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“A bit touristy but great views”

Saint-Paul de Vence
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Montreal, Canada
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“A bit touristy but great views”
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
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Wiltshire, Engalnd
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“Unspoilt medieval village”
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
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Definitely make it part of your trip to the Cote D'Azur”
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
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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“Hilltop walled town with great views”
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
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London, United Kingdom
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“Busy but a must see”
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
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