Cannes (ST Paul de Vence)
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Having visited Cannes previously we all decided that a trip out to see St Paul de Vence was a good option.
After a little investigation we found the train station and bought our tickets to the closest town near St Paul
de Vence. Off the train and onto a local bus which dropped us just near the ramp up to the village. Entering this
medieval walled village was very exciting and as it was lunch time we decided to stop for a meal before exploring the town itself.
A walking tour of the narrow streets soon showed us the charm of this ancient village. There were many steps as
the village is quite steep, and the shops and houses took sometime for us to explore. There were many art galleries and boutiques
within the walls and all were beautifully presented. It took sometime to check out the baeutiful paintings and were disappointed
that we could not carry some home!
The cobblestone streets led to many small open areas and some had fountains, gardens or just some form of artwork
sitting around. Apparently in the 1920's St Paul de Vence was a renowned place for artists such as Modigliani and Chagall to visit
and work. This love of art has continued and the village still has the reputation of a home for modern art.
Our time here came to an end too quick and we had to catch the bus back to the station and home to Cannes.
It was good to see the countryside and towns from the train on the way back but when we arrived back of course a
small shopping excursion was in order. Lovely shops here, clothes, bags and linen were our rel="lightbox[aa]">