Port Grimaud is a perfect romantic destination for a weekend getaway to relax and explore the beauty of the French Riviera.
Here are five ideas for a weekend for two in our lakeside city:
1. A boat ride
Port Grimaud has canals running through it (hence its nickname « Provençal Venice »), making it an ideal place for a romantic boat ride. From April to late October, rent an electric boat for 30 to 60 minutes (€30 for 30 minutes) and cruise along the picturesque canals of Port Grimaud.
If you prefer luxury and exclusivity, you can also rent a private boat for two. You may contact Europe Boat on our behalf. We’ve been recommending their services for years.
There’s nothing more romantic than relaxing on a boat with your loved one, admiring the scenery, and savoring a glass of wine.
2. A Romantic dinner
There are many romantic restaurants in Grimaud where you can enjoy fresh seafood and other local specialties while taking in the waterfront view. For a refined dinner, try La Table du Mareyeur, a high-end seafood restaurant with breathtaking views of the harbor. We also recommend La Table des Oliviers for tasting local dishes in a romantic and friendly atmosphere. The gourmet restaurant Les Santons offers a warm and intimate atmosphere.
3. A day at the beach
Port Grimaud has beautiful sandy beaches where you can relax, sunbathe, and enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea. The most popular beaches in the area are the Port Grimaud Sud beach and the Cigales beach.
Go for a swim, take a romantic stroll on the beach at sunset, or simply set up a picnic on the sand. You can also explore the surrounding beaches, such as the iconic Pampelonne beach, accessible by car or bus.
4. Discover Saint-Tropez
Port Grimaud is located just a few kilometers from Saint-Tropez, a village famous for its luxury shops, gourmet restaurants, and lively nightlife. You can spend a day exploring the cobbled streets of the old town, visiting the famous Provençal market, or admiring the yachts in the port. If you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Saint-Tropez, take a trip to the famous Nikki Beach club or have a drink at Sénéquier, an iconic café located on the port. We highly recommend you try their nougat and Tarte Tropézienne.
5. A romantic picnic
For a quiet day with your loved one, you can prepare a romantic picnic and enjoy it on the banks of the canal, taking in the view of the colorful houses of Port Grimaud.
Don’t forget to buy delicious local products at the Port Grimaud market. They are of high quality (Port Grimaud markets are not « tourist traps ») and are an excellent way to discover the specialties of the region. You can also get local wine to accompany your romantic picnic.
In summary, Port Grimaud is an ideal romantic destination for a weekend getaway. Whether you prefer to relax on the beach, explore the picturesque canals, or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants in the city, you will find plenty of activities to delight your partner.
Thanks to its proximity to Saint-Tropez, you can also explore this iconic village on the French Riviera and enjoy its lively nightlife.