St-Paul-de-Vence from Day Trips from Cannes, France Slideshow

Day Trips from Cannes, France Slideshow

Jessica Chou
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St-Paul-de-Vence

This town may be somewhat tourist-laden, but the historic town (with cobblestone streets expected of a tiny French village) is home to La Colombe d’Or (left), a small hotel which houses artworks from Matisse, Picasso, Calder, and more in the expansive dining room. The restaurant, which has been a hot spot for burgeoning artists since the 1930s, serves homey Provençal cuisine to guests who may just find themselves contemplating a Picasso sculpture on the wall. Meanwhile, the local vineyard produces not just rosé, but also reds and whites, which can be found at La Petite Cave de Saint-Paul, the resident wine boutique located in a 14th-century water cellar (wine expert Frédéric Theys lists Nicole Kidman and the band Muse as former customers).