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France and Italy, 2004

St Paul de Vence

We stayed at St Paul mainly because it's not possible to drive from Lucca to Uzès in one day. St Paul is (yet another) walled medieval hilltop town. Quite small, and the one main street is mainly devoted to selling paintings, carvings, pottery, and other art to tourists. Higher quality tatt. Even though it was a Friday, the area inside the walls went dead around 5 pm: we had to go outside the walls to get an evening meal.

A general view of the town from the road from Nice.

One of the walkways up the steep hills from the walls to the hill summit.

Fountain in the small central square.

There were fountains throughout the town.

About a kilometre out of town is the Fondation Maeght, a gallery of modern art. Cheaper than the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, and much more fun.

Fondation Maeght has a small chapel, with this moving crucifixion.

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