Nice, Marseille, Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco are some of the most famous places of the Cote d'Azur, but if you ask us, Eze and Saint-Paul de Vence take all the medieval towns out of their pocket.

Saint Paul De Vence

We choose Saint-Paul de Vence, "you can see only one place in your life in Southern France, where are you from?"

"Let's not overdo it, you can say that a tiny town is the end". Now do not you believe that if we tell you that the famous American writer James Baldwin, the great painter Chagall, Rolling Stones' bassist Donald Pleasence, has chosen to live here for many famous names? The list goes on even longer, Jacques Raverat, Gwen Raverat, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Arielle Dombasle.

Why not? Because of the softness of the light … Almost all famous painters have come here to draw in magnificent light. Jean-Paul Satre, Picasso, Chagall are some of them. La Columbe D'Or, an artistic family business, has also been a catalyst for the hotel to provide food for the artist who has limited financial possibilities. So this medieval town hit the 20th century seal. Today, this heritage continues with the art galleries and the works that opened up to the beginning.

The town is only 15 minutes from Nice Airport. If you stay here, the La Columbe D'Or hotel is the most peculiar among them. It is also possible to see the paintings of these famous artists at the hotel.


If you give us another chance, we will use it to see Eze Village. Eze between Nice and Monaco is a town with a superb panoramic view, built on a high hill like an eagle's nest. Besides being a beautifully preserved medieval town, there is a wonderful botanical garden inside. The cactus from all over the world made a beautiful landscape arrangement. While visiting the garden, you can see the orange façades of the historic houses and the magnificent sea view that stretches beneath each corner.

Of course, when you are planning your French Riviera, do not stay with these two towns, see plenty of places. We told the two places we think Cote dazur is pearl, but it's worth seeing everywhere from Marseilles to Italy. Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Menton, Grasse, and other favorites in Antibes. To visit the towns and villages, you can take the center of Nice and take day trips

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