STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Avenues & Boulevards

Location: Avenues & Boulevards – 33 postcards.

The avenues and boulevards of Vence (with one major exception) haven’t changed too much over the last 100 years and what you see in these postcards (for the most part) is very close to what you’ll see today. But, if you look carefully you can spot some very interesting developments over the years.

Avenue Marcellin-Maurel, which runs along the south side of the old town, was once lined with large plane trees. How beautiful it looks in a few of these old cards. The trees were all torn down in 1911 when a new tramway was built connecting Vence with the coast. It’s easy to spot the tracks in some of these photos. When the tramway was closed in 1932 the trees were not replaced.

The Basse Fontaine, located at the corner of Avenue Colonel Meyere (once known as Rue de l’Hôpital), was moved a bit closer to the buildings to make room for more traffic along the street. In many of these photos it holds a more prominent place near the center of the road.

The one major exception I mentioned above? Avenue de la Gare, which once ran in front of the Vence train station no longer exists, at least not in its original form. The portion that runs from Le Place du Grand Jardin to the big roundabout is now known as Avenue de la Résistance. Not surprising since the train station itself no longer exists as well. Parts of the line were destroyed during World War II and the decision was made to not rebuild it after the war.

Avenue des Poilus and Boulevard Paul-André are both represented here as well.

If you have any questions about any of the cards featured here, if you see any errors or if you would like more information, drop me an email at steve@steveandcaroleinvence.com.

All postcards are from the collection of Howard Shakespeare unless otherwise noted.

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Avenue Marcellin-Maurel

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1283 Front
1283 – L’Avenue Marcellin-Maurel
(Anciens Etab.)
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Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1283 Back
1283 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1304 Front
1304 – Le Porte du Signadom (misspelled! should be Signadour) et l’Avenue Marcellin-Maurel
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1304 Back
1304 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1322 Front
1322 – Place Nationale et Avenue Marcellin-Maurel
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1322 Back
1322 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
L’Avenue Marcellin-Maurel
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Avenue Marcelin (sic) Maurel
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Tabac Presse du Grand Jardin 2 Front
1453 – La Porte Saint-Véran (1787)
(Tabac Presse du Grand Jardin)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Tabac Presse du Grand Jardin 2 Back
1453 – Back
(Tabac Presse du Grand Jardin)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 21 Front
21 – La Porte de Signadour et Avenue Marcelin-Maurel (sic) – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art Back
21 – Back – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 905 Front
905 – Avenue Marcelin-Maurel (sic)
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1018 Front
1018 – L’Avenue Marcelin-Maurel (sic)
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 905 Back
905 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1018 Back
1018 – Back
(ND Phot)

Avenue de la Résistance (Avenue de la Gare)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. Lombard Front
Place Nationale – Avenue de la Gare (Avenue de la Résistance)
(Edit. E. Lombard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. Lombard Back
Back
(Edit. E. Lombard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
L’Avenue de la Gare (Avenue de la Résistance)
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Giletta 8 Front
8 – Avenue de la Gare (Avenue de la Résistance)
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Giletta 8 Back
8 – Back
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 7 Front
7 – L’Avenue de la Gare (Avenue de la Résistance)
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 7 Back
7 – Back
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.70 Front
06.157.70 – Le Carrefour de l’Ara et l’Avenue de la Résistance
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.70 Back
06.157.70 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 41 Front
41 – Place de la République et Avenue de la Gare
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 41 Back
41 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Promenade, avenue de la Gare
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Promenade, avenue de la Gare
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta frères 11 Front
11 – Avenue de la Gare – Villa Saint-Hubert
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta frères 11 Back
11 – Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Front
8 – Place Nationale et Avenue de la Gare
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Back
8 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Front
8 – Avenue de la Gare
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Back
8 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1023 Front
1023 – La Place Nationale et l’Avenue do la Gare
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1023 Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Front
Place Nationale – Avenue de la Gare
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Back
Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Boulevard Paul-André (Boulevard Saint-André)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 22 Front
22 – Boulevard Paul-André (Ancienne porte fortifiée) (Portail Levis)
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 22 Back
22 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 30 Front
30 – Le Boulevard Paul-André et le Baou des Blancs
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 30 Back
30 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 32 Front
32 – Le Boulevard Saint-André – Le Baou des Blancs
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 32 Back
32 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Boulevard Paul-André – Vestiges Porte Moyen Age (Portail Levis)
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 37 Front
37 – Boulevard Pont-André – Porte Levis – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art Back
37 – Boulevard Pont-André – Porte Levis – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison

Avenue Colonel Meyere (Rue de l’Hôpital)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 32 Front
32 – Rue de l’Hôpital et Portail du Signadour
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 32 Back
32 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Rue de l’Hôpital et Portail du Signadour
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 903 Front
903 – Rue de l’Hôpital et Portail du Signadour
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 903 Back
903 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1026 Front
1026 – La Rue de l’Hôpital et la Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1026 Back
1026 – Back
(ND Phot)

Avenue des Poilus

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Front
Pension “La Joie de Vivre”
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Back
Back
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Avenue des Poilus
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Back
Back
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence