Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is one of France's most visited villages, and it is easy to understand why: the spectacular location and beautiful architecture alone make it worth a trip. Walking through the narrow streets, one does not get the impression that too much has changed since Modigliani painted here at the beginning of the century; the tiny halogen spotlights in the many art galleries look almost like intruders from a different time. Yves Montand lived here during the last few years of his life and often played "Pétanque" with the locals in front of the "Café de la Place".

You can check Saint Paul de Vence's own web site for additional information or visit the village's page on the Provence -- Beyond the French Riviera web site.

The photos on this page were taken on February 28, 1999


Village view

View of the village from the main access road


South entrance to the village   The large fountain

The "Porte du Sud" and the main fountain


Café de la Place

The "Café de la Place" near the main (North) village entrance


Side "street"   Street with laundry

Steps or no steps, these streets are not made for automobiles


Shop entrance

Colorful wares from quaint shops


Rue Grande   Off the beraten track

The Rue Grande and a side street off the beaten track


Fountain detail   Mailbos

Detail of a fountain and the village on a mailbox



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