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..
128 Avenue Henri Giraud F - 06140 Vence
The Villa Roseraie is set in a 19th-century, Provencal villa and features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. Vence historic centre is just a 4-minute walk away and Cagnes-sur-Mer Beach is 10 km away. Individually decorate..
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..
2340, route de Cagnes. F - 06140 VENCE
Situated at the edge of Vence and St Paul de Vence, the owners welcome you to their Auberge with its modern rooms decorated in the colours of Provence: sun and azur. All the rooms are soundproofed, en-suite with bath or shower, have WIFI and satellit..
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..
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 ..
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..
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.
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..
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..