The Tourist Office of Saint Paul de Vence invites you to discover its village surrounded by its ramparts built on the orders of François 1er, St Paul is certainly one of the most beautiful villages of Provence. Built on its rocky spur, the beauty of the place has inspired many artists. Art lovers can visit the galleries of contemporary artists as well as the two art foundations of the town: the Maeght Foundation and the CAB Foundation. At the highest point of the village there used to be a castle, but unfortunately today only a small building remains in which the town hall is located, right next to the 14th century church renovated by the artist Folon.
To visit Saint Paul de Vence is to walk through a typical perched village. From the Royal Gate to the South Gate, passing through the (pedestrian) street, you will discover magnificent stone facades from the 16th and 18th centuries. Get lost in the maze of streets, gardens, small shady squares, and find the old fountain. In the second half of the 19th century, the inhabitants of the town even had to buy the ramparts to protect them from destruction. Enjoy a walk around the ramparts to the end of Saint Paul to admire the magnificent views of the surrounding hills, the Côte d’Azur and of course the sea.
The Tourist Office is open every day except Sunday
Opening hours from 10 am to 6 pm