Maison Des Arcades Grimaud Var (9)Maison Des Arcades Grimaud Var (9)
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Arcades House

Exhibition's venue

The Maison des Arcades has been open to the public since 2018, thanks to the exhibitions organised by the Culture & Heritage Department.

Arcades of the

Templar Street

Located in the heart of the historic centre, this building, incorrectly called after the Templars, is an arcaded house dating from the 15th & 16th centuries, whose façade and cellar are classified Historical Monuments.

It has been home to some important personalities like the powerful Broquery family in the 17th and 18th centuries.


The first shops

in the village

Rue des Templiers (aka Rue des Arcades) is one of the oldest streets in the village. On the ground floor, under the ogival arches and behind the ribs, the building was occupied by shops and businesses.

Hence, customers were sheltered from the heat or the rain as they browsed the shopkeepers’ stands. As a precaution against theft, however, they were not allowed to go inside the shops.

Business was done solely across a counter which opened for the collection of goods that had been purchased and paid for in advance.

Notice the mullion windows on the upper floors. The high steps on the inside twist around a central column that bears 2 coats of arms carved into 2 different types of stone.

The magnificent staircase and fireplace will transport you back in time.

Arcades House

Art’s venue

In 2018, after major work to improve the building’s accessibility, the Maison des Arcades became an exhibition venue and home to the town’s Culture & Heritage Department.

Opening hours:
From February to March + November & December: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
April to October: Sunday to Friday from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

Closed in January and on bank holidays.

Getting here:
Take the Balladou street (which goes up to the castle) then go through the gateway on the left.

Advice for making

the most of your stay
Mapof the village

At the Tourist Information Office, you can obtain a map of the village, which indicates the places of interest, such as the Arcades House.

Walkin the village

Make the most of your trip to the Arcades House by visiting the village. You will need around an hour and a half to take in the village, with its narrow streets and historic landmarks.

Free visitof the house

Several times a year, the Cultural and Heritage services in Grimaud organize exhibitions. Contact them on + 33 (0)4 94 55 57 37 for more details.