This is a great hike for anyone, but especially for people who don’t hike a lot. It’s fairly short, fairly easy and there’s a lot to see in a very short period of time. I gives you the chance to do some hiking through the woods between Vence and Saint-Paul de Vence and then spend some time exploring Saint-Paul.
The hike begins in Vence and heads down into a small valley where you cross the Malvan River. After crossing the river you climb up the other side of the valley (really, it’s not hard) and then it’s a leisurely stroll along the back streets into Saint-Paul de Vence. Carole had been wanting to make this hike for quite awhile, but with all the COVID-19 restrictions we just weren’t able to find time.
Finally, this past Sunday the current restrictions were lifted to allow us to exercise for up to three hours and to go up to twenty kilometers from our home. The weather was perfect, lots and lots of sunshine and blue skies and temperatures in the low 60s. So we set off from Vence in the early afternoon. Because this hike is so short you may choose to return the same way you came, or you can do what we did and take the bus from Saint-Paul de Vence back to Vence. Even though we only had three hours we had a truly wonderful afternoon and would highly recommend this little hike to everyone.