Things to see and do - Vence
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Vence Travel guide
Vence : Michelin's recommendations
At the foot of the Baous mountains, Vence is surrounded by beautiful countryside dissected by ravines and rivers with crystal-clear water. The old town is a medieval gem, with a fine château on Place du Frêne in the shade of an old tree (according to tradition it was planted by François I and Pope Paul III in 1538), and town walls studded with five gates. Its network of narrow alleyways is lined by market stalls, art galleries, restaurants and shops selling handicrafts and Provençal delicacies.
Tourist attractions Vence : Things to see and do
466 av. Henri-Matisse F - 06140 Vence
Considered by Matisse to be his masterpiece, this 1951 chapel has blue and white tiles and a surmounting wrought-iron cross (13m high). Inside one is taken aback by the contrast of the pure colours of its stained glass against a white background. Eve..
Place Du Grand Jardin F - 06140 Vence
La Victoire benefits from a privileged location between sea and mountains in the medieval town of Vence, just 16 km from Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport. Modern in design, the en suite rooms are all air-conditioned and soundproofed. The rooms propose elega..
258 Chemin Cantemerle F - 06140 Vence
Hotel Spa & Restaurant Cantemerle is located in Vence between Nice and Cannes and is just 15 km (9 miles) from the airport. It is open from April to mid-October. It is entirely air conditioned and offers comfortable double rooms and semi-detached ro..
167 avenue Bougearel F - 06140 Vence
With its outdoor swimming pool and garden terrace with panoramic sea and mountain views, the Miramar is located in Vence, 200 metres from the historic centre. Nice-Cote d’Azur Airport is just 15 km away. Offering free Wi-Fi, each guest room at the M..
4 pl. Clemenceau F - 06140 Vence
Enjoy fine fare in this appealing little contemporary restaurant. Sample langoustine rolls with baby vegetables, rack of lamb with herbs, chocolate mousse with mango compote... seasonal freshness, chalked up on the slate.
10 av. Henri-Isnard F - 06140 Vence
This restaurant is set in a long room decorated in pastel tones with paintings of romantic inspiration and wrought-iron furniture. In addition, there is charming terrace and wooden bridge plunging into the countryside. It offers light dishes, such as..
15 av. Henri-Isnard F - 06140 Vence
La Farigoule is the name given to thyme in the Vence area. This restaurant is a true paradise with palm trees, ivy, rhododendrons and hibiscus. Rediscover Provence here, thanks to homemade rabbit terrine and shallot preserves, and pan-fried fillet of..
2490 av. des Templiers F - 06140 Vence
The inventive Yannick Franques combines delicate, subtle flavours with stronger, headier aromas in this restaurant, which provides guests with a unique dining experience.
247 av. de Provence F - 06140 Vence
This restaurant offers creative, market sourced fare that is as fresh as can be and constantly changing. It is served in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. Need one mention that the chef is talented and passionate, and his restaurant reflects that i..
5 r. de l'Évêché F - 06140 Vence
Each Thursday in summer, classical music recitals take place on the little square where this restaurant is located. Carefully prepared and generous market sourced cuisine made from the freshest ingredients. Brunch on Sundays. Need one say more - a re..
1 r. du Dr-Binet F - 06140 Vence
In a wing of the château de Villeneuve, this authentic country inn is timeless. Diners enjoy Provencal classics and spit-roasted meat dishes. For those staying overnight, the rooms are modest but well presented. It comes as no surprise to learn that ..