Les vergers de Saint Paul de vence

To be seen on the French Riviera

Discover one of the most beautiful part of France... 

Walk in the heart of the village

Saint Paul de Vence

(The tourist office of Saint Paul de Vence suggests walks to discover our wonderful village)

Explore the pedestrian heart of Saint-Paul de Vence to discover its history and heritage


Start from the Place Charles de Gaulle (boules court) located at the entrance of the village, under the ramparts. Through the squares and alleys, the story is revealed through about twenty interpretive panels heritage sites, illustrious houses, old life, memorable events… a new Heritage route to mark the immense heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

With its century-old plane trees, it is the place where Saint-Paulois like to meet. On this mythical square, Yves Montand and Lino Ventura played some of the matches. It is bordered by the Café de la Place, where it is good to sit down to enjoy the animation and by the famous Golden Dove which welcomed the greatest artists of the 20th century: Matisse, Chagall,
Picasso, Braque, Léger, Folon…
Walk along the ramparts towards the village and enter through the gate of Vence

The ramparts of Saint Paul, erected by order of Francis I, have remained intact since their construction. The door is lined by a machicolation tower of the 14th century, vestige of the medieval enclosure.

Here lies the painter Marc Chagall who spent the end of his life in Saint Paul, between 1966 and 1985
He lies beside his wife Vava and her brother, Michel.

Leave the cemetery, walk through the Porte de Nice and take Rue Grande. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of its houses that have preserved traces of their past splendour
Take advantage of the main street (Rue grande) to shop in artists' workshops, art galleries, boutiques and craft shops.

ts intimate character and the rustle of water from its fountain invite you to stop by.
Take the time to stop there for a moment, if only to admire the bow door in brace of the No. 9 or to observe the ground floor of the Cherry shop, which we guess was once a stable.
The village has so many surprises in store for you, as well as random discoveries of its streets.

Visite the Maeght Fondation

Saint Paul de Vence

The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is now one of the major international collections

An art foundation created for and with artists

A dialogue between art, nature and architecture

The Maeght Foundation was born from a desire for a place to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms, while artists would come to work and exchange as much as to exhibit.

The Maeght Foundation has one of the largest collections in Europe of paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works of modern art (Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Hepworth, Léger, Miró, Tal Coat, Richier, Ubac, etc.) and contemporary artists. (Bergman, Chillida, Christo, Del Re, Garouste, Immendorff, Kelly, Lam, Mitchell, Takis, Tàpies, etc.)

Over the years, the library of the Maeght Foundation has become, for students, researchers, historians and curators, a veritable centre for consulting rare books and journals devoted to modern and contemporary art.

Everyday :

10AM -17 PM (July-August)

10AM -6PM (for the rest of the year)

Last entry 1/2 hour before closing

Fondation Maeght

623, Chemin des Gardettes

06570 Saint-Paul de Vence


Email : info@fondation-maeght.com     Tel : +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63


Cannes and its islands

Glamorous capital of cinema: discover authentic Cannes!

Admire the Old Port, stroll under the colorful halls of the Forville market, take advantage of the richness of its cultural programme. 

Relax on its fine sandy beaches or get away from it all on the Iles de Lérins.

You will be charmed by the Suquet district, to which narrow streets provide access, such as rue Meynadier. The ensemble was fortified by the abbots of Lérins, lords of the Cannes domain in the Middle Ages, then, in the 16th century, a church, Notre-Dame d'Espérance, was built, at the foot of it, superb views open over the entire bay and, in the distance, towards the Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat islands

The old Chemin de la Petite Croix has become the most famous promenade on the Côte d'Azur, the Croisette. With its palm trees, its palaces, its luxury boutiques and its sumptuous Art Deco buildings, the boulevard opens a turquoise traveling shot over the bay of Cannes and its beauty spots, the islands of Lerins

Facing the bay of Cannes and the Esterel massif, two spots of beauty, the Lerins Islands. Archipelago of legends, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat are two unique jewels where natural and cultural heritage shine. These islands are the unmissable rendez-vous of a stay in Cannes

The DNA of Cannes: the sun and the beach. The Esterel massif in the background, the Lerins Islands for the horizon, the Cannes coastline offers nearly 8 kilometers of beaches. From its beginnings as a health resort during the winter for wealthy foreigners, Cannes is today appreciated for its benevolent and generous sun all year round. Between public beaches and private beaches, let yourself be tempted by this sweet promise of idleness.

The Cannes Film Festival, a professional event in the heart of the capital of the 7th art.

The Cannes Film Festival has been celebrating cinema for over 70 years. The French Association of the International Film Festival has been able to evolve while keeping the essentials: the passion for cinema, the discovery of new talents, the enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from all over the world.

It is a unique moment to see at least once in your life to share the atmosphere of this city and its rise of steps famous throughout the world.

By train or by car, Cannes is very easy to reach.

Do not hesitate to look at the details on the website of the Tourist Office to prepare your excursion.