Must See in Saint Paul de Vence 2017

Welcome to Saint Paul de Vence, what 's on 2017!

Saint Paul de Vence

With the arrival of Spring the French Riviera is becoming busy once again with tourists.

Streets, restaurants, beaches and museums become populated again.

With plenty of activities in the region, it is hard to choose.  My favourites are gourmet and art, and between Saint Paul de Vence and the Fondation Meaght it is going to be a busy summer.

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We have put our apartment on the market for rent and there have been a lot of requests.

 June and July are practically fully booked, but there is still some availability in August during some special events:

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Festival of chamber music into its Nuits de la Courtine

We have availability from the 23rd to the 28th

Saint-Paul de Vence festival of chamber music

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Art exhibition of Eduardo Arroyo at the Fondation Maeght:

July 1 - November 19, 2017

foundation Maegh

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Feast of Saint Claire

From Friday 11 August to Sunday 13 August 2017

Saint Paul de vence Feast of Saint Claire

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For more information on the entire program of activities for the year, see below:

Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is one of the oldest medieval villages on the French Riviera.

It has been the home of many famous people due to its beauty and its discrete location, from actors to musicians and sports celebrities.

As artists like Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Braque, Léger, Folon, etc. used to visit on a regular basis, Saint Paul is famous for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries. 

Saint-Paul de Vence ramparts

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Saint Paul de Vence fountain

Full of history and art, the tourist office offers guided tours for €7 per person.

You can find all information in this link:

Guided Tour

Fondation Maeght

The Fondation Maeght with its unique architecture, hosts a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art from artists like Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall and Eduardo Chillida.

There are frequently organized thematic exhibitions, this year they have:

A.R. Penck
Rites de passage
March 18 – June 18, 2017

Eduardo Arroyo
Dans le respect des traditions
July 1 - November 19, 2017

 

For more information here is their website:

Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

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Fondation Maeght garden

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Walking around in the garden, you can enjoy modern art sculptures, beautiful views of the valley and the unusual architecture of the Fondation, built by the Contemporary Spanish Architect Josep Lluis Sert.

Activities and Events

Beside the numerous art galleries in the village, you can also enjoy events that are organized regularly:

Jean-Michel Folon chapel

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Miro in Saint Paul de Vence

Miro in Saint Paul de Vence

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"Saint-Paul se danse"

From Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June 2017

During a whole week-end, the Verdet Space is turned on the dance: painting, sculpture, photo and conference. In the evening you can attend a show.

For more information visit :

Saint Paul se Danse

National Music Day

Wednesday 21 June 2017

 The sounds of jazz, rock,... float on the balmy evening air in Saint-Paul de Vence, with musicians on restaurant terraces, around every street corner and on stages set up on the village's squares. 

For more information:

National Music Day

National Music Day

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Saint-Paul de Vence festival of chamber music

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"14 July" Village Dance

Thursday 13 July 2017 - 22h00

Place de la Courtine

Come to the village dance in Place de la Courtine at the foot of Saint-Paul de Vence's ramparts. 

Organised by the Comité Officiel des Fêtes - Free entrance. 

 For more information:

14 July Village Dance

Nuits de la Courtine

From Thursday 20 July 2017

to Friday 28 July 2017

Place de la Courtine

Once dusk starts to fall, Place de la Courtine will become a high temple of classical music. At the foot of the famous ramparts, with the Mediterranean Sea on the horizon, let your emotions roam free to the sound of chamber music masterpieces.

For more information;

Festival Saint Paul de Vence

Nuits de la Courtine Saint Paul de Vence

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Feast of Saint Claire

From Friday 11 August 2017 to Sunday 13 August 2017

Every year, the people of Saint-Paul celebrate one of their patron saints: Sainte Claire. From Tuesday to Sunday, throughout the festivities celebrating Saint Claire, there is fun for young and old on Place du Jeu de Boules: merry-go-round, hook-a-duck, a sweet stall, candyfloss, churros and socca...

The climax is a magnificient firework display, with bonfires burning throughout the village.

 

For more information:

Feast Saint Claire

National Heritage Days 

From Saturday 16 September 2017

to Sunday 17 September 2017

Office de Tourisme

Free entrance for events at Chapelle Folon, the Musée d'Histoire Locale and guided tours. Don't miss out! 

 National Heritage Days

Chapelle Folon

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Grape Harvest and Chestnut Festival

Sunday 29 October 2017 all day
From 10a.m. to 6p.m. on Place du Jeu de Boules. 

More information:

Grape Harvest and Chestnut Festival

 

Truffle Market

Sunday 17 December 2017, all day, from 9am to 6pm
Place De Gaulle

Truffles from the Alpes-Maritimes plus a host of other gourmet delights for you to savour and to grace your table during the festive period.

Programme: demonstrations of truffle hunting with truffling dogs, truffles in scrambled egg, mulled wine and music!

For more information:

Truffle Market

Saint Paul de Vence market

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If you want to visit us, make your booking now:

 

We look forward to meeting you!

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Must see St Paul de Vence

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  12 comments for “Must See in Saint Paul de Vence 2017

  1. 13th May 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Very interesting article! I would love to visit one day!

    • Laura
      13th May 2017 at 2:04 pm

      You are always welcome !!

  2. 13th May 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Very informative item Laura! Awesome item!

    • Laura
      13th May 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Patty. I hope it will be useful for our guests

  3. 16th May 2017 at 3:09 am

    My husband and I absolutely LOVED St Paul de Vence and we definitely want to come back again! It is such a beautiful place and you’ve captured so much of what occurs in this article.

    • Laura
      16th May 2017 at 3:27 am

      Thank you Gabriella, let me know on time. You are welcome to stay with us

  4. 20th May 2017 at 1:25 am

    Oh my goodness this looks so lovely, what a wonderful place to visit with so many amazing things to do – on the list!!

    • Laura
      20th May 2017 at 5:09 am

      thank you Debra, I will be here !

  5. 23rd May 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Saint Paul de Vence seems brimming with rich culture and history. Such a gorgeous place. I had never heard of this city before – so glad it’s on my radar now and I know where I can find a great rental! 🙂

    • Laura
      23rd May 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you Emily, and I can also recommend some good restaurants. Looking forward to welcoming you

  6. 26th May 2017 at 6:13 am

    I am not so sure if I have been in St. Paul de Vence. Maybe when I was a kid. It sounds like a lovely place which I would visit after August if I could. 🙂

    • Laura
      26th May 2017 at 6:47 am

      If you do, let me know.There is always something exhiting happening around here

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