Saint Paul de Vence
The beauty of the surrounding area, quality of life and exceptional light has inspired numerous famous artists, painters, writers and poets, some of whom took up residence in the village. You can find signatures from some of these famous artists at the Foundation Maeght which has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the XX°century.
Walk around the narrow and so picturesque streets of the village, from the Porte Royale to the Porte Sud via the (pedestrianised) and you will discover magnificent stone façades from the XVI° and XVIII° centuries. Lose yourself in the maze of charming streets, the floral exuberance of the gardens, the little shady squares, ancient fountains, gateways and porches, or wonderful windows and you'll see why St Paul is a favorite subject for photographers
Then enjoy a visit of Haut de Cagnes
This medieval quarter is full of tiny streets, stairs, little restaurants and old houses that gradually descend down and blend with the modern lower city. It is also a City of artists with such painters as Ziem, Derain, Cezanne, Renoir, and Modigliani who all helped to make this city famous. Strolling about the old fishing port af Cros de Cagnes is a must, and while you're there you will surely be tempted by some grilled fish or to try the local specialty of Poutine. Beach lovers and sun worshippers will be gratified by all the water sports available.
End of the day with a visit of Gourdon
Gourdon clings to the summit of a breathtakingly steep cliff at a height of 760 m and offers an unobstructed view of the Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean. Clustered behind an imposing castle surrounded by gardens that were designed by Le Nôtre, the old houses have been well preserved and restored in this lively village where craftspeople are a driving force.