Welcome to Vence
Some visitors only come to Vence to see Matisse’s otherworldly Chapelle du Rosaire at the edge of town. Yet Vence deserves more than a flying visit. It's well worth lingering a while to explore the city's charming and well-preserved medieval centre, much of which dates back to the 13th century. Sample some of Vence's gastronomic talent on restaurant-fringed place du Peyra, stroll through lovely place du Frêne with its 500-year-old ash tree, or take time to appreciate the Marc Chagall mosaic in Vieux Vence's cathedral. A fruit-and-veg market fills place du Jardin several mornings a week, with antiques on Wednesday.