St Paul de Vence, France is a stunning medieval village sitting proudly on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Cote d’Azur in southern France. The village offers a freest place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the coast below. St Paul de Vence is the best preserved fortified medieval village in the region, and it has become a real draw for tourists.
This beautiful stone village, surrounding landscape and changing lights of the long evenings have inspired many famous painters to move into St Paul de Vence accommodation full time, with even more coming to the village for painting holidays and inspiration. When you first walk around the streets, you will immediately see why. The little shaded squares, ancient fountains, cheerful gardens and magnificent stone architecture cannot fair to inspire and charm, meaning that our first stay in a St Paul de Vence villa will most likely not be your last.
The village is host to a number of great exhibitions, concerts and summer fetes, meaning that there is usually a huge amount of culture to enjoy from an apartment in St Paul de Vence, France. The surrounding countryside is a magnet for walkers and those looking for a horse riding holiday from the stables which surround the village.
This region of the Cote d’Azur is well noted for its fine gastronomy, and St Paul de Vence is no exception. The village is surrounded by vineyards producing richly flavoured local wines, and sampling some of the finest food and wines is easy as there are some exquisite restaurants in St Paul de Vence.
The small town of Vence is just a few kilometres away, tucked into the hills, and has been dubbed the ‘city of art’ due to its numerous galleries and resident artists. It is a magnificent place to escape the crowds, and there is plenty to see and many fine restaurants to enjoy.
If you are looking for a beach holiday, Cagnes-sur-Mer is an idyllic suburb of Nice, with access to some excellent Cote d’Azur beaches. It is a favourite destination for sunbathers due to both its fine beaches and laid back atmosphere.
St Paul de Vence enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, and unless you are looking to take a holiday rental in St Paul de Vence to take advantage of the beaches of the Cote d’Azur, it is almost more advisable to take an apartment or villa outside of July and August, which is when the village becomes a real honey pot for tourists. Temperatures in July and August average around 25°C during the days, and even in winter, averages remain well above 10°C.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is the closest to the self catering St Paul de Vence holiday rentals, and there are regular busses and taxi services servicing the town. British Airways and BMIbaby are the best places to look for cheap flights to St Paul de Vence.