St. Paul de Vence is one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, this charming town sits on a hill, fortified and filled with narrow winding streets covered with cobblestones.
The artistic part of St. Paul de Vence is its wide selection of modern and contemporary art in the museums and galleries. The beauty of this little town has attracted many writers, artists and poets in the past to take up residence here, starting with Modigliani in the 1920’s, Picasso, Braque and Miro all stayed in this beautiful place and the famous Russian born artist Marc Chagall who lived here for over 20 years was buried here.
It was a leisure day trip for us, we wondered around this medieval charm, strolled along the ramparts, cruised from one shop to another, walked by numerous cafes, restaurants, galleries, shops, indulged in the street art, fountains, gateways, floral decorated balconies, all this explains why this town attracts more than 2 million tourists per year.
Wonderful view of the the surrounding hills from the ramparts, St. Paul de Vence is both historic and artistic, a beauty of its own which I highly recommend a visit!