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Saint-Paul de Vence

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Address: 2 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
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If you can only go to one medieval village the I would go to Vence rather than St. Paul (but either of these rather than Eze). We combined Vence and St.paul in one trip. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you can only go to one medieval village the I would go to Vence rather than St. Paul (but either of these rather than Eze). We combined Vence and St.paul in one trip. Our hearts sank as we went down the Main Street in St.Paul. It was full of tourist shops, galleries and although more individual than Eze was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although the village quickly fills up with tourists it is still a very pleasant place to visit. We got there using the no. 400 bus from Nice (Albert 1er) which costs the princely sum of 1.50 EUR each way and stops right by the village. Try to get there fairly early - we arrived at 10am (it takes an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best thing to do here is avoid the tourists by closing your eyes and walk quickly up the hill to the L'Eglise Collegiale and sit down to reflect on the beautiful chapel and Tintoretti The Chapelle Folon is also worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful village to walk around the pretty cobble stone street in the morning before the crowds. Many art galleries and boutiques. Quite a few eateries with good food. Great views from the ramparts. Chagall is buried in the cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wow what a delightful old Medieval town.We only had a short time there but loved every minute. We found by walking up side streets you were not with the crowds loved the streets houses shops etc. Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

St Paul de Vence is certainly pretty, but it is also very touristy. It only has one main street, and nothing of specific interest to visit other than shops. Worth a walk but don't go too far out of your way.,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saint Paul de Vence is in my honest opinion the greatest village of France - its architecture from the outskirt is multidimensional and proportional - it has a great history and was the home of great artists. Some many art galleries, a great hotel, very hospitable villagers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely afternoon spent here, visited the Maeght Foundation and the town. Loved strolling up the tiny street with lots of interesting shops and galleries. Easy to get here by bus from Nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Cute medieval village. Easy to see all the sites in a day. Wear good walking shoes as it is hilly with uneven streets. Many of the restaurants close between lunch and dinner. Parking can be confusing and congested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Saint-Paul was not easy for us to find by car: mapquest directions sent us astray and we had to stop for directions multiple times. Plenty of parking was found in the parking garage. We visited late in the afternoon, apparently on a non-cruiseship day, because it was not crowded at all. Sunset was stunning. One of my most favorite places... More 

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