3. Guided tour, Saint Tropez Grimaud medieval village ful day
Start your tour by following in the footsteps of international celebrities, who have made this small village an essential place to spend their holidays. At their head, of course, the French actress “BRIGITTE BARDOT”. Founded by the Greeks -550 JC, this small fishing village saw the passage of the Romans, Visigoths, Saracens, and the Count of Provence. Admire "the fortress citadel" erected in the heart of Saint Tropez, which allowed the Tropezians to repel the Ottomans, the Spanish many times. Today transformed into "MUSEUM OF THE CITADELLE" which invites you to discover the maritime history of Saint Tropez and its sailors. Photograph yourself in front of the "gendarmerie" of Saint Tropez, filming location of the French cult saga of the 60s, with the immortal Louis de Funes; “THE GENDARME OF SAINT TROPEZ”. In addition to the beautiful fine sandy beaches, set off to conquer the unmissable Provençal market in Saint Tropez, which is held every day except Tuesday and Saturday. Savor the products, flavors and colors of Provence. Do not leave this village without going along the quay of the harbor, where the mega yachts of the millionaires next to the boats of the fishermen; Sit down on a terrace and savor the emblematic "tarte tropézienne" specialty of this village since 1955. After this glamorous getaway to Saint Tropez, head for this hill overlooking the golf of Saint Tropez. Discover the history of this medieval village "Grimaud", founded by the Romans in antiquity, occupied by the Saracens in the 10th century, this village will know the construction of its beautiful "castle of Grimaud" as well as the ramparts in the 14th century to protect the population from the wars of succession of the Count of Provence, and the epidemic of the plague. The medieval village of Grimaud is rich in its preciously preserved heritage. Visit the unmissable monument of this medieval village, the "castle of Grimaud"; After reaching its peak in the 17th century, it was abandoned in the 18th century and then plundered by masons who sold its lava stones. Today it is listed as a historical monument. Do not forget to visit the Saint-Michel church, built in granite and limestone in the 13th century. To understand how the village has evolved over the course of history, stroll through its flowery alleys and typical squares with its castle, its Romanesque church, its mill and its chapels. Sit down in a restaurant or on a terrace and take advantage of this breathtaking view of the golf of Saint Tropez, while savoring a meal or a wine, produced by the vineyards that surround you. We take the direction of a wine "domaine" for a wine tasting in the region, before returning to your hotels.