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Exploring the Tastes and Sites of Saint Paul de Vence

Contributor blog post by Laura:

Saint Paul de Vence is a beautiful medieval town in the South of France, close to Nice. It has nice narrow streets, terraces, restaurants and breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We loved walking around in this picturesque place!

The main square of the town is just outside of the city walls and it is the place where people play ‘pétanque’. It has terraces with a view on the pétanque court, so you could sit here and watch the game be played.

…Continue reading here to see Laura’s lovely photos from their day in Saint Paul de Vence.

Visitor Tips Saint Paul De Vence:

Art Lovers:

Make sure to visit the Fondation Maeght with one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Europe. Art dealer Aimé Maeght and his wife Marguerite created the vision for this centre for the public to view modern art in many forms – painting, sculpture and graphic design. The permanent collection includes pieces by Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Leger and Miró. There are temporary exhibitions as well. Fondation Maeght is open all year.

Fondation Maeght website
623, chemin des Gardettes
06570 Saint Paul de Vence
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63


Laura and her family had lunch at centrally located Restaurant Le Tilleul. A lovely terrace and good food. What more do you need?

Feel like a splurge? Famous for its gourmet food and striking art collection is La Colombe d’Or a restaurant for all seasons and having lunch there feels more like visiting an art exhibit. The stained glass dove sign and large wooden doors make for a circumspect entrance where you enter the sandstone patio under the shade of parasols and olive and fig trees. (Read the whole story here)

Pétanque it’s not for Visitors:

Le Cercle in Saint-Paul de Vence. In all my years of world travel, I have only felt this deep sense of belonging once. It came through the wonderful game of pétanque while spending a year living and working in Provence. Read Paul Shore’s story here and about his book “Uncorked” here.

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Laura’s family is multicultural. She is Dutch, and lives in Switzerland, with her French-Swiss husband and two (2) boys. The family travels for pleasure (and leisure) discovering new places, exploring different cultures and enjoying the people that they meet. Laura says, “I am curious, and I love the fact that travelling always triggers the curiosity of children.”

Let’s Explore the World with our Family is Laura’s blog about visiting new places and diverse scenery that sparks the seeds of curiosity and questions in both their children and themselves.

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