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
View of the village from the main access road
The "Porte du Sud" and the main fountain
The "Café de la Place" near the main (North) village entrance
Steps or no steps, these streets are not made for automobiles
Colorful wares from quaint shops
The Rue Grande and a side street off the beaten track
Detail of a fountain and the village on a mailbox
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