To stop at Saint Paul de Vence is to discover the charm of the villages of the hinterland of Cagnes. Here, you are close to the sea - just 15 minutes to reach the beach of Antibes Juan les Pins for example -, while avoiding the crowd that people the Riviera coastline. This typical Provencal village is more than attractive with its hills, flowers and olive trees, but also its small cobbled streets and old stone buildings. Built on a hill, Saint Paul de Vence dominates the region and offers a breathtaking view. Ideal spot to take the time to discover all the charm of the Midi, the village is a must for your stays in the region.
In this small Provencal village, we walk in the winding streets of the pedestrian city center. Start with the game of boules and its hundred-year-old plane trees that have confronted Yves Montand and Lino Ventura. From there, we go to the ramparts built in 1536 by order of Francis I and the Vence Gate to enter the city. 16th century gable house, Place de la Grande Fontaine, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand's house, Church of Saint Paul's Conversion and artists' studios, Saint Paul de Vence is full of things to see. On foot or on two wheels, the mild weather invites to stroll through its streets to discover a forgotten Provence.
Well known to art and culture lovers, the village attracts a crowd of onlookers who do not miss a detour on the side of the Maeght Foundation where we find the works of some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century (Léger , Matisse or Braque). Inaugurated in 1964, the place is a reference in the artistic landscape of southern France. What's more normal for the village that welcomed, and seduced, Chaïm Soutine, Raoul Dufy and Paul Signac in the 1920s. The fans of the work of the artist Marc Chagall will go to the cemetery of the city, where the latter is buried.
Saint Paul de Vence promises unforgettable memories between Provencal sweetness of life and rich historical, architectural and artistic heritage.