saint paul de vence - Saint Paul Web - Featured Guide of this French Riviera medieval village
de Vence, the most beautiful village in the world ...
its exceptional geographical location
With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, St Paul is blessed with a uniquely mild climate.
Located in the South-East of France, between mountains and sea, the medieval village of St Paul, from its 60-feet rocky outcrop, overlooks the surrounding landscape, with the Mediterranean sea and the Cap d'Antibes, the Alps and the Esterel Mountains.
St Paul stretches over 1.700 acres, with a population of 3.000 inhabitants, 300 of which live within the village.
The Sun in St Paul is, by far, the most beautiful of the entire Provence. It is also the country where the best variety of oranges grow..."
(Vauban to Louis XIV. January 7th 1701)