A day-trip not to be missed! And only 30 minutes from Cap d’Antibes. 

St. Paul de Vence, a charming walled village dating back to the 9th century, is filled with art galleries and high-end shops with captivating French goodies. It is small and compact -- any easy walk to all corners. The town captivated Roberta Klotsche and she favored it even over Oostburg.

St. Paul de Vence is a pedestrian only city, except for a handful of cars owned by the local residents, whose ancestors also date back to the 9th century.

The streets are narrow, cobbled and exactly the same as they have been for centuries. Don’t forget to visit the cemetery where Marc Chagall is buried. He lived and painted here from 1966-1985, and it is said all his paintings during this period are paintings of love.

 

 

 

 

Chagall RIP
Chagall RIP
 

Outside the city wall is a wonderful and yummy restaurant called La Colombe d’Or, with a great courtyard for lunch.   The restaurant's inside walls are still lined with works of famous artists who used to live here and eat in exchange for one of their pieces of art.

La Colombe d'Or -- A 'thumbs-up' Restaurant
La Colombe d'Or -- A "thumbs-up" Restaurant
 

Close by, and also a must visit on the same day, is the Foundation Maeght containing 30,000 modern and contemporary works of sculpture and art including a huge collection by Joan Miró.

Outside Grounds of the Foundation
Outside Grounds of the Foundation