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Make a villa in Vence your home away from home

Vence holiday villas place guests in one of the more historic walled villages of southern France, with parts of its cathedral dating back to the 4th century. Lying slightly inland from Nice, holiday homes in Vence are very close to its beaches, yet still offer convenient access to the Alpine hinterland. Vence is well known as home to many famous artists and writers, including the English author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence, who died here in 1930. The main attraction of Vence is the village square, however, which plays host to a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars.

Shops and galleries line its shaded alleys, and the medieval old town is an essential must-see. If these charms sound appealing, guests will be pleased to hear that holiday accommodation in Vence comprises mainly of villas, typically fully equipped for a modern self-catering holiday: modern kitchen appliances; dishwashers; laundry facilities; satellite television; DVD players; internet access – most amenities are covered. In addition, many accommodations in Vence also come with access to a pool, whether their own or part of a complex, to offset the slight inconvenience of the three-miles-distant beach.

Things to do

Outdoor pursuits: There are numerous walks in the hills and valleys around Vence, and of course the Alps offer an excursion for winter skiing. The proximity to the coast means the attendant watersports are within easy reach, so tourists can make the short trip every day if they wish, only coming home to a quiet dinner as the sun sets.

Beaches: The beaches of Nice (shingle) and the unmissable Cagnes-sur-Mer (more sand than shingle) are a short drive away, and accessible by public transport if desired. Vence is midway between Cannes and Monte Carlo, too, so those seafront options are also convenient. If Vence sounds a little too quiet, guests might wants to consider the glitz and glamour of Cannes holiday apartments.

Nightlife: Tiny Vence isn't much for the party scene, but for restaurants, it's difficult to top these Provencal gems. Prices can be prohibitive, however, and booking is often essential in summer. There's a two-starred Michelin establishment in Jacques Maximin Table d'Amis. For a boogie, Nice is the best bet.

Shopping: Quaint local galleries and shops punctuate the winding town centre boulevards. For self-catering guests, there's a local food market every morning but Monday, and a Provencal market, selling local produce such as olives, cheeses and meats on Tuesdays and Fridays. Further afield, Cannes and Monaco offer the opulent boutique shopping for which they're rightly famous.

Culture: The village cathedral has parts dating back to the 4th century and is open daily from 9am until 6pm. The Chateau de Villeneuve has a continuing revolution of art exhibits, usually modern in scope. Also, every July and August, there are a series of open-air music concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.

Weather in Vence

The slight altitude and inland aspect of Vence means temperatures in the summer usually top out at a comfortable 25°C or so, while the short, mild winters will see highs in the low-teens. Like the rest of the Cote d'Azur, the rain mainly falls in October and November, and even then, it's not enough to dampen spirits.

Travel to Vence

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is only eight or so miles from Vence, making flying in the most convenient way of getting in. They're pretty much all direct flights, too, as Nice is a major travel hub. Travelling by car is possible, as the south of France is only a couple of days' drive from the south of England, and the journey itself is a pretty one. Trains can shuttle travellers from London in around nine hours.

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Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8160949
7
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #1275725a
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(38 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #50886
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 11
Villa #623231a
14
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1443711a
3
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Villa #678276a
12
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(56 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #486700
56
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8042498
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6633046
6
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #6054265
47
Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #6054265
18
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
House #566227a
15
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #869986a
18
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1081870
6
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #973609a
11
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1277012
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #6673409
5
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #6007328
29
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1110020
14
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1200125a
7
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #8169806
5
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #6054265
1
Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #617959a
16
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8114980
9
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #6280237
17
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6480539
2
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #6280237
17
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1020915a
10
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1412959a
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1416920a
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1047150a
3
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Studio #642818a
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1273299a
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1853899
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #642907a
11
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Studio #642907a
5
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #87810vb
11
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #809315
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #474229
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6491684
4
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #16132
14
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6617739
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #42562
4
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #669664a
17
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1660513
4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #6791719
5
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6481711
Excellent! 4.3/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #77934
10
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1191362a
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #8012123
5
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Recent Reviews

une semaine à Vence

5 of 5
Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans cette très belle maison. La maison est équipée de tout le confort et est à distance de marche de Vence. Tout ce qui est promis dans l'annonce est également présent dans la maison. Il faisait 20°C à midi et bien moins les nuits, mais grâce à la piscine chauffée, nous avons profité à volonté du plaisir d'eau!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Beautiful, fabulous, amazing Villa

5 of 5
This was one of our family breaks to remember. The house was very spacious ,very clean with amazing views. We all felt so relaxed. This is not a boring house. This house has got a good feel to it. The owner was amazing. Celine and Natalie gave us a warm welcome. We couldn't fault this place at all. Just sitting outside gives you a breath taking view. Will definitely visit again.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017