Saint-Paul de Vence is ideally located for exploring and holidaying on the French Riviera.

Saint-Paul de Vence is located just 7km from the Mediterranean Sea, inland of Cagnes sur Mer,
and between the coastal towns of Nice and Antibes. 



By car

A8 motorway : exit n° 47 Villeneuve Loubet, Cagnes sur Mer, Vence from Marseille or exit n° 48 Cagnes sur Mer, Vence from Nice or Italie.

Follow signs to "La Colle sur Loup / Vence" on the RD 436.

Saint-Paul de Vence is located between La Colle sur Loup and Vence, just 15 min. from the motorway.

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Expert's advice

DAPHNÉ PELTIERQuality Manager & Holiday Stay Advisor

Arrived by car? The parking meter will ask you an estimated time of stay to pay. If you wish to stay longer, you can go to the closest parking meter, enter your registration plate and continue enjoying your day.

Also, park and pay easily with the Flowbird app in 3 steps:

1. Park your car.
2. Download the app and select your parking time.
3. Pay.
Extend the parking time remotely through the app.

All the car parks in Saint-Paul de Vence

By air

3 options from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport : 

  • Take a taxi - Reserve a taxi from Nice Airport's taxi rank : +33 (0) 4 93 13 78 78 - More info
  • Take bus no. 9 or no. 620 - "Aéroport Promenade" stop. Nice airport - Cagnes sur Mer SNCF station.

Allow between 10 and 15 minutes on foot to reach the bus stop on the Promenade des Anglais from Terminal 1.

From Terminal 2, take the free airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1, then walk 10-15 minutes to the "Aéroport Promenade" bus stop. Then take bus no. 9 or no. 620 to Cagnes sur Mer SNCF station.
From Cagnes sur Mer, take coach no. 655 to Saint-Paul de Vence: approximately 30-minute journey. Click here to consult the timetable for route 655.

Prepare your stay… find out which airlines fly to the French Riviera: List of airlines

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport - Tel. +33 (0) 8 20 42 33 33

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

By train

Nearest station : Cagnes sur Mer

Then take bus n°655 (Cagnes sur Mer / Station Square du 8 mai SNCF to Saint-Paul de Vence in 15 min). Consult or download the schedule for the 655 bus between Cagnes sur Mer and Vence via Saint-Paul de Vence. 

Paris-Nice direct on the TGV direct links to major towns and cities shuttle train from Antibes/Nice station.

Regional express trains (TERs) offer fast services between all of the main towns along the French Riviera from Cannes to Ventimiglia. Timetables to consult here or by phone +33 (0) 800 11 40 23 (free call from a landline) from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Reserve your train ticket by phone 3635 or on

Book your ticket online

By bus

→ From Nice city centre: tram line 2, from the city centre to the Parc Phoenix stop.

Then line n°9 or n°620 (Parc Phoenix / Aéroport Promenade / Saint-Laurent du Var / Cagnes sur Mer).

Then line 655 (Cagnes sur Mer / La Colle sur Loup / Saint-Paul de Vence).

→ Nice - Saint-Paul de Vence takes 1h10.
Consult or download the schedule for the 655 bus between Cagnes sur Mer and Vence via Saint-Paul de Vence.

Bus rides on the French Riviera made easy – A full list of bus services and timetables

By taxi

TAXI JEAN-MARC: Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, Sundays and holidays. Air-conditioned 7-seater car for all distance races.
Mobile. +33 (0)6 09 28 55 36 -

By motorhome

Want to stop over in Saint-Paul de Vence with your motorhome? A free car park is available on Montée des Trious (opposite Fondation Maeght).

Overnight parking permitted. No particular facilities available on site.

The car park is on a slight slope. Don't forget your wheel chocks!

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By bike

Follow the suggested itineraries to get to Saint-Paul de Vence from Nice or Antibes on the cycle paths. 

When you arrive in Saint-Paul de Vence, several bicycle parking racks are available:

  • Route des Serres: 3 hoops (6 places)
  • Place de Gaulle : 2 hoops (4 places)

Don't forget to take your lock!

How do I get to Saint-Paul de Vence by bike? (in French)

Expert's advice

Marine RostagniHoliday advisor & tour guide

We know the area inside out! Call us for all the practical and technical information you need to get around - Tel. +33 (0)4 93 32 86 95.

Distances from major spots on the French Riviera:

Saint-Paul de Vence - Cagnes sur Mer: 7 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Aéroport Nice: 15 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Nice: 20 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Monaco: 40 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Antibes: 17 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Cannes: 27 km
Saint-Paul de Vence - Ski resorts (Isola, Auron, Valberg,…): approximately 90km

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