In the heart of the glamorous Gulf of Saint-Tropez is one of the best kept secrets in Europe. Nestled in lush green countryside, the delightful lakeside town of Port Grimaud is rendered super-exclusive almost purely because of its tucked-away location.
Waterways and canals are lined with pastel-shaded townhouses and apartments where residents moor their boats in Port Grimaud’s lakeside community with just 2,400 homes over 90 hectares comprising 42% water, 33% gardens and just 25% buildings.
2,000 moorings are scattered over 12 islands inter-connected by 14 bridges, 16 porches, 7km of canals and 14km of piers. The buildings are impressively designed with many allowing owners to moor boats directly in front of their living rooms.
In September 2002, Port Grimaud was registered as a masterpiece of the 20th Century by the Ministry of Culture. The distinction recognises the unique and outstanding architecture of the town and ensures its original aspects are preserved for future generations.
Port Grimaud is one of the most visited sites in France with over 500,000 visitors each year, despite being relatively unknown as a tourist destination outside the country. France has remained the world’s most popular country with international travellers for many years, welcoming more than 85 million visitors annually and so the number of tourists finding their way to this picturesque town remains relatively small.
Property is moderately expensive in Port Grimaud, with one-bedroom, lakeside apartments fetching around €500,000 although relatively high rentals are achievable, particularly in the peak season.
” It is a magical place where people can feel and experience the unique atmosphere of a French village and its scenic waterways, ” said Marc Giordano of Boutemy Immobilier Real Estate.
” We love to help people from all over the world to come and discover this amazing vacation spot. Port Grimaud is a safe and peaceful city for people who are looking to combine tranquillity and wonder during their vacation, ” he added.
Airbnb.com list one-bedroom apartments in Port Grimaud at rates from €100 per night in the winter rising to €160 in the peak summer months. Southern France has much to offer holidaymakers throughout the year and so an attractive rental income on an investment in the town is easily achievable.
Source:: Property show rooms