The ever so charming village of Eze has attracted the likes of Pablo Picasso and other artists. More recently, member of the U2 band have summer places there...so I hear. Start with a lunch preferably over looking the fantastic view of the sea and Caps bellow (Antibes, Ferrat).more
Vence is your archetypal medieval market town. Bigger than the twee tourist centres like St Paul, Vence manages to mix ancient and modern. The hillsides around Vence are an ideal sought after location for those second home owners who want a villa and pool in Provence at an almost affordable price, without paying astronomical prices as would be...more
Built between 1947 and 1951, this stunning little chapel lies just north of Vence, nestled on the hillside. Matisse created this masterpiece after staying in Vence to recover from an illness after the war. Nursed by the Dominican nuns, he devoted many years to this chapel as repayment for their kindness.The main chapel faces south, with yellow,...more
Place du Frene, Vence, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, 06140, France
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258 chemin Cantemerle, Vence, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, 06140, France
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4, Place du Grand Jardin, Vence, 06140, France
Good for: Families
It was already busy when we got there for lunch on a hot summer day but as soon as the first dish arrived, we forgot about the heat! Everything was fresh, grown locally or caught in nearby waters. Seafood was succulent, vegetagles were crispy and the presentation was just divine even for an informal lunch. Could it be that I was in Provencal food...more
Just outside the walls of St. Paul de Vence, this is a historic home that has been turned into fabulous little hotel and restaurant. Home to one of the greatest private collections of modern art, it's always nice to gaze at Picassos and Matisses while you're waiting for the main course. (Apparently, many a starving artist lived on the owners'...more
Take the 400 or 410 bus from Gare Routiere in Nice to Vence and St.-Paul-de-Vence.
The 400 is a local, making several stops on the way to Vence - the total travel time is about an hour.
The 410 is a direct (it does stop in Cagnes) route to Vence and takes about 50 minutes.
Both of these lines leave Nice every 25 - 30 minutes beginning at 6:55. Last bus leaves at 8:15.
Returning from Vence, buses leave from La Place du Grand Jardin, in front of the tourist office every half hour from 6AM to 7:20PM.
After reading about the sport of boules, and it's very 'male' inclination, I was shocked and pleased to find these ladies playing, and arguing, in the park.
If you are visiting St. Paul de Vence (and you should), take the time to climb the hill and visit the Maeght Foundation. Even if you don't like modern art, this is a marvlous place to visit. The building is a work of art and the grounds are covered with all sorts of fountains and sculptures.The permanent collection is excellent, but they often have...more
I tried doing a St. Paul de Vence Travel Page but it doesn't exist on Virtual Tourist and virtually all of the Travel Pages are mistakenly listed under St. Paul sur Ubaye up in the Alps. You only discover this if you click on the VT map so perhaps it's a good idea to avoid it and use Google maps instead.At any rate, I would consider St. Paul de...more
At the Rond Point of Vence, near the bus terminus, visitors to Vence will be greeted by this striking large urban sculpture. Its definitely a bird, though I have yet to figure what its connection is to Vence. May be it was intended for somewhere else, or the local council picked it up going cheap on EBay, who knowsmore
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