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About Vence

The French Riviera—or Côte d’Azur—spans the Mediterranean coast along southeastern France. The area is famous for its luxury resorts, incomparable beaches, and for being the site of the annual Cannes Film Festival. This is a popular destination for French nationals and international travelers alike. Our Vence vacation rentals are in a unique location to experience all the glitz and glamor of the French Riviera, while also staying tucked away from the hustle and bustle.

Where is Vence, France?

Vence is a storybook-esque commune set in the hills, only a few miles from the coast. Its location is what makes it markedly different from other towns in the French Riviera, and why it’s so popular with travelers seeking a tranquil escape. However, you won’t feel cut off from the action—Vence is about a 30-minute drive from Nice, the seventh-most populous city in France.

Things to do near Vence, France

One of the best things to do near your Vence vacation rental is simply exploring the village. You’ll feel like you’re part of a fairytale as you stroll along the picturesque streets enclosed in a Medieval wall. Adding to the magical surroundings are a fourth-century cathedral, ancient Roman roads, and a chapel featuring stained glass windows by famous artist Henri Matisse.

If you just can’t get enough Matisse, venture to Nice for an afternoon exploring the Matisse Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of the artist’s work. Or you can take the steep walk up to the Castle of Nice for incredible views of the city. Or, for a different feel, consider Saint-Paul-de-Vence. This town is just moments from our Vence apartment rentals, and is one of the oldest towns in the French Riviera. The Château Grimaldi is a sight to behold, with tall towers, imposing walls, and the beautifully painted ceilings in the chapel.

Outdoor lovers, rejoice: the incredible beauty of Verdon Gorge is just a short drive from your Vence vacation rental. Hiking trails with incredible lookouts, white-water rapids, rock climbing routes, and vibrant waters are what makes this place so special. Whether you’re enjoying it from the ease of an overlook, or hiking through the heart of it, be sure to stop by this incredible place.

The French Riviera offers a one-of-a-kind escape. Choose from pristine beaches, Medieval fairytale villages, dramatic landscape, and more when you book one of our Vence vacation rentals.