Vence & Côte d'Azur

The Bastide des Pins is ideally located for visiting all of the Côte d’Azur’s unmissable tourist sites and picturesque hill-top villages.

Destinations full of myths and charm, the towns of Vence and Saint-Paul de Vence occupy a special spot on the Côte d’Azur where sea and mountains come together.

Located in the heart of the Southern Pre-alps Regional Natural Park, Vence is a 12th century medieval town circled by ramparts. The Chapelle du Rosaire designed and decorated by Matisse is a jewel of holy architecture.

The small medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence has played host to famous painters and writers, including Matisse, Chagall, Giono and Prévert. A host of art galleries and souvenir shops adorn its narrow streets.

The Riviera coastline is a multi-faceted world. The cities of Nice and Antibes, their historic sites and their famous Provencal markets, not to mention the legendary cities of Cannes and Monaco, are must-sees with something for everyone.

Thanks to its wonderful climate, the Côte d’Azur offers a range of extraordinary gardens and natural parks and hosts international events and festivals all year round.

Whatever your desire, we will be delighted to suggest various tourist, cultural, sports, gastronomic and wine-making routes to discover and enjoy our magnificent region.