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Saint-Paul de Vence

2 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
04 93 32 86 95
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Holywood, , United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A real must see if you are anywhere nearby. Steeped in history and oozing art and creativity. Streets of an ancient hilltop village lined with arts and crafts and cafes. Stayed here for hours just browsing and enjoying the spectacular view. Artists on the cobbled streets with easels, multi coloured silk scarves, unique jewellery. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The look of the place is great. However, it's impossible to really feel the medieval environment. I expected more medieval stuff in the store or some kind of animation. It's impossible to visit the dungeon. The small church was closed in the middle of the afternoon.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful village, well preserved but in July it was a tad too touristy. I'm a tourist too, but I don't much like tourist tatt. The art looked pretty but obviously aimed at ripping off tourists. Shame, it's a great little town and well worth visiting but it was too busy for us and so we escaped to Vence old town... More

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Sydney
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wander through the streets from shop to shop and you'll see crafts of all sorts. An artist's haven with huge views over the countryside.

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Huntington Beach
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you visit the South of France and don't visit St. Paul you have really missed out. I have been visiting for over fifty years, and it only gets better. It is the second largest art market after Paris - so you will find very high quality art in the many galleries around the village. Do they cater for tourists... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This town was the highlight of our trip. What a beautiful village built on a hill overlooking lovely countryside. We spent 1/2 the day here. We had a great time walking through the old town looking at handmade leather goods, wine shops and art galleries. We will definitely be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a charming little village near Nice, nice to stop by for a couple of hours. Most of the shops are overpriced and expensive, with lots of art gallery shops on the Main Street. Best time to visit is first thing in the morning before the tourist buses arrive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stunning place! Can't wait to go back. The village is so beautiful and the views too. Great location to visit the Riviera and the surrounding villages.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have visited this beautiful hillside village on numerous occasions and have always found it special. this year it was not crowded which made it more pleasant to wander around and the quality of goods found in the shops from clothing to crafts and food products seemed vastly improved. The galleries full of interesting sculptures and paintings are worth browsing... More

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Hull, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This beautiful hill top town is completely walled and a joy to visit. Narrow streets filled with art galleries and some gift shops. Explore the tiny alley ways which run off the main street to get a better non touristy feel. Work your way uphill to the church and find the tiny icecream shop opposite the entrance. Italian, yes, but... More

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