High on a hill in southern France's Var region is the medieval village of Grimaud. From its hilltop location, the views out over the clear blue bay of the Golfe de St Tropez and surrounding forested mountains are quite stunning. Dominated by an 11th-century chateau at the top, there’s also the Provencal village itself, the seaside and Port below. Enjoy the village, sitting at a lovely cafe in the square, stroll around the shops or visit the Romanesque 12th-century church. In summer you can experience the 11th-century castle ruins above the village where they hold an outdoor theatre - definitely worth the steep walk to the top. While in Grimaud, you should certainly visit Port Grimaud. This modern 'old port,' was built on the seaside below the village. With houses built in traditional Provencal style, it's a charming place to walk around, and has become known as the 'Venice of Provence.'