On a recent camping trip in the South of France, I found myself lucky enough to be just a stones throw from the world famous marina of Port Grimaud. For 25 Euros, I hired an electric boat from a small boat hire firm. There are several. You can just pitch up, pay up and off you go. 30 mins is your allotted time to explore.
Port Grimaud is known as the ‘Venice of France’, and when you start exploring it, you can really see why. It is a truly beautiful place, with a mish mash of colourful properties, all with a boat or two duly moored up in front of it. With tiny bridges, joining the little islands of the Port together, every corner you turn is a sheer delight.
I had my 3 children with me, and we went off around the marina, meandering through the beautiful waterways, under bridges and past the incredible super yachts and beautiful waterside properties. We all absolutely loved the experience, and is a memory that I will certainly cherish.
The boat that we hired was small, electric (of which I’m not a fan – my previous electric boat experience left me upstream without a paddle!), difficult to steer, but aside from all of that (!), it was perfectly safe and it did the job.
If you’re ever in the area, there is no better way to see Port Grimaud than by boat, so definitely stump up the 25 euros and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Just one tip – Stay away from the marina/port entrance as that gets fairly busy, but other than that explore to your hearts content – there is so much to see!