Plan de la Tour
Plan de la Tour is a peaceful little village surrounded by pine and oak tree forest, in the shade of plane trees, where certain sweetness of life reigns. The off center position strategically protects the tranquility of the villagers and some of the beautiful villas in the vicinity, despite the proximity to the coast and the Gulf of Saint Tropez (20 km) and all the entertainment. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis had also acquired a charming property in 2001, an authentic little hamlet spanning 15 hectares landscaped with trees and flowers - which proposes, amongst other things, its own private Provencal bistro, a superb converted chapel into a guest room and several Provençal dwellings built there are more than 200 years ago.