Saint-Paul de Vence
St.-Paul-de-Vence is a city in France. A perfectly preserved medieval village perched on a hillside several kilometers from the Mediterranean, St. Paul became an art mecca in the early twentieth century and remains home to countless galleries and studios.
Buses run from the terminal in Nice. Alternatively you can go to Cagnes-sur-Mer by train (TER line 4) and then take the bus (line 200) to St. Paul. The 30 minute bus ride is a very rewarding one because it takes you through some other smaller villages, and offers you a great panorama view onto St. Paul before you get there.
The village is pedestrian only.
La Fondation Maeght is a museum of modern and contemporary art located just outside the main city walls. Otherwise, wandering the streets of the village is the best way to see everything.
Artwork, of course. There is art to fit any budget in St. Paul, and what better souvenir?
La Colombe d'Or offers wonderful cuisine in a setting unlike any other. As you dine, you will notice paintings filling the walls of artists who in the earlier 20th century were offered room and board in exchange for their artwork. Artists such as Matisse and Picasso.
Just to quench your thirst, there are fountains with free water all around the village. So don't throw your water bottle away once it's empty.
Hotel Les Vergers de St. Paul is a beautiful place just outside the city walls. Its pool and landscape will constantly remind you that you are near the Riviera.