Vence is famous for the historical vestiges (medieval quarters behind the ramparts) and the magical panorama you have from the village. Enjoy strolling through the streets and admiring the Vence properties.
In August 1943, Henri Matisse said: “This morning while walking near my house, seeing all these girls, women and men riding their bikes to the market, I thought I was in Tahiti”. With Matisse, numerous artists, poets and painters have been part of the scene in Vence: Dufy, Chagall, Dubuffet, Anthony Mars, and D.H. Lawrence.
The countryside of Vence is charming and has been protected, keeping the natural, away from crowds and construction. You will discover white and green oaks, Aleppo pines, rosemary bushes, acanthus plants, and bellflowers.
The city of the perfumes! Here you will find perfume museums and even perfume factories to visit.
You can discover the old city of Grasse on your own just by walking about the shaded streets enjoying its treasures: charm of the old squares (Place du Petit Puy, Place aux Herbes, Place aux Aires), the outdoor markets, the fountains and the winding streets.
It seems that Biot is the site of an ancient volcano, or rather the “village” is located near a volcano. Not surprising, considering the fact that the region of the Southern Alps is actually an ancient tectonic zone. In addition to this, volcanic rocks were discovered in the ground before the huge construction of real estate.
This perched village overlooks hills covered with mimosas and olive trees. By visiting Biot you will take a real tour through Provençal history. It is well known for its glass blowing, where you can see men blowing the glass and create, just in front of you, colourful carafes, plates, pots.
Brignoles, on the river Caramy is the capital of Centre Var.
In the old town, you can discover the palace of the counts of Provence, which has been built in the twelfth century. You can see there find a museum with a sarcophagus of the 3rd century and Christian altars of 4th and 5th century, and also ramparts, squares and ancient stone built houses with old doors.
The Saturday Provencal market is one of the biggest of the area.