St-Paul de Vence Pictures
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Saint-Paul de Vence, Côte d'Azur, France.
Saint-Paul is another affluent, tourist-friendly hilltop town near Nice in France's Alpes-Maritimes department, with substantial walls, labyrinthine pedestrian paths, an upper-crust art speciality visible in any number of pricey art galleries, quirky artefacts, hordes of visitors in season and a mass of celebrity inhabitants both old and new, ranging from Yves Montand (French actor), Marc Chagall (Russian-French artist), Bernard Henri-Levi (French philosopher) and James Baldwin (American writer).
The BugCrew saw Jack Nicholson there (looking decidedly porky and unravelled), though he was probably just visiting.
A terraced area outside Saint-Paul town walls.
If you're driving to Saint-Paul from the A8 autoroute follow signs to Saint-Paul, or Saint-Paul de Vence, but NOT to Vence which is another town.
The town walls and walk.
A typical, well-preserved street in Saint-Paul's centre, lined with art galleries; more than 20 in this small town.
More galleries, scarily without prices on display, and we all know what that means.
One of many unique and quirky features.
Hand-painted post boxes, c' est la vie a Saint-Paul.
Notice the ancient vine wrapping around the window bars.
A splendid half-evolved flower-pot. Next, nearby Nice Pictures.
Getting to Saint-Paul (de Vence):
- The nearest large town is Nice, airport too; it's one hour by bus #400. By car take the A8 to exit 47.
- The nearest train station is at Cagnes-sur-Mer, the next town to Nice.
- Other popular Côte d'Azur destinations within 40 kms are Gourdon, Mougins, Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Monaco.
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