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Delightful medieval village

Definitely worth a visit - it has as much charm as many of the old towns on the Riviera although... read more

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Alison L
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Charming and picturesque old town on a hilltop

During this year's visit to the French Riviera we decided to spend a few hours in Saint Paul de... read more

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Place du Peyra, 06140 Vence, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth a visit - it has as much charm as many of the old towns on the Riviera although don't confuse it with St Paul de Vence which is about 3 kms down the road, which has ramparts to walk around. Plenty of cafes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During this year's visit to the French Riviera we decided to spend a few hours in Saint Paul de Vence. For me stories I heard about all the famous or less famous artists (mostly painters) who came here and found their inspiration, was quite intriguing,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit...and eat. Near everything. The weekly Market was a delight!! Vence is beautiful and the old part of Vence makes it a memorable trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come from a drought stricken country, then the abundance of the water available from the fountain of du Peyra do not cease to delight and amaze. Water that has been available for centuries? I hope the people of Vence appreciate it!

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful medieval market town is authentically French and an absolute joy! It’s quieter and a lot less touristy than St Paul de Vence, which is 5 minutes down the road Vence has a lot to offer the visitor - the medieval central area with...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

The village of Vence is well worth a few hour visit to stroll the narrow lanes and small streets, Every side street offers something new to see.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Quaint but not so quaint that you really need to see it. Not many shops, only a small number of good restaurants. Somewhat tattered, along with some of the residents. Bleh.

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I prefered Vence to Saint-Paul de Vence which is a little bit further down the road. Vence is a modern town with a medieval centre which is nice to visit and wander about the old narrow streets. A visit to the church is a must

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Easy to maneuver the narrow, cobblestone streets, charming boutiques, colorful local shops, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, etc.

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

We walked through the old city via the main small pedestrian street. There are many unique art shops along the way. At the end of the street is an overlook and a cemetery where Chagall is buried.

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May 2, 2018|
Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if it is practical. You probably need to go to Nice first.