We’re going to take you on a walking tour through the medieval town of Vence in the South of France. This small picturesque village with its pedestrian zone makes a very worthwhile day-trip. It’s an easy, one-hour bus ride from Nice to get up to Vence. You cannot get lost when you’re inside the old town of Vence because it’s so small but you might get a little confused by these twisting footpaths. Just keep in mind there is one primary route and several plazas, but the village is only 300 meters wide, so just feel free to wander. Walk along the main lane and deviate down the little side alleys, come on back to the main lane and walk in both directions, it’s interesting whether you are coming or going. Vence is one of those rare medieval towns in France that still has its wall all the way around it.
As usual in a small Provencal village, the main attractions are the pedestrian lanes lined with historic old buildings harboring shops, cafes and restaurants. Little plazas and fountains liven up this space, and the central church, Provence’s smallest cathedral, is a medieval delight.
When you exit the old town through the stone gateway and then turn and looked back, you find that the wall has been converted into homes. This circle of housing reinforces the wall that goes all the way around the old town.
See more Provence videos in these playlists:
St-Paul-de-Vence, Grasse, Vence https://bit.ly/32sQoTV
Nice and Monaco https://bit.ly/2N6xjTE
Saint-Rémy, Les Baux, Pont du Gard, Uzès and Nimes https://bit.ly/3f9htED
Cannes, Antibes https://bit.ly/2xRyUlX
Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles http://bit.ly/2NAzqjW