Strong property development
Several times, François Spoerry had to revise his plans. His vendors explained to him that not all future inhabitants would arrive by sea and although the idea was that they own their own boat, Port Grimaud would quickly be a resort where you arrive by car.
On these tips, he added roads, parking, terraces and gardens to make the most of his home.
All these amenities and the beauty of the place of course caused prices to skyrocket, especially the surrounding land. François Spoerry bought them little by little to expand his dream until he acquired the present-day 90 hectares.
He paid 30 times more for this land than the first 30 hectares.
House prices also increased, about 20 fold between the start and end of the project. The first houses were worth between 70,000 and 100,000 francs, some today are worth millions.
François Spoerry then said “I sold the best cheaper and the not so good at a higher price” (not so good because further from the sea so the time to reach it by boat is longer).