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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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    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    House #486700
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      Excellent! 4.3/5
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      • 1 BA
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      House #1443711a
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        Multiple rentals House #6054265
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          Apartment #669664a
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            • 1 BR
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            Apartment #6834932
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Apartment #1081870
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6617739
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
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                  House #1275725a
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                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals House #6054265
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                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      House #8114980
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 5 BR
                        • 4 BA
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                        Villa #8160949
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6280237
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
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                            House #6007328
                            29
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6280237
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                                • 2 BR
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                                House #1197420a
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                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                  Villa #1110020
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                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    House #1047150a
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                                      • 3 BR
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                                      Multiple rentals House #6054265
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                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Villa #623231a
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                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Chalet #6280237
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                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #6890741
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BA
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                                              Villa #650684a
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                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 1 BR
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                                                House #6703506
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                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  Villa #50886
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                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                    Villa #6633046
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Villa #8169806
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 5 BR
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                                                        House #6791719
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Apartment #52485
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                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Apartment #626587a
                                                            5
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 7 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                              Villa #678276a
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                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                Villa #973609a
                                                                11
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  House #1200125a
                                                                  7
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    House #1906537
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      House #857992a
                                                                      10
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #474229
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                                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                                          Villa #1543346a
                                                                          1
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Apartment #8259515
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                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              Villa #809315
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                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Villa #1029521
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                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #869986a
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                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                    Villa #6491684
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                                      Villa #8042498
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                        House #6673409
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #77934
                                                                                          11
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Guest House #1461845a
                                                                                            9
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #249132
                                                                                              17
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                House #6308868
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 6 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
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    Villa #42562
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Villa #44680
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent villa with infinity pool.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in June with eight adults and a four month old baby. With different arrival and departure days the close access to Nice Airport was ideal. The property was very clean and well maintained. It coped easily with our numbers, with plenty of areas inside and out for people to find their own space when needed. The high quality showers and good hot water supply never ran out despite heavy usage. Beautiful views and sunrises. The pool is a delight and I enjoyed early morning swims when the swifts would swoop down for a drink. We made full use of all the facilities and everything worked. The outside summer kitchen and dining area are excellent with complimentary frog song in the evenings from the rock pool set into the far wall. Jane the English managing agent was very helpful and accessible. We usually book different properties in the Vence area each year but this will be the exception.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A beautiful apartment in a peaceful, rural setting close to many interesting places to visit

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely, spacious, well-appointed apartment. It consists of the whole ground floor of the house and is newly renovated. It is in a quiet, rural area and sits on a height, giving great views of the surrounding area. There is a beautiful pool and seating area in the garden. The owners live in the upper floor and are most welcoming and helpful. There is a hypermarche nearby and an excellent shopping centre, 'Polygone Riviera'. The house makes a great base for sight-seeing. The walled village of St. Paul-de-Vence with its art galleries and art shops is a few minutes away, Nice airport is 20 minutes drive and Antibes, Cannes, St. Jean Cap Ferrat (don't miss the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild), Eze, Monaco, Grasse and Gourdon are all within 30-45 mins drive. We loved every minute of our stay and would love to return to finish the sight-seeing we didn't have time to fit in this time round!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017