Information about Aux Merveilleux
We are centrally located in the Bay of St Tropez. The village of Grimaud is at 800 meters. Grimaud itself is a very old village with a lot of nice, typical and narrow streets. There are some cosy restaurants, an ancient fort above the village, and you have a beautiful view over the Gulf of St Tropez.
The famous Port Grimaud (the Venice of France) is located only 3,5 km down the hill. Here you will also find several beaches. The famous beaches of Pampelonne (Ramatuelle, next to St Tropez) are at about 15 km.
St Tropez, the famous and charming village, is at 7,5 mile.
The cities of Cannes, Nice and Monaco can easily be reached. Monaco is the most distant, about two hours by car, but it is really worth visiting.
And if you go to the inlands, you have the Georges du Verdon, a famous nature area.
There are a lot of places we can recommend to go to (Porquerolles, Mougins, St Paul de Vence,…). This region is very diverse and has something to offer to everyone.
Road description for those travelling by car.
Assuming that you are coming from the North:
You pass these major cities: Dijon – Lyon (or when Lyon is very busy: Dijon – Bourg en Bresse, this is a bit further, but much more quiet to drive) – Valence – Orange – Aix en Provence. As from here it is about 80 km to the exit of Le Luc.
! Make sure that you immediately take the first exit to La Garde Freinet and Le Luc. This is directly behind the exit, after 200 meters. If you make a mistake, you will be driving towards Toulon, and it’s a ride before you can turn!
After the péage/toll, follow at the two roundabouts St Tropez / La Garde Freinet. Then you are driving on the D558. Keep following this road. First you will have a long stretch of straight road, then you drive up the mountain. It becomes very curvy. You pass the village of La Garde Freinet. Just stay on this road, the D558. When the road goes down, you are close to Aux Merveilleux. At some point you will have at your left a large hotel/restaurant Athenopolis. Aux Merveilleux is 3 km further. Aux Merveilleux is the first house on the right in a left turn. Do not drive too fast, otherwise you’re past our domain. We have a green gate and a wall at the front where cactuses/agaves grow. If you are too far, you’ll see the sign of the centre of the village of Grimaud.
Street name: Route de la Garde Freinet (not known by most gps systems)
House number: 747
If you are already in the area and you are coming from the side of Ste Maxime
Follow the road to Grimaud. Keep on following the D558 throughout the village of Grimaud towards La Garde Freinet. Shortly after the centre of Grimaud, there is a roundabout. Aux Merveilleux is 750 m further. Follow the road to La Garde Freinet. On your left you will see a villa called “La Fontaine” and then you have Aux Merveilleux.