Discover the village of Saint Paul de Vence
From the heights of its hill, the fortified village of Saint-Paul de Vence is one of the most visited villages of France.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is an extremely attractive medieval village that you can visit during your holiday at the Holiday Green campsite in Fréjus. This fortified city is halfway between Cannes and Monaco, 60 km from the property.
Much of Saint Paul's charm lies in its setting. Standing on a hill among the valleys of the Pays de Vence, it has preserved the medieval charm of the fortified cities that guarded the Var border until the end of the 19th century. Since the inauguration of the Maeght Foundation, which houses works by major artists of the 20th century (Staël, Kandinsky, Léger, Soulages, etc.), it has become one of the most important places of modern art in France.
From the heights of its hill, the fortified village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most visited in France. Indeed, impossible to pass in the surroundings without taking a walk in this medieval village by the sea.
The narrow streets winding between the picturesque houses invite you to explore the medieval village to admire its exceptional architectural heritage. The visit of the village lasts approximately one hour from the bowlers' playground. Apart from the fortification, the ideal places for unforgettable walks are also numerous. You will discover a generous nature at the foot of the ramparts: vineyards, orange trees, lemon trees ... the scent of the vegetation provides a total appeasement, and the beauty of the place ensures the change of scenery that you seek. Ride the city and once at the top of the hill you will enjoy a magnificent view of the vegetation surrounding the village and an exceptional panorama with the sea in the background.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is home to a variety of landscapes within its ramparts. While visiting the place, you will discover exceptional monuments that have marked the history of the village. Visit for example the Chapel of the White Penitents wonderfully decorated by Jean-Michel Folon. The quality and beauty of the stained glass window are so fascinating, as is the sculpture that adorns the interior of the chapel.
If you are art lovers, St-Paul-de-Vence will satisfy you, because the city is full of galleries where are exposed various collections of famous artists. Take a tour of the Museum of Local History to discover wax characters dressed in period costumes. It's a great way to learn more about the history of the village and its traditions. The Auberge de La Colombe d'Or is also an essential address to enjoy delicious dishes while enjoying the works of Pablo Picasso, Jacques Prévert and other world-renowned painters.
Guests can also enjoy a guided tour to explore the historic sites of this fortified village. A guided tour will allow you to know the history of the most emblematic monuments of the city, namely the civil buildings and religious buildings such as the Collegiate Church of the Conversion-of-Saint-Paul, the Chapel Sainte Claire, the ramparts, and even more.