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Spacious lovely Apartment panoramic view 200m from medieval 'City Historique'
living room / bedroom
The apartment has two rooms: 1. A spacious living room with French doors onto the balcony. Approx 20+ Sq.m. Approx 20 X 15 sq.ft. The bed is in the living room - a quality large (160cm) 5'3'' wide pull-down wall bed with comfortable mattress. Hidden inside a decorative wall cabinet the bed is designed for full-time use ( brand 'Jacqueline meubles'). Bed closes made up with bedlinen. There is not a separate bedroom. 2. The second 'room' is the entrance hall, kitchen area and the dining area with table and chairs in front of the window and door to balcony. Total approx 585 sq.ft. The property is our holiday home and furnished as a home and not simply a rental investment. It is suitable for a couple.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- The sun awning on the balcony must NOT be left open when you are out OR overnight. Sudden strong winds will damage the mechanism & could be dangerous
The beautifully preserved medieval hillside town of Vence (alt.320m) dates back to Roman times. Artists including Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Dufy and Modigliani were drawn to the area by the luminous light. Visit Matisse's chapel Rosaire & Chagall's mosaic in the Cathedral, the many galleries & studios and the wonderful Fondation Maeght modern art museum just 3kms away. Or just enjoy the atmosphere - delicious patisseries and local produce, pavement cafes, Wednesday antique market and colourful fresh produce and clothes markets. Picturesque and Romantic unspoilt Vence is located only 20 mins from Nice airport & the coast. Vence award winning public Swimming pool 2 minutes walk. Hard to believe only 20 minutes from Nice. Very good bus service to Airport, trains and Nice etc. Beautiful views and landscape. Summer outdoor music festivals include 'Les Nuits des Sud in Vence and the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival. Annual 10 day August antiques fair. Christmas lights and atmosphere. Skiiing Greolieres les Neiges 45 minutes. Isola 1.5 hours. We are ideally located to explore the many surrounding villages and towns of the Riviera: St Paul, Nice, Antibes, Biot, Juan les Pins, Cannes, Grasse, Monaco and Italy and there is a good bus and rail service.
Other Activities: summer concerts, medieval villages, art galleries & museums. 15 mins to beach, 30 to Night-life of Nice, Juan or Cannes.
Ski: Vence, alt 320 m, is only 15 minutes drive from Nice airport. A further 40 minutes behind the apartment in Vence is the nearest local ski resort, Greolieres sur Neige. The route by car takes you through the medieval villages of Tourrettes sur Loup and the Gorge du Loup. Gourdon, Bar sur Loup and Grasse are not far off the route. 1.5 hrs drive from either Vence or Nice will bring you to the international resorts of Isola 2000, Valberg and Auron. You can also take the train from Nice. This is convenient for anyone who wants a mixed holiday - skiing and sightseeing.
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About Lindsay Phillips
This is our holiday home. For this reason we hope guests will fall in love with Vence too. Our apartment is very comfortable and fully equiped so that you can experience Vence as your home away from home.
Lindsay Phillips purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Lindsay Phillips chose Vence
We chose Vence because I found it to be so charming pretty and unspoilt, and I chose the apartment because it had character, not just a 'box' and because of the ambiance and lovely open view of mountains and sea, and it is often full of luminous light. Also, one can walk to all the shops - handy for your fresh croissant in the morning. We are on the road leading into the medieval "old City Historique'. The light down here is what the artists talk about. As Henri Matisse wrote to poet Louis Aragon “When I realized I would see that light every morning, I could not believe my good fortune,” Also, we are only 200 metres into the heart of Vence 'Old City' and only 25 minutes from Nice and 20 minutes to the airport. It is a bonus to be surrounded by the history, art galleries and atmosphere, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce and local markets. Fresh natural spring water since Roman times available from the fountain on our street, and there is nothing nicer than walking into the medieval city to choose your fresh hot bagette and croissants each morning and eating them on the balcony! And because you don't need to get the car out, it is much more relaxing and you don't have to worry about driving after dinner! So you can see it has its benefits!
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment has a welcoming ambiance, the benefit of sun all afternoon until it sets over the mountains and the great location: Because we are high up on ave. du colonel meyere, I believe we may be the closest apartment to the Old City that has such a nice open view and yet only 200 metres along the road and you are in the centre of historic Vence life. You are not 'overlooked' and you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the panorama. Very short walk indeed to the medieval walled 'city' and you can experience Vence as it is - a charming, bustling and authentic little French town with a lovely astmosphere which has managed to remain unspoilt. You can manage without a car as the bus services are good and run every 45-60 minutes until about 9pm in summer. The 7 minute drive down from Vence down to the famous village of St Paul de Vence is great. Or take the windy road up to St Jeannet or to Tourrettes. Buses to airport, Nice and sorrounding village. If you have a car then you park opposite in the little car park.