Oh France, why oh why are you so beautiful? My love for France has grown over the years. And like many, my heart has already been stolen by Paris but I’ve been eager to explore some of the more underrated parts of France. And so, while on board the Azamara Journey, we tendered of the coast of Cannes and I decided to opt for a day trip inland to the town of Saint-Paul de Vence to get my Frency countryside fix.
Located just north of Nice is the 9th century medieval town of Saint-Paul de Vence, an absolute gem with tons of charm and character.
You can’t visit the South of France and not enjoy a glass of rosé, which comes from the nearby region of Provence. It’s quintessentially French.
Set way up on a magnificent hilltop, the views from this town are awe-inspiring.
Much of the town is made up of high walls and narrow alleyways but there’s nothing intimidating about this walled town- it’s incredibly charming and romantic.
Strolling through the streets, you can’t help but experience an incredible sense of calm with the beautiful aromas and warm color palette.
And if you end up falling in love with this town and plan to come back, it’s quite affordable with room rates start from $80 in small local hotels. One of the best in the town is La Colombe D’Or, a restaurant (and hotel).
I’ll now leave you with these photos that speak for themselves:
I was invited as guest by Azamara Club Cruises. As always, all opinions are my own.