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.
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