Hotel in Port Grimaud close to the beach

Entirely private waterside town connected by canals and bridges, Port Grimaud has more than a passing resemblance to Venice.


Discover Port Grimaud: the Little Venice of Provence

Located in the Gulf of St. Tropez, this seaside resort has watersports and pedestrian activities on offer all year long. With the guarantee of a wonderful climate and a very high rate of sunshine, your holiday at the Suffren Hôtel invites you to take full advantage of the nearby harbour and beaches. In this region seeped in cultural and historical heritage, you’ll also benefit from a wide range of activities to enjoy among couples, families or friends.
From Ste. Maxime and Le Rayol-Canadel to Le Plan de la Tour, La Garde-Freinet, Grimaud, St. Tropez, Cogolin, Gassin, Ramatuelle, La Croix-Valmer, La Mole and Cavalaire, the Gulf of St. Tropez is bursting with charming and authentic little villages.

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Gulf of St. Tropez and Pampelonne beach

With breathtaking landscapes and lush countryside, the gulf of St. Tropez offers a broad range of services and activities. This tourist region has a developed a rich offering of the very best discoveries to be made in the Mediterranean basin.

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To enjoy the lovely climate to the full, we also recommend the very beautiful Pampelonne beach, a fine sandy expanse stretching for over 4.5 kilometres.

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Nearby nature and leisure activities

Discover the array of sporting activities on offer all less than three kilometres away: sailing, canoes, kayaks, catamarans, wakeboarding, water-skiing, sea scooters, scuba diving for all, boat trips, horse-riding, tennis, go-carting and cycling.

Take advantage of one of the many nearby 18-hole golf courses. Some have a wonderful view over the sea from the fairway. For your convenience, we have negotiated preferential rates at the Ste. Maxime, St. Endréol and Roquebrune-sur-Argens golf courses.

Famous for its chestnut groves, the Massif des Maures is one of the wildest and oldest wooded hinterlands in Provence. You’ll find a wealth of flora and fauna characteristic of the western Mediterranean on your hikes through the landscape.

Other natural wonders include: the three capes, Lardier, Taillat and Camarat running from west to east, which together form a group of remarkable natural phenomena. Cliffs, creeks, caves and little beaches sheltered by rocks, dissect the coastal zone and play host to a particularly lush natural environment.

The Mediterranean Gardens of Le Rayol-Canadel harbour a rich concentration of what nature does best. The Domaine du Rayol invites you to discover landscapes inspired by all regions of the world: Mediterranean basin, Canaries, California, Australia, South Africa, Chile…

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Visit to Port Grimaud’s canals

The excursion boats, operating on solar-powered electric traction, take you through the canals and old town of Port Grimaud.


Excursion boats

For greater freedom, you’ll be able to hire out little electric watercraft without a licence and navigate your own way through the canals.


Port Grimaud beaches

After your many sightseeing and sporting activities, it’s time for lazing around and relaxing. The fine sandy beach at Port Grimaud extends for hundreds of meters and overlooks the town of St. Tropez. The view is quite unique and stunning.

To round off your day, there are many beach restaurants to satisfy your hunger and offer diners deckchairs and parasols.

Just a stone’s throw away, the wonderful Pampelonne and Ste. Maxime beaches are also worth a visit.


Watersports activities

From the watersports base at Port Grimaud, you’ll be able to practice jet-skiing (organised circuits, or free style), water-skiing, tubing or sailing. And for those who want a loftier view of life, you can also discover the Gulf of St. Tropez from a parasail.

Why not also hire out your own boat, with or without skipper. It’s a unique and special way to discover the Gulf of St. Tropez. Experience new thrills and emotions here in the water, just a stone’s throw from the Hôtel le Suffren.