STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Old Town Streets

Location: Old Town Streets – 75 postcards.

I love walking through the old town. It’s one portion of Vence where it feels like time has stood still. Well, at least for the last few hundred years. Outside the walls of the old town much of Vence has been consistently renovated and modernized. Hotels that once stood proudly beside the Grand Jardin have been replaced by large post-war apartment and office buildings. Gorgeous villas where elegant parties and sumptuous dinners were once commonplace have given way to large contemporary mini-mansions of glass and steel.

Walking through old town is a completely different story. Sure, some buildings have been updated and/or replaced. Some fountains have been moved from one place to another. Trees that once stood in the middle of a small square are now gone. But overall, it’s remarkable to see just how little has changed from the streets our predecessors walked two, four or even six hundred years ago. It’s fun to take these cards and compare them to photos from today and see how much still remains the same.

I must say I am a bit surprised at how few of the streets in old town are represented in these cards. (I say the same thing about the fountains and the chapels.) Rue Pisani and Rue Sainte-Luce seem to be the favorites and, to be honest, they do very much represent the “typical” old town street. Rue Saint-Véran, Rue de l’Évêché, Rue de la Coste and a few others are here but there are still so many wonderful little streets and alleyways in the old town which are missing.

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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Rue Pisani

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1299 Front
1299 – Rue Pisani
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 319 Front
319 – Vieille rue (rue Pisani)
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1299 Back
1299 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 319 Back
319 – Vieille rue (rue Pisani)
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. N. Reydellet Front
Vieille Ville – Rue Pisani
(Edit. E. N. Reydellet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. N. Reydellet Front
Vieille Ville – Rue Pisani
(Edit. E. N. Reydellet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. N. Reydellet Back
Back
(Edit. E. N. Reydellet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. N. Reydellet Back
Back
(Edit. E. N. Reydellet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 43 Front
43 – Vieille Rue (Rue Pisani)
(Levy & Neurdein Reunis)
45 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 43 Back
43 – Back
(Levy & Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Back
45 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Back
45 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/168 Front
88/168 – Une vieille rue pittoresque à Vence (Rue Pisani)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-168 Front
88-168 – Une vieille rue pittoresque à VENCE-LA-JOLIE (Rue Pisani)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88/168 Back
88/168 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-168 Back
88-168 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 27 Front
27 – La rue Pisani
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.07 Front
06.157.07 – Vieille rue typique (Rue Pisani)
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 27 Back
27 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.07 Back
06.157.07 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 77 Front
77 – Rue Pisani
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Portail des Anciens Remparts (Rue Pisani)
(Lombard Éditeur)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 77 Back
77 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Back
(Lombard Éditeur)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Front
846 – Rue Pisani
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 570 Front
570 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue Pisani)
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Back
846 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 570 Back
570 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Rue Saint-Véran

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ELD 1891 Front
1891 – Vieille Rue
(ELD)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ELD 1891 Back
1891 – Back
(ELD)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - J. Gilletta et Cie Front
Vieille Rue
(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 - Levi Fils et Cie 13 Front
13 – Rue voutée
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 13 Back
13 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 13 Front
13 – Rue voutée
(Levy Fils et Cie)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 13 Back
13 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Bonnafoux - 13 Front
1313 – Vieille Rue et Porte Provençale
(rue Saint-Véran & Porte d’Orient)
(Bonnafoux)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
La Rue St-Veran
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Bonnafoux - 1313 Back
1313 – Back
(Bonnafoux)
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 31 Front
31 – Portail et Rue St-Vèran – Tour de la Cathédrale
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.68 Front
06.157.68 – Une vieille rue (Rue Saint-Véran)
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 31 Back
Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.68 Back
06.157.68 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 135 Front
E 135 – Rue Saint-Véran et Portail d’Orient
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Gilletta 554 Front
554 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue Saint-Véran)
(Les Editions Gilletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 135 Back
E 135 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Gilletta 554 Back
554 – Back
(Les Editions Gilletta)

Rue de l’Évêché

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 1306 Front
1306 – Rue de l’Evêché
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 1306 Back
1306 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Gilletta 552 Front
552 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue de l’Évêché)
(Les Editions Gilletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Gilletta 552 Back
552 – Back
(Les Editions Gilletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 1308 Front
1308 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue de l’Échêvé)
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 1308 Back
1308 – Back
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 290 Front
290 – La Rue de l’Evêché
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 290 Back
290 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 314 Front
314 – Rue de l’Évêché
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Front
Rue de l’Evêché
(Ed.A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 314 Back
314 – Rue de l’Évêché
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Back
314 – Back
(Ed.A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10-9499 Front
10-9499 – Une vieille Rue (Rue de l’Évêché)
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.313 Front
060.313 – Rue de l’Evêché
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10-9499 Back
10-9499 – back
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.313 Back
060.313 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710330 Front
0615710330 – Place Godeau & Rue de l’Échêvé
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Neurdein Frères 1286 Front
1286 – Rue de l’Evêché
(Neurdein Frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710330 Back
0615710330 – Back
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Neurdein Frères 1286 Back
1286 – Back
(Neurdein Frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Litografia Seven VE 23 Front
VE. 23 – Rue de la vieille ville – Rue de l’Évêché
(Litografia Seven)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Litografia Seven VE 23 Back
VE. 23 – Back
(Litografia Seven)

Rue de la Coste

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Front
Rue de la Coste
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Front
Rue de la Coste
(note minor difference where Edit. Raynard, Vence is located)
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Back
Back
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Back
Back
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 380 Front
380 – Vieille rue (rue de la Coste)
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700009 Front
0615700009 – Portail Levis & Rue de la Coste
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 380 Back
380 – Back
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700009 Back
0615700009 – Back
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)

Rue Sainte-Luce

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 15 Front
380 – Une Vieille Rue (rue Sainte-Luce)
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10050379 Front
10 06 0379 – Vieille Rue (rue Sainte-Luce)
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
15 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10050379 Back
10 06 0379 – Back
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.323 Front
060.323 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue Sainte-Luce)
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710600 Front
0615710600 – Rue Sainte-Luce
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.323 Back
060.323 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710600 Back
0615710600 – Back
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Rue Ste-Luce
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 908 Front
908 – Rue Sainte Luce
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 908 Back
908 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Heliogravure Combier Macon Front
Rue Sainte-Luce
(Heliogravure Combier Macon)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Lombard éditeur Front
Vue en Escalier su le Boulevard (Rue Sainte-Luce)
(Lombard Éditeur)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Heliogravure Combier Macon Back
Back
(Heliogravure Combier Macon)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Lombard éditeur Back
Back
(Lombard Éditeur)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 38 Front
38 – Rue Sainte-Luce
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 557 Front
557 – Vieille rue pittoresque (Rue Sainte-Luce)
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 38 Back
38 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 557 Back
557 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Munier Éditions d'Art 38 Front
38 – Rue Sainte-Luce
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Munier Éditions d'Art 38 Back
38 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison

Rue de la Porte Fausse

Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Rue de la Porte fausse
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)

Rue du Portail Levis

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710323 Front
0615710323 – Rue de Portail Levis
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710323 Back
0615710323 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Rue du Portail Levis
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)

Rue de Marché

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 062670 Front
062670 – Au fil des rues piétonnes, ambiance fleurie (Rue du Marché)
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 062670 Back
062670 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Front
La Rue du Marché
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Rue du Marché
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Back
Back
(Ed. A. Rion)
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 32 Front
32 – La Rue du Marché
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 53 Front
53 – La Rue de Marché
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 32 Back
32 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 53 Back
53 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 16 Front
16 – La Rue du Marché
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 16 Back
16 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Rue du Séminaire

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 36 Front
36 – Rue du Séminaire
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 36 Front
36 – Rue du Séminaire – 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 36 Back
36 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art Back
36 – Back – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 62 Front
62 – Rue du Séminaire
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700007 Front
0615700007 – Rue du Séminaire
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 62 Back
62 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700007 Back
0615700007 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM

Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.308 Front
060.308 – Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.308 Back
060.308 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)

Rue Masséna

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 17 Front
17 – La rue Masséna
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 17 Back
17 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)

Impasse de la Rouette

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.14 Front
06.157.14 – Impasse de la Rouette
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.14 Back
06.157.14 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)

Rue de l’Enfer

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 165 Front
E 165 – Rue de l’Enfer
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 165 Back
E 165 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)

Rue Saint-Lambert

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 65 Front
65 – Rue Saint-Lambert
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 65 Back
65 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)

Rue des Portiques

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700004 Front
0615700004 – Rue des Portiques
Editions S.M.D. CIM
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615700004 Back
0615700004 – Back
Editions S.M.D. CIM

Unidentified Streets

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 46 Front
Une vieille rue
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 14 Front
554 – Vieille Rue
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. d'Art Munier 46 Back
46 -Back
(Edit. d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 14 Back
554 – Back
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Vieille Rue
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Pleint Front
Vieille Rue
(Edition Pleint)
Steve and Carole in Vence