Heritage

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    Entirely conceived and decorated by Henri Matisse, it is an artistic marvel and considered by the painter himself as his masterpiece. 

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    Close to the centre of Vence you will find a sacred place which is unique in the world : the Rosary Chapel. Entirely conceived and decorated by Henri Matisse, it is an artistic marvel and considered by the painter himself as his masterpiece....


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    The historic part of Vencereveals itself within an medieval enclosure totally preserved : this city centre abounds with history while at the same time being full of life. 

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    The historic part of Vencereveals itself within an medieval enclosure totally preserved : this city centre abounds with history while at the same time being full of life.  Once inside the city walls you can discover countless...

    Available on demand at the Tourist Office 
    Guided tour :Vence, the historic old town
    Or a customised guided tour for your children : Vence for families 
    Prices : 5€ /adult, 3€ /child 6 to 12 years, free for children under 6
    You can visit the city for free with the help of information signs situated all over town.


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    Vence is a place where water has been of major importance : with three rivers, a wash place and two springs, Vence has always had a unique history with water.  This becomes quite obvious through the presence of about twenty fountains you can...

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    For further information : A detailed brochure about the fountains is available at the Tourist Office.


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    Vence has always been a place of welcome and trade and has had a very strong Christian influence. The bishops, the Saints and even a pope have played their part in the history of the city. Seventy bishops followed one another between 374 and 1801....

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    For further information : A detailed brochure about the fountains is available at the Tourist Office.


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    It is the smallest cathedral of France

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    Jewel of the city’s religious heritage, the Notre-Dame de la Nativité Cathedral, a classified historic landmark, built from the 11th century onwards, was the headquarters of the diocese of Vence. Built on the site of a Roman temple, later a...

    Hours
    From Monday to Sunday:  from 9am to 6pm 
    Mass on Saturday 6:30pm and Sunday 11am

    Free entrance
    Place Clemenceau, 06140 Vence