Préconil to carrefour (GR9) 184m 3km
Carrefour to Les Vernades, 2.5km
Les Vernades to Grimaiud, 100m 4km
Grimaud to Cogolin, 22m 3km
Distance on the GR51 – 12.5km
This was a shorter day with the highlight being the climb up to Grimaud. Grimaud is just off the GR51 and is a hilltop village. In February there seemed to be very few people living there at this time of year. The restaurant in the centre by the square was buzzing and overflowing with ‘men from white vans’ having their Friday lunch.
The last bit into Cogolin is at the side of the busy road before it goes through the old town. We stayed in Cogolin at the Bliss Hotel.
Cogolin is an interesting small town lived in by ordinary people and feels a bit more normal than the neighbour St Tropez. The old town has some interesting narrow streets and there is a museum in honour of ‘le coq’ that is the derivation of the name ‘Cogolin’.
We completed this section on 17th February 2012.