Saint Paul de Vence, open up to Art
Saint Paul de Vence is world wide famous, for and by artistes that discovered truly inspirational environment for their creativity and art work. They found here the “Provence light” and the most beautiful sceneries, from Saint Paule de Vence you can admire the spirit of Provence.
Today Saint Paul de Vence is home to over 24 Art Galleries, feel free to dip and out of these free venues as you enjoy the picturesque streets of Saint Paul de Vence.
The picturesque charm of Saint Paul de Vence : Panoramic views of Provence
The history of St Paul is closely linked to that of Vence. Like Vence, St Paul is a medieval village with high ramparts that, many years ago, protected the inhabitants from attack. Today, at the top of the ramparts, one can enjoy an exceptional view of the surrounding countryside.
Amongst the small streets of St Paul, you will discover the Chapel of the ‘Penitents Blancs’ decorated by Folon, the Collegiate church and the dungeon, a symbol of revolutionary times.
Saint Paul de Vence a place frequented by celebrities
A large number or artists have stayed in St Paul from the 1920s: Dufy; Renoir, Chagall (whose body lies in St Paul cemetery).
Writers also came to discover this pretty village such as Giono and Cocteau.
Filmstars such as Roger Moore, Yves Montand, have also spent time in St Paul de Vence
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