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when in the old town, stroll to the old Frene planted in the 15OO's, and go see the views of the... read more

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Unlike its smaller brother St Paul de Vence, the town of Vence is a living, breathing town with... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
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All reviews old town narrow streets st paul de vence shops and restaurants art galleries grand jardin worth a visit modern town small area enough variety interesting shops crepes views of the mountains down the road working town french village roman times
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Reviewed 1 week ago

when in the old town, stroll to the old Frene planted in the 15OO's, and go see the views of the mountains. Nice Art Galleries, and great little restaurants, especially nice in Summer, for tapas and drinks, and shops close between 1 and 330 pm...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Unlike its smaller brother St Paul de Vence, the town of Vence is a living, breathing town with lots of locals. There are several options for accommodation and it is a convenient and affordable base to visit Nice, St Paul de Vence and other nearby...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Vence is a really easy viby especially in Summer with its amazing music festival Les Nuits du Sud. Winters are more casuals, has lots of different restaurants, little café and art galleries, shops are usualy of very good quality. Defenetly a must

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Vence is delightful. Old town has charming, streets and shops and restaurants. Easy to just walk around. Nearby St Paul is lovely too... More art shops and should be visited but smaller and busier.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob A
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Well preserved and restored old town alleyways with a decent selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The medieval city center is a very nice place to walk and explore. Small pathways, nice little restaurants, shops and bars, cathedral and town hall in the middle. Historic buildings like Auberge des Segnieurs bring back past times and make you forget today's hectic.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The old town of Vence is definitely worth a visit for anyone visiting the city. It is filled with small picturesque streets and interesting shops. The small cathedral is to be found here as well. The atmosphere in this part of town is great. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Vence has been a settlement since Roman times, it has the feel and character of a working town with real people, not just holiday makers but people who live and contribute to the place. We have been visiting for over 35 years, yes the character...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

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