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

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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 in St-Paul-de-Vence

La Sonine is a beautiful stone-built villa, nestled in 5500 m2 of garden and wood-lands just outside the walled hill-top village of St. Paul de...

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Villa with private 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...

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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 apartment with pool in St-Paul-de-Vence

Charming apartment in an individual villa with private swimming pool. The villa is built in 2006 and is very pleasant and comfortable furnished. The...

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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...

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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 cozy medieval village of St-Paul-de-Vence. Only 15 min....

Excursions in St-Paul-de-Vence
Beach in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

An exclusive holiday resort, situated 8.5 km east of Nice. The coastal region around Beaulieu-sur-Mer is very beautiful with palm trees, bougainvilleas and other exotic vegetation. Beaulieu-sur-Mer offers a large marina and a fine sandy beach with all sorts of water sports. There are elegant hotels and nice restaurants. The town’s greatest sight...

Musée Ephrussi de Rotchild at Cap-Ferrat

A peninsula between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu, 11 km east of Nice. Cap-Ferrat is the millionaires’ paradise. Here the very rich live in their luxury villas, well protected behind walls and gates. One can get a good picture of this by following the path Circuit du Cap-Ferrat, along the coastline. You can visit Musée Ephrussi de Rothchild...


Contes boasts of a beautiful location on a cliff top, 16km north of Nice, in the heart of the Peillon valley and it is one of the oldest villages in the Nice area. The town has retained its Italian charm with numerous old houses, covered passages, several trompe l’oeil facades and old washhouses as well as a church from the 16th century.


Drap is situated in very verdant surroundings by the Peillon river in the hinterland of Nice. The commune, actually, consists of several small villages spread around in the hills. From these hills there are fantastic views of the high summits of the Alps, the Côte d’Azur and the Esterel Massif. Drap offers the ruins of an ancient fortification...

Eze with Cap-Ferrat in the background

Eze is one of the most picturesque medieval villages on the Côte d’Azur. Eze is perched on a cliff-side like an eagle’s nest, with magnificent panoramas over the Cap-d’Ail and the millionaires’ peninsula Cap Ferrat. The oldest quarter is set at the top of the village and here the medieval houses are built on top of each other. The remains of a...

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 old town of l'Escarène

An old medieval village, situated in the hinterland of Nice between the sea and the Mercantour National Park. L’Escarène is set in lush surroundings with pine, oak and beech woods. The old part of town with its old houses, fountains and narrow streets is a good example of the Provencal heritage. The town is intersected by the Peillon river and it...

The medieval town of Le Cannet
Le Cannet

Le Cannet is perched high up above Cannes, and enjoys, for this reason, a fantastic panorama of the bay of Cannes and the island group, Îles de Lérins. Le Cannet is especially well known for its artists’ quarter which is dominated by art craft workshops and galleries. It is an extremely nice and picturesque old town with skilfully restored houses...

The mountain village of Lucéram

Lucéram is a beautiful, fortified medieval village, situated in the Peillon valley at 670 metres altitude. Lucéram boasts of a wonderful location in the verdant countryside and has spectacular views of the valley. Lucéram has well restored houses, vaulted gates and fortification walls from the 12th and 13th century.

The medieval town of Peille

A pretty medieval town with two very old quarters, both from the 11th century. Peille has many pretty old houses from the 13th and 15th century, doorways and windows in Roman and Gothic style, a church and a chapel from the 12th century and small, idyllic squares with ancient fountains, steep stairways and covered streets as well as the ruins of...


The little coast town Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, commonly called Roquebrune, is situated between Monaco and Menton. The town clings to a hill, with the old town perched at 300metres altitude. Roquebrune was in earlier days a quiet village until it, by the turn of the century, was discovered by influential ladies like Queen Victoria and Empress...

Town houses in Vallauris

Vallauris has been a city with pottery traditions ever since Roman Times., traditions which were later carried on by Italian potters from Grasse. Picasso has also worked in a pottery in this town. Today the town houses an exciting Picasso museum:

Houses paited in pastel colors in Villefranche

Villefranche-sur-Mer lies beautifully in a little bay east of Nice. It is a picturesque little port which has, despite its situation close to Nice, retained its original charm with the many ochre-shaded houses. By the harbour there is a little rose-pink chapel, Chapelle St. Pierre, decorated by Jean Cocteau. Villefranche-sur-Mer lies across from...

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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