Get lost in time in the Medieval village of Vence. With an intact historical center, this small town has kept its charm throughout ages, and brings a taste of the past to the 21st century. Vence is the perfect place to explore the history of the region, while enjoying a slower pace of life, and taking in the sunshine. Once you’ve gotten your fill of history, enjoy the astonishing natural beauty of the French Riviera. Enjoy the picturesque hills that surround the town, visit its expansive vineyards, and get incredible views of the deep blue of the Mediterranean. If adrenaline is your thing, take advantage of the landscape and do some extreme sports. Raft through rivers, hike through mountains, ride dirtbikes, and immerse in the vivid colors of the region. You can also visit some of the villas that surround Vence, with their luxurious houses and expansive gardens. Better yet, treat yourself and your loved ones to a stay in a villa. There is truly no better way to have comfort, privacy, and beauty at the same time. Ready to book your tickets to Vence? Great! Once you get there, make sure you don’t miss out on its most popular attractions:
VISIT THE CHAPELLE DU ROSAIRE
As one of the most beautiful chapels in the region, the Chapelle du Rosaire is a sight not to be missed. Its atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil, and people of all beliefs visit it for its astonishing stained-glass windows. On sunny days, the sunlight filters through and paints the chapel in soft colors. Of course, there are many other churches with colored windows in the country, but few others can boast to be the work of Henri Matisse.
GO ON AN AZUR WINE TOUR
Wine is the very essence of France, and the gorgeous Cote d’Azur produces incredibly delicious varieties. Indulge in a wonderful experience full of scenic landscapes, fragrances, and flavors when you visit the vineyards of the region. Tours take you through different vineyards and teach you about the wine-making process.
GET YOUR ADRENALINE FIX
As mentioned before, the French Riviera is surrounded by an incredible diversity of landscape. Leaving towns and cities behind, you can find caves, wild beaches, and lush green forests. Do some rafting, kayaking, canyoning, biking, and climbing. Outdoor activities are the perfect opportunity to release stress and do exercise while having fun.
SPEND TIME AT THE OLD TOWN
La Vieille Ville, or the Old Town is a Medieval fortified village. The charm of the town is intrinsically tied to its historical heritage, and the small winding streets that decorate it. Get some shade from the rooftops as you sit down at a cafe or restaurant, and shop at the local boutiques around la Vieille Ville.
EXPLORE THE CHATEAU DE VILLENEUVE
Spend a day exploring the astonishing Chateau de Villeneuve. One of Vence’s most popular attractions, the Chateau offers interesting history, incredible architecture, and beautiful sights. It is a must-see for anyone who loves art, as it houses constant exhibitions and exposes both established and emerging artists.