Grimaud, Var

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Grimaud
Grimaud Village
Grimaud Village
Coat of arms of Grimaud
Coat of arms
Location of Grimaud
Grimaud is located in France
Grimaud
Grimaud
Grimaud is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementDraguignan
CantonSainte-Maxime
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2009) Alain Benedetto
Area
1
44.58 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
3,792
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83068 /83310
Elevation0–503 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 village and 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. The seaside town of Port Grimaud lies within the commune, at the head of the gulf.

Castle ruins

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