STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Odds & Ends

Location: Odds & Ends

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.

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

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The Ramparts

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 - 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 - 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)

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 - Edition Pleint Front
Arbre séculaire
(Edition Pleint)

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)

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)

Various

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 - 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 - Front
Un Bonjour de Vence
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 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)
Steve and Carole in Vence