We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A bit touristy but great views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul de Vence
2 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
04 93 32 86 95
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$137*
and up
Monaco Super Saver: Small-Group Tour of Cannes...
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Attraction details
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“A bit touristy but great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Although St Paul de Vence is a nice village with great views close from Nice, it's still a tourist trap with high prices, commercial feel and a load of visitors. There's a lot of unspoilt hilltop villages with more authentic feel and great views in the area (see Saorge or St Jeannet).
FYI, we parked for free outside the village along the D2 and walk up to the village. The walking was actually the best part of our visit with great photo ops of the village.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

944 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    626
    254
    53
    6
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Wiltshire, Engalnd
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Unspoilt medieval village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Despite being a tourist attraction, St Paul de Vence retains its character as development apears to have been very limited. A great place to while away a couple of hours down the little streets ahd alley ways.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Definitely make it part of your trip to the Cote D'Azur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a great side trip. Only about 30 ,minutes from Nice. Easy to find. The underground parking was only about 11 euros for 4 hours. A great walled city with nice art galleries and shops. Easily can spend a couple of hours here. Had a nice salad on a terrace with a view.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Hilltop walled town with great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Make sure you put St Paul in your GPS - St Paul de Vence does not register! Have visited a number of times. Quaint walled hilltop village that has two good hotels and is commercialised for the tourist industry. One carpark at bottom of old town which is always packed. Small shops seeling art and brick a brac but go for the views and history. If you eat outside walled town cheaper than inside walls. Well worth a visit but don't be tempted to spend money in shops - tourist traps!

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Busy but a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Don't park in the main car park, it's very expensive, easier to park nearby. The place is heavily developed and very busy, but you can't visit this are and not see it.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Saint-Paul de Vence also viewed

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Eze, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 
St-Paul-de-Vence, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
 

Been to Saint-Paul de Vence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Saint-Paul de Vence, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.