Your holidays in Port Grimaud……. What to see and do in the area?in the heart of the Golfe of Saint Tropez
Here come the summer holidays … For all ages, inclinations or envies for an unforgetable stay, we have prepared for you a guide of so many things and activties to discover in and around the camping Prairies de la Mer, together with those you must do on the French Riviera.
a day to enjoy the most
The sun is shining …its’s time for a good breakfast to start pleasantly your day, on the patio of your mobil home or at Les Pieds dans l’Eau Restaurant, facing the sea and Saint-Tropez. Then, ready to start and enjoy ? Many options are open to you.
You like sport,… you can start at the sport’s ground or the fit center
You like to discover,… jump on the ferry to Saint Tropez, take a ramble along the marina, walk through the streets of the town to the Vauban fortress and its secrets, and the wonderfull sight on the Bay of the Canebiers, and do not forget to visit the famous« Gendarmerie », before your return trip on the ferry…
You enjoy shopping,…. discover the numerous markets in towns and villages around, or the amazing boutiques of Saint-Tropez.
And if to you holidays mean farniente, enjoy your lounge chair, available at your mobil home or simply on the beach !
Back to your home, it’s time for lunch, a great home made summer salad, or taste to the specialties bough on the market, or a good pizza which you can buy in the campground restaurants.
Early afternoon, the sun is shining at its brightest .On a lounge chair, or on the sand or in your air conditioned home, it’s time for a little rest, while the kids enjoy the Kids Club or Teenagers Club activities.
Now, you are fit, it is time to enjoy this beautiful day. What would you like ?
Have a delicious ice cream in Port Grimaud, 3 minutes away from the campground, or enjoy the beach right here, or take a lifting parachute and have an amazing view of the Saint-Tropez gulf. Or else, why not take a pure relaxing moment at the campground Spa... This is real holidays !
That was a nice day, wasn’t it ? A good shower and get ready for a drink ! A glass or rosé wine on the patio or a cocktail at the Canopy Bar, with its sight of the gulf.
Spend the evening with the family, or party with friends, or resting and romantic…on the patio, or at the Manava or the Sun restaurants on the sandy beaches… take some churros or various candies with the family or watch the rock show at The Long Bar... Everything is there to have a good time in the Prairies de la Mer campground .
So ….Enjoy youself !
Ideas for the whole family, and happiness for all !
Your kids will love camping ! Kids Club, Teen-agers Club, Baby land, Teachers Farm, fun Fair, everything for their pleasure and yours.
With you or attended on by a team of professionals, they will spend exciting moments thanks to infrastructures and activities organised in the campground.
Around the campground, 2 mini golfs, the Azur Park fun fair, Aqualand water park, and a Forest Park in Sainte-Maxime will offer you great memories to share with the whole family !
In the evening , what is more fun for the children than heading to the fun fair and eating at the nearby restaurants.
The Marineland in Antibes a fabulous marine park and its 4 fun fairs are expecting you for a day of fun and happiness for kids and adults. Tickets available at the Campground reception.
Discover the surroundings
The gulf of Saint-Tropez, is surrounded by many villages, rated among the most beautiful of France, all of them very close. Half a day is enough to visit one or two.
Start with a visit of the very typical village of Grimaud, a little touristic train, leaving from the campground, can take you there. Walk to the castle ruins looking down upon the village, then go to the windmill and stroll among the narrow streets.
Carry on through Gassin a nice little village between history and vineyards and its unique view from the panoramic table to the Esterel hills.
Looking down upon a land of vineyards, Ramatuelle, beautiful and famous village will offer you an amazing view upon the Pampelonne Bay.
And of course, Saint-Tropez, world wide known village, the marina and the fabulous yachts, the Provence market, its narrow streets and luxurious boutiques, the fortress, the Canebiers bay, the magnificent stars villas…No need to tell more !
Thirty minutes from here, visit the magnificent gardens of the Rayol Canadel, then carry-on to the village of Bormes les Mimosas, on the side of the hill, classified as one of the most flowered village of France. Simply marvellous. And if you can dispose of some more time have a look on the Fort de Brégançon, one of the state residences of the french President.
The gulf is also the country of oenology and the Provence wines. Welcome in the rosé wine world leader region. But red and white wines are also greatly appreciated.
No need to go very far, you’ll have a good idea of their quality with domains as reputable as Chateau Minuty, Barbeyrolles, Château des Marres, Domaine de la Rouillère, Domaine Siouvette, Sainte-Marie…a long list ! Local vine-growers will enjoy to open their caves and introduce their wines and share the passion.
You enjoy Sports?
No need to get out of the campground, you can enjoy the numerous activities proposed by our team of professional coaches. Gentle as aquagym, yoga, pilate, stretching, archery, table tennis or pétanque (bowls), or more tonic as tennis, beach volley, jet ski, paddle or mountain bike…
From the campground, ride your bike and follow the cycling trail to Saint Tropez. Then climb to the fortress, and back to the ferry to cross the gulf to Saint Tropez to Sainte Maxime. And come back easy to your mobil home along the seaside cycling trail to Port Grimaud.
Another possibility : put your running shoes on, and start your touring along the « costguard path », from Saint Tropez going to Cavalaire alongside the sea. Easy ride or long trek it will always be a great look around !
An hour and a half away from the campground, the Cassis Calanques, pearls of Provence and of the Mediterranean sea, worldly known for their beauty. The Calanques boat tour is unforgetable and many other activities are possible, like walking, swimming, sea kayak, paddle, and climbing.
Other activities are possible around the gulf of saint Tropez, like snorkeling alongside the coast and discover the sea bottom, or even try skin-diving in fresh and clear waters !
Want to go a little further ?
Take a drive and discover the beauty of the region.
To the East, the French Riviera is waiting for you!
Cannes and the Croisette, its luxurious boutiques, the star path in front of the Festival Palace and walk all along the Georges Pompidou promenade on many of the 7th art stars hand prints and signatures. And have a look in the Suquet, typical charming and authentic suburb of the old city.
Then drive on to Grasse, city of arts and history, where Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard, 3 great perfumers, open their doors for free visits and discovery of the mysteries of the making of perfumes…See also the old city with its arcades houses or the LouisXIV fountain !
Nice (or Nissa) and the luxurious Promenade des Anglais, or Monaco and its famous Rock and Prince Albert Palace, or beautiful Menton and Villefranche-by-the-sea, so close to Italy.
To the West, drive to Hyères then south to the Tour Fondue in Giens, and take the ferry to the Island of Porquerolles or Port Cros and their white sand beaches.
A little farther, going North, the landscape will be completely different ! One hundred kilometers and here you are, in the Parc Naturel du Verdon, with its « Grand Canyon », one of the most beautiful in Europe. And of course you can experience canoëing, climbing or simply walking. And all villages around up to Moustiers Sainte Marie are so typical and beautiful !
The Gulf of Saint-Tropez is The place to be to enjoy your holidays. Romantic, with the family or with friends, inside the campground or around, everybody will find his way and place.
Live music and Bars, restaurants along the beaches at sunset, or simply a diner at Les Pieds dans l’Eau…!
With the kids you can enjoy the evening at the small fun fair inside the campground where they will enjoy and eat gaufres, crêpes and all sorts of candies.
Close to the campsite, the surrounding towns are also full of festive sites and good addresses ...
For lovers, Port Grimaud is the most romantic place, with its restaurants alongside quays and all special food from Provence, Italy, fish or meat, and ice cream shops, every thing is there to meet your expectations.
The villages of Grimaud or Gassin will offer you the best of local gastronomy with a view on the gulf.
Of course Saint-Tropez and Sainte-Maxime and their night life show a greater number of bars and restaurants, with cocktails and live music, local specialties and night food markets.
For those liking big parties, Pampelonne and its marvellous beaches will welcome you in a jet set atmosphere, conducted by renowned DJ’s where Champagne flows …Nikki Beach, Club55, Key West.
The city of Stars, Saint-Tropez, of course, is also a place with night-clubs like Le Quai, Le VIP, or Les Caves du Roy to spend the night dancing and enjoy till dawn. And remenber, the driver doesn’t drink !!!
Let us guide you in your adventure at Vic’s Land ….
Good deals and good addresses
- Les Pieds dans l’eau
Directly on the beach, the snack bars have something for everyone. Breakfast, pizza, pasta, fish or meat, take aways and ready made dishes..
onsite | +337 77 99 75 50
- Le Sun
The restaurants on the beach offer traditional cuisine, on the sand or higher.
onsite | +336 43 14 60 95
- Le Manava
European menus (Pizzas, fish etc) next to the sea with a private beach and a view of Saint Tropez..
onsite | +336 34 30 26 43
Restaurants in the area
- Café Telline
Next to the canals of Port Grimaud, the restaurants propose fresh market sourced produce from local producers..
Port Grimaud | +334 94 54 20 50
- Le plaisancier
Place des Artisans in Port Grimaud, this restaurant proposes “provencal” cuisine and traditional cooking..
Port Grimaud | +334 94 56 07 04
- Table du mareyeur
Gastronomique restaurant on the water, reputable for its seafood.
Port Grimaud | +334 94 56 06 77
- La Capannina
Come and discover the flavours of Italy in this family run restaurant with a typical Italian atmosphere.
Port Grimaud | +336 61 74 44 41
Eating in the area
- Pâtisserie du château
Relaxing stop, coffee break, tea, tasting the quality in the village of Port Grimaud.
Grimaud | +334 94 43 21 16
- l’écurie de la Marquise
Cuisine “Nicoise” at the heart of the village .
Grimaud | +334 94 81 59 04
- Le Bello Visto
A veritable garden of flavour with an amazing view of the Golfe of Saint Tropez.
Gassin | +334 94 56 17 30
- Le G’ envie
next to the Citadelle, a friendly ambiance with fresh produce in season for amateur gourmets.
St. Tropez | +334 94 79 85 09
This traditional Indian cuisine will take you on a journey.
St. Tropez | +334 94 97 71 71
Restaurant situated directly on the beach offering Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Plage Pampelonne | +336 73 84 70 14
- La petite crêperie
Salty and sweet, a traditional delicacy of Brittany.
Cavalaire | +334 94 64 02 65
For a drink
A real Irish pub to discover with friends.
Port Grimaud | +334 94 56 44 11
- Le Sube
In the port, a magic corner for watching the yachts and sail boats.
St. Tropez | +334 94 97 30 04
- Le Sénéquier
In the port, an institution since 1887, an address not to be missed.
St. Tropez | +334 94 97 20 20
- La Rhumerie
Music bar proposing cocktails.
Cavalaire | +334 94 05 47 70
- Les Loges
Lounge bar with a musical ambiance, have a drink or a dance…. “The place to be!”.
Sainte- Maxime | +336 23 21 73 17
- Karting Loisir
Small or bigger come and ride along this official track 7/7.. The plus, outdoor slides.
Grimaud | +334 94 56 00 12 https://www.grimaudkartingloisir.com/
- Mini golf La Palmeraie
in a tropical style the mini golf and its restaurant welcomes you, a group of friends or with the family, for working on improving that swing…….
Marines de Cogolin | +334 94 56 56 56
- Azur Park
Family, with friends, young and old……. An activity not to be missed in the Golfe of Saint Tropez, an amusement park to take your breathe away with more than 35 attractions..
Gassin | +334 94 56 48 39
The pleasure of the water in total security…..attractions for all ages, ideal for a relaxing day.
Sainte-Maxime ou Fréjus | +334 94 55 54 54 (Ste-Maxime) / +334 94 51 82 51 (Fréjus) https://www.aqualand.fr/
- Accrobranche Aventure famille
at the heart of a two hectare forest , take to the sky, different trails for all ages, for the young from age 3 up to and above the age of 77 years.
Sainte-Maxime | +334 94 45 71 12
- Paintball Family
Climb into the military lorries or hide in the trenches to surprise your friends, and live an unforgettable experience among four appointed courses.
Gassin | +336 23 70 03 33
Rediscover with family, or with friends the joys of bowling for a friendly, relaxing evening.
Grimaud | +334 94 56 26 69
- Canopy Diner Bar
Drink a cocktail or taste a plate to share with an unbeatable view of the Bay of Saint Tropez ! The ideal spot to offer you a soothing and refined atmosphere for the hour of the aperitif.
onsite | +336 09 22 13 10
- Le Long Bar
you will be welcomed with a friendly atmosphere, with music, live concerts.
onsite | +33782404831
- VIP Room
the disco of Jean Roch, very in vogue in Saint Tropez, with exceptional animation and international DJ’s..
Saint-Tropez | +334 94 97 14 70
- Les Caves du Roy
atmosphere punctuated by the electro-house tubes in the famous nightclub from St Tropez, until the end of the night.
Saint-Tropez | +334 94 56 68 00 http://www.lescavesduroy.com/
- Riviera bike
- le petit train du Soleil
onsite | +336 62 07 65 09
- Bike Shop
Port-Grimaud | +334 94 96 65 86
Bus 3 euros per trip: Line 7601(Saint tropez, Sainte Maxime, Saint Raphael) Line 7602 (Plan de la Tour, Sainte Maxime…) Line 7702 (Cavalaire, Cogolin, Sainte Maxime).
- Presta Marine
Rental boats and shuttles, discounted with the code VISCLANDHOLIDAYS.
Port-Grimaud | +336 12 28 72 85
- Les coches d’eau
Rental of electric boats for navigating around the canals of Port Grimaud.
Port-Grimaud | +336 73 87 76 84
- Les Bateaux Verts
Shuttles for Sainte Maxime and Saint Tropez.
Port-Grimaud | +334 94 49 29 39 https://www.bateauxverts.com/
- Taxis Didier
Port-Grimaud | +336 27 01 32 10