Vence attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Vence

Chapelle du Rosaire

An ailing Henri Matisse moved to Vence in 1943 to be cared for by his former nurse and model, Monique Bourgeois, who'd since become a Dominican nun. She persuaded him to design this extraordinary chapel for her comm…
Museum in Vence

Musée de Vence

With its wonderful 20th-century art exhibitions, this daring art museum inside the imposing Château de Villeneuve offers a nice contrast to Vence’s historic quarter. Matisse-lovers will appreciate the recently opene…
Cathedral in Vence

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Nativité

Vence's Romanesque cathedral was built in the 11th century on the site of an old Roman temple. It contains Chagall’s mosaic of Moses (1979), appropriately watching over the baptismal font.