Vence is a veritable jewel in the crown of Provence. Its historical centre, beautifully preserved with its characteristic oval shape defining the confines of the 12th Century medieval walled city, is full of reminders of its past. A splendid ash tree legend has it was planted by Francoise I in 1538, the 12th Century tower which overlooks the town, the 17th Century Castle of Villeneuve – today a fabulous modern art museum – and the Fountain of the Peyra, with its famous and deliciously cool spring water, are but a few of these treasures. Investing in real estate in Vence puts one right in the centre of history.
Set in the hills of the beautiful Alpes Maritimes Department of Southern France, Vence benefits from a mixture of the warm Mediterranean climate and fresher inland breezes. The French Riviera stretches out below a mere 10kms away. Nice is less than a 30 minute drive away as is the yachting port of Antibes. Buying property for sale in Vence, puts you on the doorstep to Monaco and just beyond, Italy and the Costa Azzurra – the Italian stretch of the Cote d’Azur. In summer take advantage of the stunning Mediterranean Sea, before retiring to the cooler hills in the afternoon. In winter, the nearest ski resorts are less than one hour away, inland towards the mountains.
The many cultural delights of Vence include the Marc Chagall mosaic in the baptistery of the Cathedral, Our Lady of Nativity, The Rosaire Chapel conceived by Henri Matisse – the first time a painter designed every detail of a monument, and strolling the Vence Water Walk. Famed for its fountains, with delicious spring water of exceptionally high quality, the streets of Vence are often lined with people queuing to sample their delights. A circular walk takes in several of these ancient fountains and allows you to sample the cool, low sodium water- a treat for salt free diets.
Vence is simply delightful. Those who invest in property for sale in Vence are not the first to appreciate the towns’ splendours and the sheer beauty of the surrounding countryside. Chagall, Dufy, Matisse and many more all brought their easels here in an attempt to capture the magic this place exudes. The surrounding countryside, known as the `Pays Vençois’ is widely recognised as amongst the most stunning of the Alpes-Maritimes region. It is no surprise then that Vence real estate is right up there with the most sought after in Provence and the South of France.
Eurofrance are the experts when it comes to Vence real estate. No one knows the area better and no one can explain in greater detail the excellent investment opportunity real estate in Vence represents. Eurofrance are proud to present a selection of Vence property for sale. Please take the time to browse our property listings and feel free to contact one of our representatives if you require further assistance.
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