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The TOP experiences to enjoy in Saint‑Paul‑de‑Vence!

A hotspot for art in its fortified enclosure, Saint-Paul de Vence has established itself as one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES on the Côte d’Azur. A journey to meet artists, inhabitants and 1000 years of history! Depending on your desires, here are the TOP experiences in Saint-Paul de Vence not to be missed for any reason!

ENTER THE WORLD OF ART IN SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE

This LIGHT that enchanted Marc Chagall, “THE BEST THERE IS”, attracted numerous artists and continues to inspire modern-day artists in the countryside or within the village walls. From alleys to squares, right up to the Maeght Foundation, ART IS AT HOME HERE. A stain-glass window by Folon; a collage by Prévert at the Colombe d’Or; a fountain by Braque at the Maeght Foundation; a Venus by Tobiasse: the creative history of Saint-Paul de Vence can be traced back endlessly as you stroll.

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MEET ARTISTS IN THEIR WORKSHOPS

Rue Grande and beyond, creative artisans, artists and gallery owners open the doors to the art world to you. Here we SHARE, we DISCUSS, we enter into the creative sensitivity of some one hundred painters, sculptors, ceramicists, etc. The subject speaks to the visitors that cross the threshold.
RUE GRANDE, THE OPEN-AIR “MUSEUM”

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THE CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION!

This summer, Jacques Monory

The Maeght Foundation is a story of family and friendship. While Aimé and Marguerite Maeght dreamt up and financed it in collaboration with the Catalan architect Josep Lluis Sert, their artist friends played a personal role in its design and creation, each appropriating a space in the future foundation. Consequently, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder and even Fernand Léger found a perfect place for creativity here where the rooms and gardens converse in the most perfect harmony.

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DIVE INTO THE POETIC WORLD OF FOLON…

…And DISCOVER the last chapel by the artist from the south Mediterranean.

Discover the admirable work devised by the artist Jean-Michel Folon and his artisans. An invitation to find out more about the links woven between the artist and Saint-Paul de Vence over more than thirty years.
Self-tour or guided visit by a guide-lecturer from the Tourist Information Centre.

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LIVE HISTORY, ON A NATURAL SCALE

NEW – Nature and heritage walk on the Henri Layet fortifications interpretation trail

Take the new trail laid out at the foot of the western ramparts in order to understand the historic context and architectural principles of the fortified enclosure decided on by François I and discover an agricultural past that lives on and that is now protected.

Self-tour – 6 interpretation tables + bonus multimedia content via NFC chips.

A walk accompanied by the guide-lecturer from the Tourist Information Centre can be booked on request.

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100% LOCAL TO SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE

Not to be missed during your visit!

THE LITTLE COUNTRY MARKET on Wednesday morning, in Place du Jeu de Boules.
A moment of pleasure to share freshness, flavour and good humour, and to fill up on the local products!

WINE from Saint-Paul, a tasty surprise! Go and meet Lydie in her little 14th century wine cellar on Rue de l’étoile. A graduate of the Suze La Rousse wine university, she won’t run out of wine growing culture and stories, so you can enjoy a moment you won’t forget.
Tasting of Saint-Paul wine and vintages – Friendly welcome – Unusual and intimate location with small tables.

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ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE of a private guided visit

A choice of 6 themes depending on your preference!

A keep? Marc Chagall? A date on a bastion? Enter the intimacy of the village with the guide-lecturers from the Tourist Information Centre.
New: the Henri Layet fortifications interpretation trail; Art & Heritage (visit + entry to the Folon Chapel included); The Folon Chapel; In the footsteps of Marc Chagall; The Maeght Foundation; Petanque lesson.

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BY LAMPLIGHT… a different look at the history and heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence

Your summer appointment, every Thursday evening.

Enjoy the coolness of the alleys, the tranquillity of the village and listen to the legends, anecdotes and all the secrets of Saint-Paul de Vence told to you by a guide-lecturer.
To be discovered as night falls: the Historic Monuments that make up the richness of Saint-Paul’s heritage, the ramparts, the towers and the pontis (a mullioned window), the cemetery and many other curiosities…
An unusual trail to dive into the history and intimacy of the village.
Every Thursday at 21:30 in July and 21:00 in August.
Booking recommended. Limited number of places.

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HAVE FUN AND SHARE WITH THE FAMILY!

THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WITH CHILDREN! Unforgettable holiday memories guaranteed!

1. PLAY AT BEING A KNIGHT in the medieval enclosure, day and night (by lamplight).
2. LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MIRO GARDENS AND LABYRINTH at the Maeght Foundation. Free for the under 10s.
3. EXCHANGE SECRETS with artists in their workshops and find works of arts in the village streets.
4. TRY PETANQUE on one of the most famous pitches in the world and learn from experts.
5. FILL THE PAGES OF A TRAVEL JOURNAL. Take improbable photos, because when you’re little, you are also bound to be an artist!

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