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Saint-Paul de Vence

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Address: 2 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
Phone Number: 04 93 32 86 95
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Medieval Fortified Village

Great to see the way the villagers defended themselves. Brutal times when this place was built. You were on your own and you can see they were prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great to see the way the villagers defended themselves. Brutal times when this place was built. You were on your own and you can see they were prepared.

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Hudson, Quebec Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the nicest "village perche" in the area. Lots of shop and restos. Take a walk through the cemetary and visit the grave of artist Chagall. Make sure you visit the Fragonard perfume shop. Prices are great and the items are beautifully made.

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riberac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A lovely place, although nowadays it's hard to imagine Chagall beavering away here. Even though we visited in early February there was still a steady flow of tourists through the narrow twisty lanes. Lots of art, good and not quite so good (we did see a Chagall signed print but were too scared to ask the price) but sadly not... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You cannot not like Saint Paul de Vence. But avoid the peak times. You will see so much art work all around the city and this is a place loved by artists and actors like Yves Montand or Picasso.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Previous reviewers are on the mark. This is a fun, ancient, hill town with narrow streets to wander in and interesting artisans around every corner. But that bus ride is tedious, with frequent stops and, reportedly, no guarantee that you'll be able to get on the bus home when summer crowds hit. Plus our driver was the first stereotypical "rude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can catch the number 400 bus from the beachfront in Nice , every 45 minutes , takes about an hour and costs 1euro 50 cents. This local bus drops you of at the road into the town , unlike many of the 'tours' who have to park up and drop some twenty minutes away. This hilltop village is a... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Don't miss going to Saint Paul de Vence, one of the jewels of Provence! Get lost in the maze of narrow and picturesque alleys, the beautiful gardens and ancient fountains. No wonder Saint Paul de Vence is a favourite subject for photographers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We drove up here one January morning, and although nothing opened until around 10 am, we delighted in walking along the outside of this medieval village, taking in the views and enjoying the narrow stone streets full of greenery and little passageways. We picked up jam and other goodies from one of the shops, which I highly recommend (I wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you want to spectacular views and also enjoy a very old village filled with art and artist, then this is the place to go. Walking the streets is a little adventure not knowing what kind of art you might find around the corner. I prefer it of season when it's less crowded but for all means go whenever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Extremely beautiful and breathtaken medeviel hilltop village. For those intereted in arts of all kind, a dream come true. Narrow allys, views you dont forger. Tha artpieces are not as expensive as you might think. Nice place, with small minus that million others knows it as well. During high season, quite crowdy. If you visit the place with your own... More 

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