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Review: Saint Paul de Vence



Art in the South of France

  • By SilverTraveller Jenjens

    99 reviews

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  • Sep 2012
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I was very interested to see the recent TV series on art in the Cote d'Azur introduced by Richard E. Grant. Last year I spent a week in the Cote d’Azur staying at Nice and Antibes, where I was able to indulge my love of art. Antibes is the home of a Picasso museum; and Nice and the nearby areas have much to offer.

I would recommend going to St Paul de Vence if you are of an artistic bent. This pretty little town is definitely worth a visit. It is easily accessible by bus from the town of Cagnes.

The town itself consists mainly of picturesque alleys with an abundance of galleries. There are a number of restaurants and cafes, including the Colombe d’Or famed for its remarkable art collection. As pointed out, however, it is ferociously expensive, unlike the Cafe de la Place opposite where one can sit and pass the time watching the rich patrons whilst enjoying very reasonably priced food with a carafe of excellent wine.

In the hills a short walk from the centre is the Fondation Maeght which houses many works of modern art including works by Chagall, Miro and Braque. The artwork is perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but it is well worth visiting.

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