04. The Tower

The tower dates from the 12th century. The west face retains its original appearance with its arrow-slits indicating an internal staircase. We don't know where…

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11. Place Clemenceau

Formerly named Place Mirabeau, it later became Place Georges Clemenceau. Only the oldest parts remain from the former episcopal palace - the building on the…

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09. Place Surian

This square bears the name of Jean-Baptiste Surian (1670-1754), a member of the Académie Française, and Bishop of Vence from 1728 to 1754. The square…

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25. The Portail Levis

The Portail Levis is one of the three gates of the Roman road. This ‘portal' consisted of a square tower, demolished in 1819, with, at…

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24. Rue de la Coste

Vence is one of those rare mediaeval towns which have retained their walls and to have an old town in the form of an ellipse.…

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21. Place Antony Mars

The first gate in the walls allowing people to leave the town led to the Place Antony Mars, formerly the Place Vieille. In 1431 the…

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20. Porte d’Orient

Monseigneur Moreau (Bishop of Vence, 1759-1763) ordered an opening to be made in the walls in order to reach the Great Seminary more quickly. In…

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