- Location: In Alpes Provence in Southeastern France
- Attraction Type: Historic town
- Significance: A historic medieval town in French Riviera
- Best time to visit: All through the year
- How to reach: By railway to Cagnes-sur-Mer and then by road A8, alternatively by road A8 from Monaco, or Nice
- Nearest International Airport: Nice Cote d’Azur Airport
Vence in French Riviera is an excellent combination of a rich heritage and a mild climate throughout the year. This medieval city resplendent with heritage buildings and sublime culture is a favorite tourist destination among everyone visiting France. The easy-paced lifestyle of the local inhabitants along with the clean surroundings makes your holiday an endearing experience.
Vence in France has commendably preserved structures and buildings which go back to even the 12th century. The list of such illustrious buildings is virtually unending. The Marseilles erected in the 12th century still glorify Vence’s skyline. The Tower, The Gate and Fountain of Peyra, Place Clemenceau, Courtyard of the Provost, the ‘taurobole’ stone, Porte du Signadour, Place Godeau, Porte d’Orient, Portail Levis, and Rue de la Coste are some of the outstanding structures that would amaze you.
A tour to Vence would take you back centuries where each and every building was a piece of art. Take a cycling tour of this engrossing town. Begin your tour by visiting Our Lady of Nativity Cathedral, followed by visits to Matisse Chapel, Cultural Center, At Galleries, and Conservatory. The Conservatory is a new addition to the long list of heritage sites in Vence. Founded in 1976, this is the nursery of budding musical talents.
The ‘Violeta Pax’ representing peace and harmony through 52 icons is a treat to watch. Painted representation of ‘mankind’s road of burden’ is particularly exceptional. Harmony and Peace also represented by images on the buildings of Old Town are also outstanding.
Accommodation and Dining in Vence
For staying in Vence you might choose among hotels, guest houses, and apartments. Among the notable hotels, you have a choice among Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, Le Miramar, Le Floreal, Le Parc Hotel, and Mas de Vence.
To satisfy your culinary needs you could try the delectable recipes in L’Armoise, La Litote, Le Vieux Couvent, Only Vous, and Chez Pierre et Marie France.