Fantastic location. Very comfortable 'home from home' Car optional. A beautiful, sunny and spacious apartment on the top (3rd) floor of a small building with great open views of the sea towards Cap d’Antibes and mountains behind Vence. Elegantly furnished. Very sunny large balcony with table to enjoy your meals & sunbathing. (2 recliners) Please note there is NO Lift. Flat is located 200 yards from the Porte du Signadour, the old archway leading into the winding streets of the enclosed medieval walled 'old city' of Vence, settled by the Romans. (Alt. 320 metres). The hill-town of Vence has grown up around it. The apartment is just a short walk to all the cafes, restaurants, fresh produce, patisseries and markets. Captivating and so enchanting, Vence is only 20 mins by car from Nice airport & the beaches of Cagnes Sur Mer and 5-10 minutes to the ''perched' village of St Paul de Vence. 10 to Tourrette sur Loup. Good bus service to Airport, trains, St. Paul, Nice and Riviera. A well equipped and comfortable private holiday home, it comprises a large, bright living room/ bedroom & a separate open plan Provencal-style kitchen & dining area which both open onto a South West facing balcony to enjoy the sun and brilliant sunsets. Romantic Vence is famous for fresh local produce & picturesque streets, daily food & antique markets, Nuits des Sud openair concerts in July, and many art galleries, cafes & restaurants of this unspoilt Provencal 'village'. Hard to believe you are just 20 minutes from the airport. The apartment is perfectly located to explore the Cote D'Azur and nearby villages such as Tourrettes sur Loup, whilst Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo & Italy are just a short drive. Vence (alt. 320m) is popular for walking & cycling. In winter, skiing is just a 45 min drive to the nearest resort of Greoulieres. .
Vence - points of interest: Chateau de Villeneuve, Art lovers will see the wonderful Chapel Rosaire created by Matisse - considered his masterpiece - a must see (go on a sunny day to enjoy the stained glass) Vence Cathedral with its Chagall mosaic, Emile Hughes Foundation, Chapel of the White Penitents, Nall Foundation (art school) and the many art galleries, artists studios and craft and pottery shops.
Tuesday and Friday morning markets in the Old City and daily morning flower and local food produce markets in Place du Grande Jardin. Wednesday morning is the antique market.
July has a two week outdoor music festival - Les Nuits du Sud. Summer open air concerts in July/August - Les Nuits des Sud. Summer jazz concerts at Juin les Pins, Antibes.
Local bus service is reliable and extensive. Nbrs 400 and 94 from Vence Ara terminal ends at Nice Routiere, a short walk or bus ride on bus #17 from the main Nice train Station, and stops at the Airport. The 400 stops near the Airport. There are buses to Grasse, Tourrettes su Loup, Bar sur Loup, St Jeannet and St Paul de Vence. At Nice Airport you can catch buses to Cannes and Monaco. You can take the bus from Vence to Cagnes sur Mer Station close to the A8 motorway and then take the train to all points along the coast East and West, to Monaco and Italy and also up to Biot and Grasse. .
Skiing, Walking, Hiking and Cycling: Vence and the surrounding area is very popular for walkers and cyclists year round. The Tourist office can supply Routes for independent walkers and also runs accompanied walks. The nearest ski resort, Greolieres les Neiges is 40 minutes away behind Vence and the international resorts of Isola 2000, Valberg and Auron are 1.5 hrs drive or by train from Nice Station. Look on web for Greolieres les Neiges Alpes Maritimes. Please ask for the website address.