Grimaud, Var

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Grimaud
The old town
The old town
Grimaud is located in France
Grimaud
Grimaud
Coordinates: 43°16′27″N 6°31′20″E / 43.2742°N 6.5222°E / 43.2742; 6.5222Coordinates: 43°16′27″N 6°31′20″E / 43.2742°N 6.5222°E / 43.2742; 6.5222
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Grimaud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2009) Alain Benedetto
Area1 44.58 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,792
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83068 / 83310
Elevation 0–503 m (0–1,650 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Grimaud is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is located on the French Riviera. The village of Grimaud is a perched village, with historical links to the Grimaldi family. Gibelin de Grimaldi aided William the Good drive the Saracens of Fraxinet out of the area in AD 973 and was rewarded with the land. The village is dominated by its 11th-century castle (partially restored). The Gulf of Saint Tropez was known as the Gulf of Grimaud until the end of the 19th century.

Castle ruins

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