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Saint-Paul-de-Vence tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum of Modern Art

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Paul-de-Vence. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Paul-de-Vence travel guide.

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 12 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paul-de-Vence is 681 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such as Miro and Modigliani: Fondation Maeght

Popular places to visit nearby include Vence at 3 km and Cagnes-sur-Mer at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Paul-de-Vence in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paul-de-Vence


Markets in and near Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (4km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (6km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (11km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (11km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (13km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (15km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (15km)

More information about Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

What to do at Saint-Paul-de-Vence? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Paul-de-Vence.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (9km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (23km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (43km)
  • Saorge Monastery (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (19km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique (12km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (12km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (13km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (17km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (17km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (24km)
  • Palais Carnolès (32km)
  • La citronneraie (32km)
  • Serre de la Madone (32km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (6km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (12km)
  • Tete de Chien (23km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (8km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (16km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Canton: Villeneuve-Loubet

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to Saint-Paul-de-Vence

from Nice (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 681 km

from Calais: 898 km

from Nice: 12 km

from Bordeaux: 626 km

from Strasbourg: 546 km

Getting here

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Saint-Paul-de-Vence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cagnes-sur-Mer, La Colle-sur-Loup, La Gaude, Roquefort-les-Pins, Saint-Jeannet, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Saint-Paul, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Vence and Villeneuve-Loubet.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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