Spacious lovely Apartment panoramic view 200m from medieval 'City Historique'
- English, French
About Lindsay Phillips
This is our holiday home. For this reason we hope guests will fall in love with Vence too. Our apartment is very comfortable and fully equiped so that you can experience Vence as your home away from home.
Lindsay Phillips purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Lindsay Phillips chose Vence
We chose Vence because I found it to be so charming pretty and unspoilt, and I chose the apartment because it had character, not just a 'box' and because of the ambiance and lovely open view of mountains and sea, and it is often full of luminous light. Also, one can walk to all the shops - handy for your fresh croissant in the morning. We are on the road leading into the medieval "old City Historique'. The light down here is what the artists talk about. As Henri Matisse wrote to poet Louis Aragon “When I realized I would see that light every morning, I could not believe my good fortune,” Also, we are only 200 metres into the heart of Vence 'Old City' and only 25 minutes from Nice and 20 minutes to the airport. It is a bonus to be surrounded by the history, art galleries and atmosphere, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce and local markets. Fresh natural spring water since Roman times available from the fountain on our street, and there is nothing nicer than walking into the medieval city to choose your fresh hot bagette and croissants each morning and eating them on the balcony! And because you don't need to get the car out, it is much more relaxing and you don't have to worry about driving after dinner! So you can see it has its benefits!
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment has a welcoming ambiance, the benefit of sun all afternoon until it sets over the mountains and the great location: Because we are high up on ave. du colonel meyere, I believe we may be the closest apartment to the Old City that has such a nice open view and yet only 200 metres along the road and you are in the centre of historic Vence life. You are not 'overlooked' and you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the panorama. Very short walk indeed to the medieval walled 'city' and you can experience Vence as it is - a charming, bustling and authentic little French town with a lovely astmosphere which has managed to remain unspoilt. You can manage without a car as the bus services are good and run every 45-60 minutes until about 9pm in summer. The 7 minute drive down from Vence down to the famous village of St Paul de Vence is great. Or take the windy road up to St Jeannet or to Tourrettes. Buses to airport, Nice and sorrounding village. If you have a car then you park opposite in the little car park.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
The sun awning on the balcony must NOT be left open when you are out OR overnight. Sudden strong winds will damage the mechanism & dangerous
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
My husband and I rented this property for a week. It is a lovely flat ideal for two people. It is very comfortable and well equipped with a small balcony with a view and perfect for sunbathing and alfresco dining. The owner is very quick to respond to emails and provides lots of helpful information and advice about the property and the area. The walk to Vence old town is a couple of minutes and once one gets there it has everything one needs and more. Public transport to other places of interest in the area is easy and cheap to use. Whatever you do don’t miss the beautiful Matisse decorated chapel on the hill behind the old town. We loved this flat and this area. We would return ourselves and recommend both to our friends.
Dear Liz. Thank you for your very kind and lovely review. It is so helpful for people looking. I'm very happy when people enjoy the flat and get to discover Vence to see how lovely it is. Still unspoilt and enchanting and so close to everything. Do please come back if and when you can. Best wishes
Delightful well presented home with lots of French accents, comfortable bed, and close to amenities.
We chose Vence because the general area had been recommended to us and also because we could reach our destination easily by public transport which proved to be the case. All other villages in the area as well as Nice, Cannes and other places along the coast could also be reached using the excellent and cheap transport links. The apartment was very comfortable and felt like a home from home rather than some bland holiday let. It was situated close to bakeries and delicatessens, to the main square and also to the medieval "city" walls with its charming narrow streets and pretty squares and abundance of excellent restaurants.
Thank you for your lovely review. It is indeed my 'home from home' and where I take all my holidays, which is why it is furnished in a personal way. I'm so glad you enjoyed the apartment and Vence. I know I'm always happy to arrive there. Please do come back one day. I have to say I have had some lovely guests over the years and they are always kind enough to say they have enjoyed it. Thank you. Lindsay.
Excellent apartment convenient to everything
Well appointed apartment -- superb setting, well kept, just a short walk from the historic medieval core of lovely Vence. Couldn't have been happier.
I'm always so happy when guests discover lovely Vence - it doesn't disappoint - and still unspoilt. And with some 15 bakeries and patisseries we are also very spoilt. I'm delighted you enjoyed the apartment and had a good time. The setting and location is pretty good isn't it. Thank you for your lovely review.
Special apartment close to historic centre of Vence
We have just spent 9 nights in Lindsay's wonderful apartment. Our expectations were raised reading all of the previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. The apartment is tastefully decorated and more spacious than the pictures reflect. We spent many hours relaxing on the balcony with its fantastic views. We never tired of sitting there with a wine or a coffee watching the world go by and seeing the sky changing over the hills.
We loved Vence itself walking around the 'Cite Historique', frequenting some of its wonderful restaurants .... or sitting around the Place Grand Jardin, the main town square where there are regular antiques, clothing or artisan markets. You feel like a part of a french community rather than a tourist which is a good feeling.
Lindsay was so knowledgeable about the area and had provided plenty of information before we arrived and in the apartment itself. This allowed us to easily plan our days. We didn't hire a car, having no trouble using the local bus service to visit Nice, Grasse and Tourettes sur Loup which is a beautiful walled city offering spectacular views of the surrounding area. We also took the opportunity to walk to St Paul de Vence - it was a lovely walk through woodland and definitely worth doing!
All in all, this is a fantastic place to stay and thanks to Lindsay for giving us the opportunity to share her home for a short while.
Thank you Karen for your lovely review. You describe it so well. I'm always very happy when guests enjoy Vence and the flat as much as I do. It is rather special - but then I'm biased! Vence is still unspoilt and yet we are only 25 minutes from the airport. Take care and do come visit again!
Wonderful town charming apartment
A lovely apartment well designed and in a good central location
Beautifully appointed apartment
This apartment is fabulous and very comfortable. It has everything you could possibly need or want for a wonderful stay in Vence. The close proximity to the village and its fabulous restaurants and shops is a real bonus. The food shopping is amazing! One of the highlights is sitting on the balcony just soaking up the ambience!
The beautifully preserved medieval hillside town of Vence (alt.320m) dates back to Roman times. Artists including Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Dufy and Modigliani were drawn to the area by the luminous light. Visit Matisse's chapel Rosaire & Chagall's mosaic in the Cathedral, the many galleries & studios and the wonderful Fondation Maeght modern art museum just 3kms away. Or just enjoy the atmosphere - delicious patisseries and local produce, pavement cafes, Wednesday antique market and colourful fresh produce and clothes markets. Picturesque and Romantic unspoilt Vence is located only 20 mins from Nice airport & the coast. Vence award winning public Swimming pool 2 minutes walk. Hard to believe only 20 minutes from Nice. Very good bus service to Airport, trains and Nice etc. Beautiful views and landscape. Summer outdoor music festivals include 'Les Nuits des Sud in Vence and the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival. Annual 10 day August antiques fair. Christmas lights and atmosphere. Skiiing Greolieres les Neiges 45 minutes. Isola 1.5 hours. We are ideally located to explore the many surrounding villages and towns of the Riviera: St Paul, Nice, Antibes, Biot, Juan les Pins, Cannes, Grasse, Monaco and Italy and there is a good bus and rail service.
Other Activities: summer concerts, medieval villages, art galleries & museums. 15 mins to beach, 30 to Night-life of Nice, Juan or Cannes.
Ski: Vence, alt 320 m, is only 15 minutes drive from Nice airport. A further 40 minutes behind the apartment in Vence is the nearest local ski resort, Greolieres sur Neige. The route by car takes you through the medieval villages of Tourrettes sur Loup and the Gorge du Loup. Gourdon, Bar sur Loup and Grasse are not far off the route. 1.5 hrs drive from either Vence or Nice will bring you to the international resorts of Isola 2000, Valberg and Auron. You can also take the train from Nice. This is convenient for anyone who wants a mixed holiday - skiing and sightseeing.