HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Vence also enquired about Corsica villas, villas in Sicily and apartments in Nice

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.

"

Favorite
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
    Excellent! 4.4/5
    (8 reviews)
    avg/night
    8
    Favorite
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (23 reviews)
      avg/night
      23
      Favorite
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (10 reviews)
        avg/night
        10
        Favorite
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (20 reviews)
          avg/night
          20
          Favorite
            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (27 reviews)
            avg/night
            27
            Favorite
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (10 reviews)
              avg/night
              10
              Favorite
                Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (43 reviews)
                avg/night
                43
                Favorite
                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (17 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  17
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (10 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    10
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (44 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      44
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        5
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (12 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          12
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (20 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            20
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (48 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              48
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (15 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                15
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  2
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    3
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (14 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      14
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (12 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        12
                                        Favorite
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (20 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          20
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (55 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            55
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (19 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              19
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                8
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (38 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  38
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    6
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      5
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Very Good! 4/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        9
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          8
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            12
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              8
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                8
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  9
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    2
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      2
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        18
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          9
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (23 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            23
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              4
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                1
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      View details for price
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          18
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  21
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful family get together.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely villa situated within an easy stroll to Vence, our group ranged in age from 3 to 60 and everyone managed the walk with ease. We ventured in everyday either for breakfast or supper, a fantastic village. The pool was a star attraction, a little more shade needed at some times of the day and a few more sunbeds would have made it perfect. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the numerous bathrooms a real bonus. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Audrey but my daughter said she was absolutely lovely and gave us all the information we needed for our stay. All the family agreed it was a great find!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      My wife and I have just returned from a fortnights holiday in Lindsay's apartment in Vence.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Vence itself is a lovely and charming town well worth visiting and Lindsay's apartment is in a fantastic location close to the ancient walled town with panoramic views from her balcony, on which we spent many a happy hour with a glass or two! The apartment has everything you could possibly require for a self catering holiday and then some. We would strongly recommend it to anyone contemplating this area as we have just enjoyed one of our best holidays ever.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017