Grimaud Village Historique Var (60)Grimaud Village Historique Var (60)
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Templar street

Emblematic street of the village, it was once the location of local shops.

A street of trade

In bygone days, called Grand-Rue, Rue Droite, Rue des Juifs, it was the main street in the village. Rich and important families of the capital of Freinet – the former name of the area – had their homes on this street. The buildings with arcades (15th – 16th century) are home to shops and businesses.

On the corner of the Rue du Portalet (small gateway in Provençal dialect) is the old town hall. 1555, the date of the neighbourhood’s construction, is on the keystone. The building opposite was home to the powerful seigneurial family, De Castellane..

On the corner of Rue du Four – where there was a baker’s oven – the Christ’s monogram is engraved: IHS, followed by MA (Virgin Mary) and the supposed date of the build – ing’s construction, 12th December 1566.


The mystery of

the Templars

In the middle of the 20th century, we imagined that Templar knights had stayed in one of the buildings in the street. Despite the fact that we now know this is not true, the street still bears their name.

Arcades’ House

Behind the arcades… a house!

Place of culture and exhibition, find throughout the year works of artists in this magnificent residence.

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 Templar street.

Walkin the village

Make the most of your trip to the Templar street 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 village

Several times a year, the Cultural and Heritage services in Grimaud offer free guided visits. Contact them on + 33 (0)4 94 55 57 34 for more details.