One of the most beautiful marinas on La Cote d’Azur, Port Cogolin is situated in the heart of the Gulf of St. Tropez. 3 residential complexes surround the marina, paths lead alongside the canal and it’s moorings with yachts both prestigious and more traditional. La Giscle brings the Mediterranean sea from the Gulf and separates Port Grimaud and Port Cogolin by just a few metres passing in front of the traditional fishermen’s’ houses. Holiday makers blend in with the permanent residents creating a friendly, calm atmosphere all year round. Apartments and fishermen’s’ houses are painted in Provincal colours and local flora fill the gardens with palm trees adding an exotic touch. 2 restaurants, both situated on the water’s edge, run by locals serve seafood, meat etc. A shopping mall, with a pharmacy, bank, tourist office, bakery, and a supermarket is close by as are a seasonal funfair and circus, paintballing, water sports, horse riding and mini golf. Great sports for all ages.
Throughout the year, in the surrounding villages, there is a superb selection of first class dining and shopping blending with more local specialist restaurants. Art exhibitions and workshops, antique fairs, sailing regattas, braderies, Provence markets, the Antipod Cinema Festival, architectural and flower shows, polo tournaments, classical and jazz music festivals, the Bravade and 14th July National celebration day all attract hundreds of international tourists animating the streets and ports with admirers and competitors. 25 vineyards, numerous beaches and 4 Medieval, hillside villages full of history, short walks, castles, churches, monuments, museums, sidewalk cafés and stunning views are within 10kms. Specialities include pottery, rugs, wrought iron, handcrafted pipes, olive oil, honey, jams and wine.
Written by Sarah Lawrence - Owner of Property 81741 in Port Cogolin, France