St-Paul-de-Vence lies in the department of Alpes Maritimes between Nice and Antibes. St-Paul- de-Vence is like Vence one of the pearls of the hinterland. It is easy to understand the interest that is accorded to both St-Paul and Vence, situated close to each other, by the way. Both towns have a big historical appeal, and the region has, for a long time, been a flourishing cultural centre.

Holiday homes St-Paul-de-Vence

St-Paul-de-Vence is said to be France’s most visited tourist attraction after Mont St.


St-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in the area.

It is also one of the medieval villages, most intact. Everything is so well kept. Nothing falls into decay. It is overwhelming. St-Paul-de-Vence is enclosed by town walls built in 1536, all intact. A walk along the walls is a great opportunity to enjoy the marvellous surroundings and the little villages beneath St.Paul.
Art in St-Paul-de-Vence

St-Paul-de-Vence is an artists’ town.

It is here one can find, Auberge Colombe d’Or, one of the most famous restaurants in the south of France. The original owner, Paul Roux, was a passionate art lover. When he opened the restaurant in 1920, lots of poor and unknown artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Paul Cézanne, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Colette and Jacques Prévert came here to eat, drink and have a nice time with each other. Everybody felt attracted to the place, but they could not always pay the bill. Instead they left a drawing or a painting. Or Paul Roux exchanged food and lodgings for a drawing or a painting. He often bought works of the artists. Everything he bought got in exchange or received as presents hang in the restaurant. It is one of the finest private collections from the 20th century. Auberge Colombe d’Or is an outstanding and highly exclusive eating place.

Holiday homes in St-Paul-de-Vence

Villa with private pool in St-Paul-de-Vence - Houses/Villas 8 8
Villa with private pool in St-Paul-de-Vence

Beautiful villa situated in private surroundings at the end of a cul-de-sac near the very cosy medieval village of St-Paul-de-Vence. Only 15 min....

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House St-Paul-de-Vence

Large villa situated in peaceful surroundings on the outskirts of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the most beautiful and picturesque medieval towns in...

Large secluded villa with exceptional panoramic views in St-Paul-de-Vence - Houses/Villas 12 8
Large secluded villa with exceptional panoramic views in St-Paul-de-Vence

Villa on the top of a hillside (altitude: approx. 300 m ) in the area of Espinets in Saint-Paul-de-Vence which has a perfect climate. Calmly...

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Villa with pool in St-Paul-de-Vence

Charming Provencal Mas situated 2 km from St. Paul de Vence. Nice, Cannes and the beaches in Cagnes sur Mer are only a short drive away. Beautiful...

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Villa with pool close to St-Paul-de-Vence

Beautiful villa situated on a hillside in the Espinets area, a quiet residential area outside Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Within 5-15 minutes drive you...

Excursions in St-Paul-de-Vence
The harbour in Antibes

The Riviera’s third largest town. The old town in Antibes is highly interesting with its covered market, beautiful marina, Picasso museum and Marineland, with dolphins and killer whales.


A very popular, medieval village in the department of Alpes Maritimes, best known for its glassware. Here one can also find a very interesting Fernand Léger-museum.

The ancient Grimaldi castle

Cagnes-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Antibes, first of all offers a magnificent, fortified old quarter, Haut-de-Cagnes, perched high up on top of a small rock. The town is intersected by steep, winding streets and stairways and a multitude of small, idyllic squares. At the top of the town you will find the ancient Grimaldi castle from the...

The harbour in Cannes

The most fashionable town on the French Riviera with its long elegant promenade La Croisette and the luxurious Hotel Carlton. Lying across from Cannes is Iles de Lérins, two charming flower filled little islands, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honoret. Ste-Marguerite, the island closest to the mainland is almost covered in pine forest. It is particularly...

The remains of the old watermill

Carros is a charming medieval village, situated at 387metres altitude in the hinterland of the coast between Nice and Vence. The old quarter, Carros village, has narrow streets, covered passages, shaded squares, a church from the 16th century and a well restored château from the 12th century. From Carros village there are splendid views of the...

Beach in Fréjus

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a characteristic French promenade with nice, little cafés and a multitude of restaurants, bars and discos, seething with life every night. The marina is the normal meeting point in the evenings, and here there is a really good atmosphere. In Fréjus there are...

The Marina in Golfe-Juan

Golfe Juan, situated between Cannes and Antibes, offers one of the very best beaches on the French Riviera, an impressive marina, restaurants, cafés and boutiques. It was also here Napoleon landed in 1815, when escaping from Elba. In Golfe Juan there is a 5 hectares public park, Exflora Park, showing different Mediterranean gardens exactly as...

The medieval town of Gourdon

Gourdon has a beautiful location, perched as an eagle’s nest on top of a mountain. An old medieval village with wide views, fine restaurants and boutiques.

Grand Canyon du Verdon - Gorges du Verdon

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is one of Europe’s greatest nature wonders - an outstanding nature experience that one must experience. At the Verdon river, which is cutting 700 metres down into the cliff, one can go hiking, climbing, canoeing and rafting.


The French centre for perfumes, producing perfume extracts and essences. Grasse is beautifully situated at 333 metres altitude, in the hinterland of Cannes. The old city is very exciting with a labyrinth of streets and narrow passages. Here, there is a multitude of small, interesting boutiques.


A popular beach resort beside Antibes. Juan-les-Pins is a town for young people with its many boutiques, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and a casino.


The Principality of Monaco (pop.: 31,842) is a sovereign state lying out to the Mediterranean and surrounded by the French Alpes Maritimes department. Its geographical extent of 2 km² makes Monaco the world’s smallest country. Monaco is nicknamed The Mediterranean Manhattan as it is packed with sky scrapers and sumptuous villas. It is a...

Mougins from above

A fantastic, medieval mountain village beautifully situated. Here one can also find one of the most famous restaurants in France, Moulin de Mougins.

The harbour and Hotel Negresco in Nice

The main city in the department of Alpes Maritimes, France’s fifth biggest city and the most important city on the Riviera. Famous for its beautiful location by the Baie des Anges, surrounded by mountains, Nice first of all offers a very interesting old city, the magnificent promenade, Promenade des Anglais, the museum of modern art and Chagall...


A most charming medieval village, situated between Cannes and Nice, only 14 km from the coast. It is renowned for its culture of violets. Tourrettes-sur-Loup is very much worth a visit.


A nice medieval village in the hinterland of Cannes. The town is enclosed by fortified houses and the streets are laid out in symmetric rectangles, a phenomenon not often seen in this region.

Street in Vence

Vence, like St-Paul-de-Vence, is one of the really big pearls in the hinterland of Nice and Cannes and has also one of the most beautiful locations. The town’s greatest tourist attraction is the Chapelle du Rosaire, better known as the Matisse chapel.

Activities in St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Restaurants: Auberge de Colombe d’Or.
  • Tennis
  • Riding.
  • Hiking tracks.
  • Fêtes et animations estivales (Festivity).
  • Guided tours in the town.
  • Golf –There are lots of golf courses in the department of Alpes Maritimes. Most of the courses can be found on the French golf union’s website. Unfortunately the website is in French. Seek under Guide de golfs and then under the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur:
  • Ski resorts within easy travelling distance:
Sights in St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Chapelle St Mathieu.
  • L'église Collégiale
  • Art exhibitions.
  • Musée de Saint Paul.
  • Museum: Fondation Maeght – paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics. One of the world’s finest museums for modern art: - - (Tel: +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63)
  • Museum of local history.
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