Saint-Paul de Vence



Saint-Paul de Vence

Originally a natural defensive site, Saint-Paul is surrounded by ramparts built in the first half of the 16th century under the reign of Francis 1st. From then, the village became a “Royal fortified place” opposed against the powerful Citadel of Nice.

While strolling through its small picturesque streets from the Porte de Vence to the Porte de Nice by walking up the rue Grande, you will discover beautiful ancient medieval Baroque façades. You will wander among lanes with hidden gardens, small squares, fountains, gates and delicately decorated windows that will be good subjects for picture lovers.
The beauty of the site, its pleasant way of life and its exceptional light have inspired many famous artists, writers, poets and painters. Some of them have even decided to make it their home. The townspeople will be glad to unravel the mystery of the village to those who will take their time to chat.

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