Relais & Chateaux

Charming hotel in Saint Paul de Vence, Provence

During your stay at Saint Paul, discover a village ruled by art, where tradition can be glimpsed in every stone. Let yourself be charmed by Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of the French Riviera.


Travel log of the Saint Paul

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In the heart of Saint-Paul de Vence, sheltered by the ramparts built by Francois I, visit a magical site, perched on the upper reaches of the Mediterranean hinterland. A few kilometres from Nice, our luxury hotel in Saint Paul de Vence is the perfect stopover for visiting this village acclaimed by past and present-day artists. Follow in their footsteps through this open-air art gallery where the architectural heritage will amaze you.

In Saint-Paul de Vence :

Loved and cherished by 19th and 20th century artists, Saint-Paul de Vence offers a very special atmosphere, one which charmed Chagall, who spent most of his life there, as well as Matisse, Yves Montand, Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Picasso and many more. Take time to discover all the charms of this hilltop village in Provence which has preserved its medieval appearance.

Stroll around the streets, make your way to Place de l’Eglise dominated by the former castle keep, relax and unwind at a refreshing fountain, visit the History Museum as well as Rosaire Chapel, designed entirely by Henri Matisse, or the Chapel of the Pénitents Blancs.

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In the surroundings :

From our hotel in Saint-Paul de Vence, set out to visit the French Riviera and its hinterland. Discover all the charms of Provence and the Alpes-Maritimes:

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (5 km), an authentic Provencal village a short walk from the sea, which is home, in particular, to the Renoir Museum set in the heart of a vast estate planted with olive trees. Visit this Impressionist painter's very last home.
  • Tourrettes-sur-Loup (8 km away), a medieval village known as the City of Violets after the small flowers which have been grown there for almost a century. In particular, pay a visit to Saint-Jean Chapel, decorated with frescoes by Ralph Soupault.
  • Biot (14 km), a reference around the world for its arts and crafts and blown glass.
  • Antibes (16 km), located on the coast, guarantees a privileged moment overlooking the Baie des Anges. And, do not forget to pay a visit to the Picasso Museum.
  • In Nice (17km), in the heart of the Baie des Anges, stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy a socca in the old town, visit the many museums which have their home in the city, and treat yourself to a day of shopping in the city centre.
  • Gourdon (24 km), built on an impressive rocky peak, is deservedly called the "eagle's nest". Scale the heights and, in particular, pay a visit to the castle and gardens designed by Le Nôtre.
  • Grasse (21 km), the perfume capital of the world, will transport you into a world of fragrances and refinement.
  • In Beaulieu-sur-Mer (27 km), visit the famous Villa Kerylos, a Greek-inspired residence on the coast, a magical site which invites visitors to travel and meditate.
  • In Monaco (40 km), enjoy an unforgettable experience at the casino, visit the oceanographic museum and relax in the principality's exotic gardens. Also, take advantage of your stay to watch the famous F1 Grand Prix.
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Grand Prix de Monaco
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Musée océanographique
Casino de Monte-Carlo
Villa Grecque Kerylos

Capitale mondiale des parfums

Château de Gourdon
Promenade des Anglais
Musée Picasso

Référence mondiale en termes d’artisanat d’art et du verre soufflé

Chapelle Saint-Jean

Village médiéval surnommé la Cité des Violettes

Musée Renoir
Chapelle du Rosaire
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
Musée d'Histoire Locale
Le Saint Paul

Leisure activities


In order to enhance your visit and add a dreamlike touch to your trip, we organise original and varied excursions to the French Riviera, the Bay of Cannes, and the Saint-Tropez Peninsula. On simple request at the reception, and by appointment only, opt, in particular, for:

  • A sea voyage: For the day, half a day or to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean…
  • The Côte d’Azur from above: Enjoy breathtaking views by flying over in a helicopter.
  • Escape: From this artistic countryside, in a limousine, visit the back country with a guide…


  • Fragonard: how to become an “apprentice perfumer” by creating your own perfume. History of the perfumery, the origin of the raw materials ; Discovery of the essences
  • The Classics with the “Côte d’Azur Card”: Museums, guided tours, theme parks…from Monaco to Saint-Tropez…
  • When painting becomes a lesson: Jean Francois Gaulthier shares his passion and invites you at the entrance of the “Saint Paul” village to teach you how to paint.  You will leave with your art work…
  • Playing “pétanque” (typical game played with metal balls) is a must in Saint Paul de Vence: Many artists have played on the court, why shouldn’t you?
  • Myth or legend…: Saint Paul de Vence can share its entire history through a guided tour of the village…an exceptional moment!
  • Pleasures of the Beach: From the hotel, enjoy a day at the beach with a long chair and a cocktail.  From the moment you will arrive on-site, the valet will guarantee the start of a “forget everything” moment…
  • Wine tasting at "La Cave de Saint Paul"


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Saint-Paul de Vence is home to many art galleries. Throughout the village, discover the works of countless painters, sculptors and potters. Dive yourself in the village's unique atmosphere and follow the Marc Chagall Trail.

Fascinated by this part of Provence, the painter spent many years in Saint-Paul de Vence. This trail leads visitors to different viewpoints where they are able to compare paintings with the actual landscapes.

Do not miss a visit to the Maeght Foundation, located just a few minutes from our hotel. This unique venue offers a multitude of works by Miró, Giacometti, Braque, Léger, Chagall, Calderetc. Most of these avant-garde artists played an active part in this large-scale project. An unmissable meeting with art!

In Vence, not far from Saint-Paul, pay a visit to Rosaire Chapel: the architecture, stained-glass windows and furnishings of which were all designed entirely by Henri Matisse. A masterpiece of religious art unique in the world.

Le Saint Paul, Relais & Chateaux in Provence


Dates for your diary:

  • Provencal markets on Place du Jeu de Boules in Saint-Paul every wednesday !
  • Cannes Film Festival in May
  • Monaco Grand Prix in May
  • Chamber Music Festival in July
  • Festival of Sainte-Claire, in August: on the programme, procession, ball, fireworks, and much more.
Le Saint Paul, Hotel & Restaurant Relais & Chateaux, French Riviera