A small 8 page folding brochure from the Vence Syndicat d’Initiative
A nice little folding brochure focusing on Vence as a town that is worth visiting all year round. There are some nice color photos, a map and a few descriptions of the town’s highlights. There’s not a lot of text, so I’ve translated it below.
This was put together by “Le Syndicat d’Initiative,” what the Office de Tourisme used to be called. I’m not sure when the name was changed, but I think that means this was probably released sometime in the 1970s.
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Booklet text in English
Vence – Côte d’Azur – The Four Seasons Resort
City of Artists
Chapel of the Rosary decorated by Matisse
Vence is built on a plateau 325 meters above sea level. It is sheltered from the winds by the chain of Baous which dominates the city. A whole range of low, wooded hills separate it from the sea, beyond which the view extends over the entire coastline from the Alps to the
Vence, nestled at the foot of its hills a few leagues from the sea, has been the resort of choice in the Mediterranean hinterland since ancient times.
In Spring – Its fields of May roses, its gardens of orange trees fill its old streets with the scent of their flowers.
In Summer – The exquisite freshness of its nights, the water jet of its fountains, the walks in the countryside.
In Autumn – Its golden hills, its generous vines, the extraordinary clarity of its sky…
In Winter – The warmth of its climate, the beautiful orchestration of its Baous that silver glow of its olive trees make Vence an Ideal Stay in All Seasons.
Vence has Hotels corresponding to the different categories classified by the General Tourism Commission. The traditions of old French cuisine are respected in its Restaurants and Inns.
Vence the Roman
Its 10th – 12th century Cathedral
To get to Vence
By S.N.C.F., stop at the CAGNES-sur-MER station or at the NICE station; coach services: S.A.P. ensure the connection between these stations and VENCE. For timetables, inquire at the S.I. de Vence. If you want a taxi, call a Vençois driver, you will save money.
By road N°7 take the C.D. 36 at CAGNES-sur-MER, or by the NAPOLEON road at GRASSE, the National 85, then the National 210.