France and Italy 2004

St-Paul-de-Vence, 25 June

We stayed at St Paul mainly because it's not possible to drive from Lucca to Uz├Ęs 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.
  View of the village from the road to it from Nice.
  We stayed in the Hôtel Les Remparts.
  Like all hilltop villages, St Paul has steep streets.
  The fountain in the main square.
  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.

From St-Paul, we took a scenic journey to eventually reach Uzès.


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