the Church of Saint-Michel
From the 11th century, Grimaud had a small church, Saint Michel but we no longer know what it looked like or exactly where it was. It was replaced by this beautiful church with Roman Provençal architecture.
The dimensions and quality of the construction of this church, built in granite and limestone, are an indication of the village’s considerable wealth at the end of the 12th century and beginning of the 13th century.
This building was originally covered in schist flagstones. Since then, the original architecture has been modified, such as the construction of the bell tower (16th century), the sacristy (18th century), and the widening of the southern doors.
Due to a lack of space, the cemetery around the church was moved near the Saint Roch windmill at the end of the 19th century.