Sightseeing – VENCE (Traditional festival 22-23 September)

Vence is a pretty walled town with lovely churches, market squares and art galleries.  The Office de Tourisme has a map available with a walking tour of the old town – the numbered panels throughout the village (in both French and English) explain the history behind the medieval gates, fountains, houses and other points of interest.  The panels are a pale grey to blend into the landmarks but you can see them marked in red on the map. Note: The Office de Tourisme is open on the Saturday only from 9am-5pm.  If you take a guided tour arranged through the Office de Tourisme, it is worth noting that the tour is accessible for those with mobility issues (i.e. wheelchair users).

If you are visiting Vence this coming weekend there is a free traditional festival – Fête du Moyen et Haut Pays.  The festival is open from 10am-7pm on both Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September and is held at place du Grand Jardin.

There will be demonstrations from artisans of wool dying and glass-blowing, gourmet food products, traditional costumes and music.  For children, there will be a mini-farm, mini-carousel, wooden games and pony rides.

There are public playgrounds in Vence located at Avenue des Poilus, place Maréchal Juin and Chemin du Calvaire.

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