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Port Grimaud: photo description (Port Grimaud)

Grimaud and Port of Grimaud - two different settlements, though they are located next to each other in the var Department of the Provence - Alpes - côte d'azur. If the first is known for its medieval buildings, the second is a yacht Marina, also known as the "French Venice". The harbour of Port Grimaud can take more than two thousand yachts.

Port Grimaud located in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Modern Port Grimaud was built on wetlands, so he's all cut up by channels, and the role of road transport are here to do yachts and other small boats. The town is home to about two thousand people who Park them near their homes, and for guests cruising pleasure boats. In addition to the local population, in the Port Grimaud always a lot of tourists that come from nearby Saint-Tropez, he also enjoys the attention of sailors coming from different countries of the world.

The construction of this town was conducted in the 60-ies of the last century and represented a bold architectural and urban planning experiment that was undertaken to implement a Francois Spoerri. He planned to build on the site of the former hunting grounds, where he shot the ducks, the city where the sea, boats, and buildings would constitute a single complex. For the construction of the city the author of the project had three years to get permission to carry out works, and then reinforce the soil piles and granite slabs. The construction was also in the 70s, and in the 90-ies. Half a century later Port Grimaud is the place where it is prestigious to have an apartment or a summer vacation destination. Several years ago the city recognized the legacy of the twentieth century.

In the heart of Port Grimaud are not many attractions, and if you want to watch something old and special, then you can go to Saint Tropez, where there are ancient fortress and art Museum in a former chapel, and the village of Grimaud, with the ruins of the castle of the XI century and the old aqueduct.