Saint-Paul-de-Vence, or the Côte d'Azur is just a village

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, or the Côte d'Azur is just a village

From its rocky outcrop, the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence seems engaged in infinite slumber, heedless of its magnificence even though recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

This commune of stones and painters overlooks the Provençal countryside and the plain extending to the sea.

You tend to lose count of the times an alley leads you to an exceptional view. The light is almost breathable, as it seems fused with the wind. You will recognize the inhabitants by their leisurely pace, modelled on the sweet life that reigns in a world that seems protected from any urgency. They will show you, for example, that the painter Marc Chagall is buried in the little cemetery close by. Near the walls, ornate arcades and hidden staircases follow one another like so many ornaments that snake in all directions. In a sunny alley along the walls, hand-made and hand-painted signs greet you with symbols. A contemporary art gallery appears alongside artisan's workshops, which sometimes also function as small shops (jewellers, leather creations, antiques, etc). Beyond these beauties, the Maeght Foundation, inseparable from the village and its fame, is a necessary stop during your visit. Nestled among stone pines, this private modern art museum shelters works by Miró, Chagall, Max Ernst and Giacometti among others. A uniquely beautiful circuit! There are just so many details and secrets to discover here.

2 rue Grande
06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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