Vence – A great place to visit on the Cote d’Azur

At the Heart of Vence Old Town. Watercolour 36 by 26 cms.

There are so many wonderful villages and town along the Cote d’Azur that sometimes really lovely ones gets overlooked.

10 years ago Vence was not as interesting as it is today. The old town has been rejuvenated and is now a really lovely place to spend a morning or afternoon strolling about.

The painting above was painted there last year.

However on a recent visit I took a series of photos and did some ink sketches, which, while staying in Mandelieu I have painted in my travel sketch book and so here are the results.

I hope you will like seeing them and enjoy visiting Vence as much as we now do.

Just by the town is the Chapelle du  Rosaire designed and decorated by  by Henri Matisse. He considered this to be his masterpiece and it is internally decorated by him. Although a simple Chapel it is well worth visiting.

In the Museum in the old town there is currently a Matisse exhibition and a very interesting video of how the Chapel came to be created with the support of his close friend the Dominican Nun Sister Jacques-Marie. Take the time to watch this excellent video if you can.

Vence. Rue du Dr Binet. Watercolour 24 by 20 cms.
Vence. Chapelle Pentitents Blanc. Watercolour 24 by 20 cms
Vence. Place Peyra. Watercolour 24 by 20 cms
In Place Peyra. Watercolour 24 by 20 cms

Have look on my other blog post for other paintings of our travels.

Enjoy your travelling


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After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog

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