Le Pont des Fées, in Grimaud

Just 4.5 km from our campsite in Grimaud lies a charming ancient structure: the Pont des Fées. While you’re here, don’t miss out on this must-see Grimaud landmark.

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The history of Grimaud’s Pont des Fées

The Pont des Fées is an ancient structure that adds a touch of mystery to the village of Grimaud. Located in the Var region, this bridge is not only a precious testimony to medieval architecture, but also a living page in local history. Legend has it that fairies, those mythical creatures, once used the bridge to come and help millers and their families, granting them, for example, the strength they needed to transport water to the nearby mills.

Built in the early Middle Ages, the Pont des Fées was linked to the Moulin Saint-Roch, essential to the valley’s cereal-growing activities. Its hogback architecture and imposing size above the Giscle river make it a remarkable example of the construction techniques of the period.

The Pont des Fées (Fairy Bridge ) in Grimaud bears witness to a time when water control was crucial to the development and prosperity of Grimaud, which, nestled in the Maures massif, watched over the surrounding area from the top of its castle, all the way to the Gulf of Saint Tropez.

The Château de Grimaud, another important part of Grimaud’s heritage, is a well-preserved example of feudal power in the region. The link between the Pont des Fées in Grimaud and the château is not only geographical, but also historical. The Pont des Fées stands not only as a historical relic, but also as a place of interest for tourism in Grimaud.

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<h2>Walks around the Pont des Fées</h2>
<p>Le <strong>Pont des Fées</strong> in Grimaud is nestled in a green setting. It promises a wonderful getaway for all those who want to <a href="/vacances-var/">discover the Var</a> along bucolic paths and tracks. This book is the starting point for several <strong>hiking trails </strong>that pass through the village of Grimaud and wind their way through the <strong>Maures massif</strong>.</p> <p>Here are the <strong>main trails to follow </strong>during your <a href="/camping-var/">camping</a> holiday <a href="/camping-var/">in the Var</a>:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Le sentier du Vallon du Pont des Fées</strong>: this path takes you through typical Mediterranean vegetation, offering splendid views of the river and the bridge. It’s ideal for a family hike or an introspective stroll.</li> <li><strong>Le chemin du Moulin Saint Roch</strong>: as you continue along your route, you can visit the ruins of the mill, which bear witness to the region’s former economic activity. This tour plunges you into Grimaud’s industrial past.</li> <li><strong>Le circuit du Château</strong>: for history buffs, this circuit leads to Grimaud castle, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the surrounding village.</li> <li><strong>The trails of the Massif des Maures</strong>: the more adventurous will prefer these trails, which invite complete immersion in the valley and massif, where nature reigns supreme and wildlife can be observed in its natural habitat.</li> </ul> <p>Each path around the <strong>Pont des Fées in Grimaud </strong>offers a different perspective on the Grimaud landscape, enriching your <strong>Grimaud tourism</strong> experience.</p>

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<h2>Practical information</h2>
<p>Access to the <strong>Pont des Fées </strong>is <strong>free</strong> all year round. We recommend that you wear walking shoes suitable for the stony paths typical of the Var region.</p> <p>It’s also a good idea to check the weather before setting off, especially in autumn and spring, when rain can make some sections of the trail slippery.</p> <p><strong>Pont des Fées</strong> is easily accessible from the village of Grimaud. <strong>Parking</strong> is available at the entrance to the village, allowing you to enjoy the area on foot.</p> <p>If you wish to enrich your visit,<strong> local guides </strong>can accompany you and share the secrets of the bridge, as well as the <strong>myths and stories</strong> that surround this magical place. For greater convenience, remember to <strong>book your guided tour </strong>in advance, especially in high season.</p>

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