The building and destruction
of Grimaud Castle
The village grew and the economy developed for three happy centuries. This prosperous period ended in the middle of the 14th century. Economic and population crises due to the plague and war obliged the inhabitants to assemble at the top of the hill where they built this rampart for their protection in the 1370s. The fortified front door was here, but only a few traces remain.
The fortifications evolved over time; somewhat basic in the 11th to 13th centuries and reinforced in the 15th century, they reached their height during the 17th century.
Abandoned at the end of the 18th century, and dismantled during the French Revolution, the castle was completely destroyed.