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Saint-Paul de Vence

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Address: 2 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 32 86 95
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A beautiful Provencal village.

We found that the middle of November was the perfect time to visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence as we practically had the entire town to ourselves (save for the odd cat wandering the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mission, Canada
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually it is a beautiful little city. But rather dead atmosphere because all shops and commerce are for tourists. Lots of design/art galleries. But no I would rather go farther into the countryside and visit small villages where normal people live and work.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found that the middle of November was the perfect time to visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence as we practically had the entire town to ourselves (save for the odd cat wandering the streets). Though it was a little chilly, we felt very fortunate to be able to wander the narrow streets of the village and step back in time. We also supremely... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turning inwards on the coastal road trip on the Cote d’Azur, you’ll pass another medieval village on a hilltop, Saint-Paul de Vence. Soak in the historical heritage and do look through the windows of the shops on this hill village. Inside could host some of most renowned art money can buy. In fact, the entire village is quite famed for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never enough time to fully appreciate the art and beauty of the historic community. leave yourself enough time to take it all in. Make sure to leave enough time to go to Foundation Maeght.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful experience. Great day trip from Cannes! This mountainside village has a lovely history, friendly shop owners. Many local artisans and lovely cafes. Definite for visit or destination!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like Eze, St. Paul de Vence is an old hilltop village specializing in small shops, art galleries and restaurants. The narrow cobble stoned streets are charming and, along with the vistas, provide many photo ops. Unlike Eze, which requires several and infrequent travel connections, St. Paul is a simple, single, 40 minute (E1.5) bus ride (#400, every 30 - 45mins)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to be there in Spring or low season (not November until Mid-December as a lot of shops close for vacation). Mornings are the best in summer, or early evening. Great galleries, fantastic Italian icecreams by the Church.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everywhere you turn, you want to take a picture. Or paint a picture. It is a beautiful little artsy town, take the time to really visit the galleries. Loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As previously described, I still could not tell whether I like this place better than Eze. This place is a bit bigger with many galleries (expensive), cookies, food shops but on the day we visited it was really beautiful with thin cloud hanging at the middle of the defense wall and building as our bus 400 from Nice climbs up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we caught the bus from nice bus station took about thirty mins, the village is steeped in charm history and beauty well worth a couple of hours to walk a round the lovely shops.

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