9:00 am: Be met at the foot of your cruise ship or at the lobby of your hotel.
Discover the regal town of St Paul de Vence that Marc Chagall loved so much. This charming and picturesque village from the Middle Ages has always succeeded in seducing lovers of art and enlightenment. Saint Paul de Vence is the cradle of Provence; it exudes its cultural and artistic patrimony. Talent, sensitivity and emotion merge with delicate and intense sensations to please the eye. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant in Saint Paul de Vence.
Continue towards Vence and visit this charming village. The mission of Vence has always been to attract generations of artists, painters and poets. Dufy, Matisse, Chagall, Dubuffet, Carzou, Arman, Anthony Mars, D.H. Lawrence, have all been part of the scene in Vence. The lovely countryside has remained natural and it is far from the crowds and construction. One can admire white and green oaks, Aleppo pines, rosemary bushes, acanthus plants, and bellflowers.
A 5-10 minute walk from the center of town is the Chapelle Matisse, or the Chapelle du Rosaire des Dominicaines de Vence, which was designed and decorated by Henri Matisse between 1947 and 1951. This all-white chapel used stained glass to bring "natural" colors inside, and Matisse considered it his masterpiece, "Despite its imperfections..." Henri also liked the feeling of Vence commenting: "This morning, strolling in front of my home, seeing all the young girls, women and men riding their bicycles to market, I thought I must be in Tahiti."
5:00 pm: Return to your ship or to your hotel.