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Vence - Saint Paul de Vence

Photo of Saint Paul de Vence Photo of Saint Paul de Vence

If you’re looking for a vacation destination mixing intellectual stimulation, athletic activities and natural beauty, the winning duo of Saint-Paul (de Vence) and Vence is it. Although Saint-Paul has been a household name for decades now, lesser known but equally charming Vence is a worth a detour as well. Ideally located between sea and mountains, a short drive from beautiful Nice or Antibes, the two neighboring medieval towns owe most of their popularity to their continuous abundance of art venues and cultural events.

Accordingly, the prestigious Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul is currently showing “Giacometti et Maeght 1946 – 1966”, an exceptional retrospective of the Italian master’s oeuvre featuring no less than 170 of his works.
For maybe less elevated but more fun perusing, these days the Saint-Paul Museum is presenting “Stone Alone in Saint-Paul”, a wide assortment of photos by the late Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, whose talent obviously went way far beyond playing bass in the world’s greatest rock and roll band. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo of "Festival of Flowers" from Henri  Matisse Photo of "Festival of Flowers" from Henri Matisse

Although he was from Northern France, went to the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and spent time in London, Henri Matisse got around to working his way down South in 1905 and eventually settled in Cimiez, a suburb of Nice, in 1917. Unsurprisingly, this visually stimulating environment led him to dwell even deeper into his fearless exploration of forms and colors.  While Matisse’s oeuvre is remarkable for its boldness and eclecticism, the most touching testimony of the master’s deep love for the region is the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence. He worked on it non-stop for four years and considered it his absolute masterpiece. On the other hand, for a more comprehensive view of his incredible creativity, you cannot miss the Matisse Museum in Nice.

With or without the Matisse connection, Nice remains one of the most attractive and fun cities on the Riviera. All types of accommodations are available there from New York Habitat. Read the entire story here…»

 

Soth of France Accommodation: 2 Bedroom Rental in Saint Paul, French Riviera (PR-644) Soth of France Accommodation: 2 Bedroom Rental in Saint Paul, French Riviera (PR-644)

The South of France is a top travel destination for many reasons: the beaches, the Mediterranean, and the bucolic countryside, just to name a few. But artists in particular have long been drawn to a small village in the South of France, Saint Paul de Vence. The town that seduced Matisse, Miro and Renoir with its colors and light remains one of the most famous artist enclaves in the country. It is also the perfect place to delight the art enthusiast in you.

Though it is an extremely popular place, the fall is a wonderful time to visit, since many of the tourists have gone. New York Habitat has several French Riviera vacation rentals scattered around Saint Paul de Vence. One favorite just outside this art-filled village is a two-Bedroom accommodation in Saint Paul, French Riviera (PR644). Read the entire story here…»