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“Worth making the trip on public transport” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ville medieval

Ville medieval
Place du Peyra, 06140 Vence, France
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Vence
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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“Worth making the trip on public transport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We travelled by bus-train-bus from Antibes to Vence, and it was well worth it. Vence is a beautiful medieval town, and once through the old gate Porte du Peyra, the selection of shops and restaurants was fun to explore. The views from just outside the walled town are simply stunning. Look out for Les Agapes for a good place to lunch.

Visited June 2014
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“Once you find parking- a nice town to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is necessary to find a place for your car- good luck on the street or in the free lot.

There is a pay lot with few instructions how to pay- confusing.

Definitely worth a stroll and a stop for a drink- you can look at all the other tourists.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Although very touristy it still maintains its charm.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very well maintained and very clean medieval village (which however is older than this with some elements of the town dating back to around the 2nd century AD) with an abundance of shops and restaurants. It was pretty busy in June so I would expect it to be very busy in high season. Parking can be a bit tricky.
Market days as follows: Flowers every morning except Monday in Place du Grand Jardin. 
Fruit and vegetables every morning except Monday in Place Surian. Clothes market every Tuesday and Friday in the Old Town. Antiques: all day Wednesdays in Place du Grand Jardin
This was a favourite place to stay for Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, I think this says it all.
If you are going to visit villages in the region put this one on the list.

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Small, easy to explore, delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a great day trip from Nice. Take the Lignes d'Azur bus (400) from beside the Meridien hotel. It's a bargain at 1.50 Euros. It's a short walk from the Vence bus depot, past the market (Place du Grand Jardin). Pick up a free map from the Tourist bureau on the way and enjoy. Great restaurants on site, too

Visited June 2014
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“Gorgeous and well maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lots of decent restaurants. Go in the early morning before the buses arrive. Try lLa Peyra for fabulous mussels.

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