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Day trip to Saint Paul de Vence, Medieval Walled Commune in the Alpes-Maritimes, March 2015
[Photoblog continued from Part 1]


Vence (not visible here) is located in the foothills of the Alpes Maritime (which still had snow), about an hour's bus ride from Nice. Saint Paul de Vence is the medieval walled commune located on a hill top just below Vence itself.


Elecric cars are as available as rented bikes! Vence itself is not that interesting, although due to bad timing we didn't see the Matisse Chapel...


... so we descended a short distance to Saint Paul. Loved this milestone: "You are there."


We started out around the battlement walls, very scenic





Interesting shop windows in the middle of the town - it took me a moment to notice the cat!



The locals playing Pétanque... one of the old guys was practising earlier, he laid a boule against the base of the low wall, backed off at least 20 paces, and could hit it smack on (not bouncing first) with another boule about 9 times out of 10. I was seriously impressed!


This was supposed to be one of our few bad-weather days, but it only got a bit ominous-looking towards the afternoon (and then didn't do much). The locals in Nice told us that we had been unlucky with the early March weather on our trip - but for us, this “unlucky weather” felt almost like summer.

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