STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
General Views

Location: General Views of Town – 52 postcards.

This is one of the most popular type of postcards, not just for Vence, but for any town or city. There are a lot here which feature general views of town from all different directions and angles. Vence sits on a small plateau about 325 meters (1,066 feet) above sea level. The four baous (Baou des Blancs, Baou des Noir, Baou de Saint-Jeannet and Baou de la Gaude) shelter the plateau to the north. In the south of France a “baou” is a hill, cliff or escarpment that often has a flat top and extends outward from a hill or mountain. It’s a term that you will only hear in this part of the country. The spelling is Provençal and while there may certainly be similar geographic features in other parts of the country, they likely won’t be referred to as “baous.”

Because of these baous it’s quite easy to obtain nice views and photographs of Vence from a distance. The postcards in this section feature views of the town taken from many different locations. The main road from Vence to the northwest (and the next village of Saint-Jeannet) winds along a low portion of the Baou des Blancs. Taking this road just a few short kilometers will give you some beautiful views of Vence from above. If you go even higher, to the summit of the Baou des Blancs or the Baou des Noirs, you’ll get even more fantastic views.

This is a group of photographs where you can definitely see how Vence has changed over the years. It’s fascinating to see how the modern town has grown up around the old town over the years. Some of these old photographs are just amazing, Vence looks a tiny little village compared to what it is today.

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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Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 304 Front
304 – Vue générale
(Braun & Cie.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 304 Back
304 – Back
(Braun & Cie.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 19 Front
19 – Vue générale
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
19 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - E06.157.38.1.0101 Front
E 06.157.38.1.0101 – Vue générale
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - E06.157.38.1.0101 Back
E 06.157.38.1.0101 – Back
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Front
Vence
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Back
Back
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 3 Front
3. Vue générale – Baous des Blancs et Baou des Noirs
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 3 Back
Back
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Giletta 7944 Front
7994 – Vence
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Giletta 7944 Back
7994 – Back
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 06.157.50 Front
05.157.50 – Vue panoramique
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 06.157.50 Back
05.157.50 – Back
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 06.157.21 Front
05.157.21 – Vue générale et les Baous
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 06.157.21 Back
05.157.21 – Back
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Lapie 1 Front
1 – Place du grand Jardin et vue générale
(Edition Lapie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Lapie 1 Back
1 – Back
(Edition Lapie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Azur Riviera Front
Vue générale
(Editions Azur Riviera)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Azur Riviera Back
Back
(Editions Azur Riviera)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 14 Front
14 – Vue générale
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 14 Back
14 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 4 Front
4. Vue générale – Baou de St-Jeannet et Baou de la Gaude
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art Back
4 – Back – 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 14 Front
14 – Vue générale – 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 - Munier Editeur d'Art 43 Front
43 – Vue générale – 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 - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 2001 Front
2001 – Vue générale
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 2001 Back
2001 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 15051003 Front
15 06 1003 – Vue générale
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 15051003 Back
15 06 1003 – Back
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 59 Front
CE 59 – Vence
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 59 Back
CE 59 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 106 Front
CD 106 – Vence
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy CE 106 Back
CE 106 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 597 Front
E 597 – Vence
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 597 Back
E 597 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-48 Front
88-48 – La vieille ville pittoresque et ses remparts
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-48 Back
88-48 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-48 Front
88-48 – La vieille ville et ses remparts
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-48 Back
88-48 – Back
(back of the card is different than the preceding one)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/55 Front
88-55 – Vue générale – Au fond : les Baous de St-Jeannet
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/55 Back
88-55 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/212 Front
88/212 – Vue générale; au fond la Méditeranée
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/212 Back
88/212 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/244 Front
88/244 – Vue générale; au fond le Baou des Blancs
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/244 Back
88/244 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700028 Front
0615700028 – Vue générale
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700028 Back
0615700028 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 13 Front
13 – Vue générale et la Gaude
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 13 Back
13 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 284 Front
284 – Vue Panoramique
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 284 Back
284 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Vence et son Diadème
(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 - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Vue générale
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Back
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta frères Front
Vue générale
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta frères Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Vue générale et le Baou des Blancs
(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
Vue générale
(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 - Levi Fils et Cie 1 Front
1 – Vue générale prise de a Route de Coursegoule
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 1 Back
1 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Imbert & Co Front
1915 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Imp. Imbert & Co)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Imbert & Co Back
1915 – Back
(Imp. Imbert & Co)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 9173 Front
9173 – Vue générale
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 9173 Back
9173 – Back
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 14775 Front
14775 – Vue générale sur la Ville et la Chaîne des BAOUS
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 14775 Back
14775 – Back
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 897 Front
897 – Vue prise du Vieux Chemin de Saint-Jeannet
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 897 Back
897 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Reneaud, Éditeurs 3021 Front
3021 – Vue Générale
(Rostan & Reneaud, Éditeurs)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Reneaud, Éditeurs 3021 Back
3021 – Back
(Rostan & Reneaud, Éditeurs)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3905 Front
3905 – Vue générale prise de la Route de Coursegoule
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3905 Back
3905 – Back
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3907 Front
3907 – Vue Panoramique prise de la Route de St-Jeannet
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3907 Back
3907 – Back
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 13225 Front
13225 – Vue Général et les Baous
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 13225 Back
13225 – Back
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1002 Front
1002 – Vue générale
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1002 Back
1002 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 4085 Front
4085 – Panorama de la Ville
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 4085 Back
4085 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 914 Front
914 – Vue générale
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 914 Back
914 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 915 Front
915 – Vue générale
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 915 Back
915 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Vue générale
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Panorama côté Nord
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Vue générale
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - G. Rossat Mignod 5129 Front
5129 – VENCE la JOLIE
(G. Rossat-Mignod)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - G. Rossat Mignod 5129 Back
5129 – Back
(G. Rossat-Mignod)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Front
Une pensée de Vence-la-Jolie
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Clouet 10131 Front
10131 – Vence
(Editions Clouet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Back
Back
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Clouet 10131 Back
Back
(Editions Clouet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/66 Front
88/66 – Vue générale, au fond, la Méditerranée
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.42 Front
06.157.42 – Echappée sur la Ville
(Editions La Cigogne)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/66 Back
88/66 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.42 Back
06.157.42 – Back
(Editions La Cigogne)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence