STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Fountains

Location: Fountains – 36 postcards.

If you stroll through Vence on any given day you are likely to find people waiting in line to fill containers with fresh water from one of the many fountains that are located throughout the town. Since the middle ages Vence has been known for the high quality of its water. Surrounded by three rivers (the Malvan, the Lubiane and the Cagne), our town is also lucky enough to have two springs (the Foux and the Riou). The Foux spring supplies a multitude of fountains that can be found in and around the city.

Altogether there are well over twenty fountains sprinkled throughout Vence. No matter what part of town you find yourself in you are never very far away from a fountain with cool, fresh, invigorating water. Sadly, only a few of these fountains are represented here in these postcards. La Fontaine du Peyra and La Basse Fontaine are the most popular, and deservedly so. However, in addition to these two the ONLY other fountain found here is the old “flower fountain” on the Grand Jardin. I’m really surprised to see ALL of the other fountains missing. Several others of them are quite picturesque and would make great postcards.

Most distressing of all is the fact that there is only one postcard featuring the beautiful lavoir (washhouse) of Vence! This incredible structure is so elegant and wonderful I can’t imagine why it was not used in more postcards.

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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La Fontaine du Peyra

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 2 Front
2 – Fontaine du Peyra
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 2 Back
2 – Back
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 2 Front
2 – Fontaine du Peyra
(Editions d’Art Munier)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 2 Back
2 – Back
(Editions d’Art Munier)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 2 Front
2 – Fontaine du Peyra – 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
2 – Back – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 2147 Front
2147 – Vence Fontaine et Porte du Peyra
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 2147 Back
2147 – Back
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
2147 – Vence Fontaine et Porte du Peyra
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
2147 – Back
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy AE 57 Front
AE 57 – Peinture naïve de Chantal Sellan
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy AE 57 Back
AE 57 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 28 Front
88 28 – La place du Peyra et la Fontaine
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 28 Back
88 28 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700022 Front
0615700022 – Fontaine de Peyra
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700022 Back
0615700022 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1105 Front
1105 – Porte et Vieille Fontaine (Peyra) (alt. 293m)
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1105 Back
1105 – Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Fontaine du Peyra
(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 Place du Peyra
(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 - Ste. Altari 4205 Front
4205 – La Fontaine du Peyra
(Ste. Altari)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ste. Altari 4205 Back
4205 – Back
(Ste. Altari)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1009 Front
1009 – La Fontaine du Peyra
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1009 Back
1009 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 568 Front
568 – La fontaine provençale et Place du Peyra
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 568 Back
568 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Servelle Front
Fontaine du Peyra
(Edit. Servelle)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Picard 19 Front
19 – Place du Peyra (typo! should be “Peyra”)
(Édition Picard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Servelle Back
Back
(Edit. Servelle)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Picard 19 Back
19 – Back
(Édition Picard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 107 Front
CE 107 – Fontaine du Peyra
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/209 Front
88/209 – La fontaine de la Foux (La fontaine du Peyra)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 107 Back
CE 107 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/209 Back
88/209 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 4 Front
4 – La Fontaine du Peyra et le Portail
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 556 Front
556 – Place et Fontaine du Peyra
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 4 Back
4 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 556 Back
556 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)

La Basse Fontaine (Fontaine Saint-Michel, Fontaine Antony Mars)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Place Victor Hugo et Vieille Fontaine (Basse Fontaine)
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 26 Front
26 – Place Antony Mars
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 26 Back
26 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 26 Front
26 – Place Antony-Mars – 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
26 – Back – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 33 Front
33 – La Fontaine (La Basse Fontaine)
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 33 Back
33 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 15 Front
15 – Vieille Fontaine du XVIe siècle (La Basse Fontaine)
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 15 Back
15 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1027 Front
1027 – La Place Victor-Hugo
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1027 Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 11666 Front
11666 – Une Porte du Rempart et Fontaine (Porte Signadour and la Basse Fontaine)
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 11666 Back
11666 – Back
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 876 Front
A 876 – Fontaine Antony Mars (XVIe s) (Basse Fontaine)
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10060023 Front
10 06 0023 – La Fontaine Saint-Michel
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 876 Back
A 876 – Back
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10060023 Back
10 06 0023 – Back
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710372 Front
0615710372 – La Basse Fontaine
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 11 Front
11 – La Basse Fontaine. – Place Antony-Mars
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710372 Back
0615710372 – Back
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 11 Back
11 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Heliogravure Combier Macon Front
La Basse Fontaine
(Heliogravure Combier Macon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 60 Front
60 – Fontaine du XVIe siècle (La Basse Fontaine)
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Heliogravure Combier Macon Back
Back
(Heliogravure Combier Macon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 60 Back
60 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Phototypie A.D.I.A. 1437 Front
1437 – La Basse-Fontaine et Place Antony Mars
(Phototypie A.D.I.A.)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Phototypie A.D.I.A. 1437 Back
1437 – Back
(Phototypie A.D.I.A.)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison

La Fontaine du Grand Jardin

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 136 Front
E 136 – Fontaine et Place du Grand Jardin
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 136 Back
E 136 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-118 Front
88-118 – La fontaine fleurie de la place du grand jardin
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-118 Back
88-118 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)

Le Lavoir

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ste. Altari 4203 Front
4203 – Le Vieux lavoir
(Ste. Altari)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ste. Altari 4203 Back
4203 – Back
(Ste. Altari)
Steve and Carole in Vence