Taking A Tour Of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Emily Brown

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a village in the Alpes-Maritimes, southeastern France, made up of narrow streets surrounded by medieval walls that capture the heritage of more than 1,000 years. Either alone, or with a guide, you can wander and explore the history of the artistic village. The village’s beautiful landscape, teamed with its endless art galleries and quirky sculptures, make it an art lover’s paradise and an extremely popular tourist destination.


Saint-Paul-de-Vence is stunning and it’s one of the most underrated patches of the French Riviera. It is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries, such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby.
To add to the artistic heritage of the village, Picasso, Chagall and Miró were among famous painters who were regulars at a local restaurant in the village called La Colombe d’Or.

Foundation Maeght, 623 Chemin des Gardettes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, +33 4 93 32 81 63

Cobbled streets of Saint-Paul-de-Vence at night

St-Paul-De-Vence Cemetary, Chemin de Saint-Paul, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, +33 4 93 32 41 00

Saint-Paul-de-Vence at Night

During the summer and school holidays, the village is so packed with tourists that they walk shoulder-to-shoulder through the narrow streets. Except for just wandering around the village and enjoying the beautiful old buildings and architecture, the most predominant and popular things to see in the village are the numerous art galleries and tourist shops.

A sculpture inside a beautiful chapel in the village

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is full of hidden gems and beautiful buildings decorated with enchanting artwork. A particularly magnificent example of the hidden gems available for all to see are the lovely little chapels, complete with captivating sculptures within its walls.
The streets of Saint-Paul-de-Vence are also littered with interesting and exciting sculptures. Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a truly stunning village and an absolute haven for anyone with an interest in art.

Shops in the streets of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
landscape with balloons floating in the air


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