Vence is a vacation destination for the thinking elite. Perched in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean and surrounded by mountains, olive groves and orange trees, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in an exclusive, historic parish – a world away from the glitzy nightlife of the Côte d’Azur.
The town’s romantic ambiance has always attracted painters, sculptors, artists and poets, with various examples of their work available to browse. Even the water in Vence is special, coming from a spring just above the village and readily available from the countless fountains dotted around the town.
We offer some exclusive luxury villas to rent in Vence that reflect the spirit of this romantic little town. Provençal-style stone villas and converted chateaux with dreamy panoramic views of the hills and the blue sea beyond, or renovated 16th Century castles, combining Old World charm with contemporary luxury.
There are a few historic landmarks and attractions within this charming little town, including a walled medieval village and a cathedral built in the 4th century, which houses a small chapel with a fantastic mosaic. There’s also a chapel designed by Matisse, the Place du Frene in the shadow of the enormous ash tree that’s said to be almost 500 years old, ancient Roman fountains and gateways, and a couple of interesting museums and art galleries.
There are also many good restaurants, mostly offering sumptuous French cuisine and local specialties, ranging from the Michelin-starred Maximin to quaint little brasseries and terrace cafes nestled in the shaded alleys.
A vacation destination for the privileged few, Vence is perfect if you’re looking for lavish opulence among the serenity of the hills, imbued with the romance of a rich historical and cultural past. Rent a luxury villa in Vence and the nearby Unique Living offices can ensure your break is smooth and trouble-free.