STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Odds & Ends

Location: Odds & Ends – 53 postcards.

The page is home to a few “odds & ends,” places or things that are featured prominently in one or more postcards which just don’t fit into any of the other location categories.

Most likely constructed in the 13th century, the ramparts of Vence surrounded the old town and protected it from invasions and attacks. The Château des Villeneuve, which is now home to the Museum of Vence, is actually built into the ramparts, with one side of the building acting as part of the wall. All along the portions of the ramparts which still exist today you can see evidence of the defensive features that played such an important part in keeping the city safe. The Castle Tower, one of the highest points in Vence, is a much loved and much recognized feature from the days when the Lords of Vence ruled over the population.

Le Grand Frêne (the big ash tree) is one of the most important and recognized landmarks in Vence. Planted in 1538 it has survived numerous threats over the years and was recently the recipient of an award as one of the best trees in France. The remarkable Roman columns that date back to 3rd century have a long and fascinating history.

Mills played an important part in the economy of Vence for hundreds of years. Oil mills, flour mills, some powered by water some by man or beast. Only a few still remain today and none are operational.

All of these important landmarks, as well as a few more, can be found on this page of odds and ends.

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.

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Fête St-Véran St-Lambert

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères - Front
Fête St-Véran St-Lambert
Procession des Evêques de Provence
(Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères - Back
Back

The Ramparts

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 300bis Front
300bis – Vieille Ville et ses Remparts
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 300bis Back
300bis – Back
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Giletta 7 - Front
7 – Vieux Remparts – Porte du Pont-Levis
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Giletta 7 - Back
7 – Back
(Édition Giletta)
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.M.D. CIM 0615700015 Front
0615700015 – Les remparts
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700015 Back
0615700015 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM

Les Moulins (The Mills)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères 5 - Front
5 – La Cagne et les Vieux Moulins
Ligne du Sud de la France
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta frères)
Postmarked 1911
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères 5 - Back
5 – Back
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 318 Front
318 – Les vieux remparts et les Moulins
(Braun & Cie.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 318 Back
318 – Back
(Braun & Cie.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 2151 Front
2151 – Les Moulins à huile et le vieux chemin de Saint-Jeannet
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions "La Cigogne" 2151 Back
2151 – Back
(Editions “La Cigogne”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Collection La Cigogne - 2151 Front
2151 – Les Moulins à huile et le vieux chemin de Saint-Jeannet
(Collection La Cigogne Booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Collection La Cigogne - 2141 Back
2151 – Back
(Collection La Cigogne Booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 899 Front
899 – Les Moulins de la Lubiane
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 899 Back
899 – Back
(ND Phot)

La Carrefour de l’Ara

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)

The Château

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 17 Front
17 – Un coin de la place de la République et tour de l’ancien château
(Editions d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 17 Back
17 – back
(Editions d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Soignée Front
English Tea Room. The Chateau.
(Édition Soignée)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Soignée Back
Back
(Édition Soignée)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 911 Front
911 – La Place Thiers et la Tour de Château
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 911 Back
911 – Back
(ND Phot)

Restaurants

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions « La Cigogne » 506 - Front
506 – Le Pigeonnier Restaurant
(Editions « La Cigogne »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions « La Cigogne » 506 - Back
506 – Back
(Editions « La Cigogne »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imprlmerie Monégasque 771 - Front
771 – Hostellerie du Lion d’Or
(Imprlmerie Monégasque)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imprlmerie Monégasque 771 - Back
771 – Back
(Imprlmerie Monégasque)

Le Grand Frêne

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Front
67 – Frêne planté sous François 1er en 1538
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/260 Front
88/260 – La frêne géant planté sous François 1er et le château de Villeneuve
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Back
67 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/260 Back
88/260 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Front
Le Frêne et la Poste
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Arbre séculaire
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Back
Back
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta)

Quartier des Adrets

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Quartier des Adrets
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Back
Back
(J. Gilletta et Cie)

Quartier du Claous

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Quartier du Claous et Baou des Blancs
(J. Gilletta et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Back
Back
(J. Gilletta et Cie)

Quartier d’Aspas

Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Quartier d’Aspas – Villa Valentin
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)

The Marseille Columns

Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Place Godeau
(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 Poissonnerie – Colonne des Marseillais
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 13 Front
552 – Cimetière Vieux et Colonne
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 13 Back
552 – Back
(Les Editions Mar)

Un Coin Pittoresque

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Un coin pittoresque
(Edition Pleint)

Le Musée Lapidaire

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Front
828 – Le Musée Lapidaire, le Baou des Blancs et le Domaine St-Martin
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Back
828 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)

Fleurs

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Front
La Cueillette des Fleurs d’Orangers
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Back
Back
(Etablissement de Photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Lestrohan le Rhône 3 - Front
vnc 3 – La Cueillette des Fleurs d’Orangers
(Lestrohan le Rhône)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Lestrohan le Rhône 3 - Back
vnc 3 – Back
(Lestrohan le Rhône)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - G Rossat-Mignod - 5122 - Front
5122 – Beaucoup de fleurs multicolores
Postmarked 1955
(G.Rossat-Mignod)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - G Rossat-Mignod - 5122 - Back
5122 – Back
(G.Rossat-Mignod)

La Brissaudo

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - SNYPA - Cliché Colette DEFIVES - Front
Groupe d’expression folklorique de VENCE
« La Brissaudo »
(SNYPA – Cliché Colette DEFIVES)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - SNYPA - Cliché Colette DEFIVES - Back
Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - SNYPA - Cliché Colette DEFIVES - Front
Groupe d’expression folklorique de VENCE
« La Brissaudo »
(SNYPA – Cliché Colette DEFIVES)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - SNYPA - Cliché Colette DEFIVES - Back
Back

Various

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 133 - Front
A 133 – Carrefour Mondial du Tourisme
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 133 - Back
A 133 – Back
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 680 - Front
A 680 – Carrefour Mondial du Tourisme
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 680 - Back
A 680 – Back
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions « LA CIGOGNE » 06.157.12 - Front
06.157.12 – REFLETS DE LA COTE D’AZUR – VENCE
(Editions La Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions « LA CIGOGNE » 06.157.12 - Back
06.157.12 – Back
(Editions La Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy H. 381 Front
H. 381 – Vence
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy H. 381 Back
H. 381 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/169 Front
88/169 – Une Pensée de Vence
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/169 Back
88/169 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-92 - Front
88-92 – Souvenir de Vence
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-92 - Back
88-92 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 824 Front
824 – Vue générales – Fontaine du Peyra – Chapelle du Rosaire décorée par le Maître Henri Matisse – Place du Peyra
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 824 Back
824 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Front
825 – Souvenir de Vence
Postmarked August 11, 1958
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Back
825 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Front
825 – Souvenir de Vence
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Back
825 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions « Mar » 7936 - Front
7936 – Various Sites
(Les Editions « Mar »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions « Mar » 7936 - Back
7936 – Back
(Les Editions « Mar »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions « MAR » 10767 - Front
10767 – Souvenir de Vence la Jolie
Postmarked April 20 1965
(Les Editions « Mar »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions « MAR » 10767 - Back
10767 – Back
(Les Editions « Mar »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions «Mar» 1312 - Front
1312 – Vieille rue pittoresque, La Fontaine du Peyra, La Place du Grand Jardin, Vue générale, Vieille rue pittoresque
1973 postmark
(Les Editions «MAR»)
1312 – Back
(Les Editions «MAR»)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Front
Un Bonjour de Vence
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Back
Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Craquelin Vençois - Front
L’Histoire du Craquelin Vençois
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Craquelin Vençois - Back
Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - World on DVD - Front
What to do in Vence
(World On DVD)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - World on DVD - Back
Back
(World On DVD)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-93 - Front
88-93 – Souvenir de VENCE
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-93 - Front
88-93 – Souvenir de VENCE
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-93 - Back
88-93 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-93 - Back
88-93 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 219 - Front
A 219 – Carrefour Mondial du Tourisme
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Un Noël en Lumière - Front
Un Noël en Lumière 2020
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions CAP A 219 - Back
A 219 – Back
(Editions CAP)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Un Noël en Lumière - Back
Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Unknown

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 16 Front
16 – Basse Provence – Villageoise
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 16 Back
16 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)