Saint Paul de Vence is famous for its medieval ramparts, narrow cobbled streets and stone houses, as well as for its many art galleries.
The medieval ramparts offer a breathtaking view of the sea and the surrounding mountains.
The city is also known for its rich artistic heritage, with many art galleries and museums, including the Maeght Foundation.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the village of artists on the French Riviera par excellence. Come and stroll inside its ramparts, in the cobbled streets, and come across countless craft stores, workshops and art galleries! Discover the cultural heritage of the Côte d'Azur, and visit the Maeght Foundation and the CAB Foundation. The village is also an invitation to gastronomy, go to the small farmers' market or to the vineyard to taste typical Provencal dishes.
The village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a medieval village perched on a hilltop 15 minutes from the sea. It offers an exceptional panorama, and a mediterranean climate appreciated by tourists.
Discover this resort filled with history and activities of all kinds.
The village is typically Provencal and has an important historical and cultural heritage.
It was entirely surrounded by 16th century ramparts built on the orders of François I.
When you arrive, you will inevitably come across the famous inn La Colombe d'or. It has hosted many artists such as: Yves Montand, Marc Chagall, Modigliani, Picasso, or Matisse ... and still houses many of their works
The Maeght Foundation
The Maeght Foundation is dedicated, by the will of its founders, to modern and contemporary art. It has one of the most important European collections of works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
More than 13,000 works from the permanent collection are on view in temporary exhibitions and on display.
The gardens become the ideal place for monumental sculptures, in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
623 chemin des Gardettes, 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
04 93 32 81 63
Full price: 16 €.
Students, under 18 years old : 11 €.
Children under 10 years old : free
The CAB Foundation
The CAB Foundation is housed in a 1950s building that was completely renovated by French architect Charles Zana.
This foundation reflects the collection of Hubert Bonnet and his passion for minimal art. It is inspired by the constructivist period until today, and presents the work of singular artists.
5766 chemin des Trious, 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
04 92 11 24 49
Full rate: 12 €.
Reduced rate: 8 € for children from 12 to 18 years old, students and job seekers (proof will be requested at the entrance).
Free for children under 12 years old, and for disabled people?
From October 31, 2022 to March 1, 2023: visit by appointment only. Contact email@example.com
Discover the SOL restaurant in the gardens of the CAB Foundation.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch or tapas at the end of the day, enjoy an exceptional setting!
The Folon Chapel
Discover the Folon Chapel, which houses the work of Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. It is the last chapel of artists in the southern Mediterranean. A place to visit to learn more about this artist: his conception of stained glass and sculpture, and his fascination for light.
Place de l'église, 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
04 93 32 41 13
Full price: 3 €
Free for children under 12, people with reduced mobility and job seekers.
If you look down on the streets of the village, you can admire the ground covered with pebbles.
For the record, the streets of Saint-Paul were originally made of earth and it was Mayor Marius Issert who had them paved in the early 1950s, according to Provencal tradition.
Workshops & Galleries
In the streets of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, art is an integral part of the landscape.
Modern, contemporary, singular or naive art, there is something for everyone.
Discover the many artists' studios, galleries and exhibitions that make these streets a real open-air museum.
The village of Saint-Paul-De-Vence is dotted with artistic structures and installations, which you can admire during your visit.
The small farmers' market
On Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9am to 2pm, the small market of Saint-Paul takes place on the place du jeu de boules.
Taste the Provencal and artisanal products and discover the flavors of the Mediterranean.
The small producers offer you: fruits, vegetables, cold cuts and cheeses from small producers and many other typical products of the region!
Fancy a glass of wine?
Under the western ramparts of the village is a small organic and biodynamic vineyard.
Julien, who takes care of this wine estate, invites you to share a unique and friendly experience with the wine growers.
Program: visit and tasting at the Saint Joseph estate
160 chemin des vignes, 06 140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup
06 09 28 26 59
Shopping in Saint-Paul
Want to bring back a souvenir and immortalize your visit?
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is animated by its stores which welcome you every day of the year.
Meet local craftsmen and Provencal know-how.
Clothing, accessories, decorations, works of art... You will surely find what you are looking for in one of the 100 stores in the village!
Access to Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Motorway A8 : exit n° 47 Villeneuve Loubet, Cagnes sur Mer, Vence coming from Marseille;
or exit n° 48 Cagnes sur Mer, Vence coming from Nice or Italy
Follow the direction La Colle sur Loup / Vence : RD 436
Saint-Paul de Vence is located between La Colle sur Loup and Vence, 15 minutes from the highway
From Nice city center: tramway line 2, from the city center to the Parc Phoenix stop. Then line 655 (Parc Phoenix / Promenade Airport / Saint-Laurent du Var / Cagnes sur Mer / La Colle sur Loup / Saint-Paul de Vence) every 30 to 45 minutes.
Nearest train station : Cagnes-sur-Mer
Take the bus n°655 (Cagnes-sur-Mer - Stop Square du 8 mai SNCF / Saint-Paul de Vence : 15 minutes).