Dauphin bastion (16th c)

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Bastion with two flanks and orillons
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

Dauphin bastion (16th c)

It defended the North Gate into Saint-Paul de Vence. The famous Lacan cannon stills stands guard...

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The Vence gate
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

Machicolated tower

The tower gate in the 14th-century walls is a fine example of medieval military architecture with machicolations and a loophole…

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Oil mill
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

Oil mill

Olive oil was one of the keys to Saint-Paul de Vence's prosperity for many years. In the 19th century, the village had seven watermills ...

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The Saint Michel's chapel
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

The cemetery

The eternal resting place of painter Marc Chagall, who died in Saint-Paul in 1985, is located in the south of the village facing the Mediterranean ...

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The Esperon tower
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

The Esperon tower

It was part of the old medieval wall…

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The North face of the keep
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

The keep (12 & 13th c)

Main tower of the former fortress, home to the Town Hall since the 18th century, it is one of the oldest buildings in Saint-Paul de Vence... ...

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The fountain at the centre of Rue Grande
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

The place de la Grande Fontaine

The former market square stands at the heart of the village. Its washhouse and monumental fountain (1850) offer welcome shade and water… ...

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Studded door beneath the
Inside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

The pontis

A tiny enclosed bridge connecting two parts of a house on either side of Rue Grande. Constructed in the 15th century...

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Western side of the bastioned fortifications
Outside the ramparts
Historic site and monument

Town wall (16th c)

It was constructed between 1543 and 1547 under the reign of François I, confirming Saint-Paul de Vence as a military stronghold and "royal ...

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