STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Places (Squares)

Location: Places (Squares) – 72 postcards.

You’ll find a variety of places (or squares) all over Vence, both inside and outside the old town. Large ones and small ones. Many of the names have changed (what was once Place Nationale is now Place du Grand Jardin) but for the most part the ones you will see in these postcards still remain very much a part of everyday life in Vence.

The squares of Vence, like most any town in France, serve a variety of purposes. On cool autumn afternoons you might see old men relaxing on the benches chatting with their long time friends and neighbors. Warm summer evenings will find the small Place du Peyra or Place Surian full of restaurant tables overflowing with people enjoying a leisurely meal. On market mornings the Grand Jardin is filled with the booths of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to cheese, olives, flowers, eggs and much more. Vide greniers (flea markets) are held regularly on the large Place Clemenceau in front of the Hôtel de Ville (the town hall).

All of the main squares in Vence are represented in this collection of postcards with Place du Grand Jardin and Place du Peyra being the most popular.

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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La Place du Grand Jardin (La Place Nationale, La Place de la République)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1322 Front
1322 – Place Nationale (Place du Grand Jardin) et Avenue Marcellin-Maurel
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1322 Back
1322 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. N. Reydellet Front
Pergola – Place du Grand Jardin
(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. Lombard Front
Place Nationale (Place du Grand Jardin) – Avenue de la Gare
(Edit. E. Lombard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. E. Lombard Back
Back
(Edit. E. Lombard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Paul Raynard Front
Place Nationale (Place du Grand Jardin)
(Edit. Paul Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Paul Raynard Back
Back
(Edit. Paul Raynard)
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 - Edition Lapie 5 Front
5 – Place du Grand Jardin
(Edition Lapie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Lapie 5 Back
5 – Back
(Edition Lapie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 17 Front
17 – Un coin de la place de la République (Place du Grand Jardin) 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 - Editions Photoguy E 136 Front
E 136 – Fontaine et Place du Grand Jardin
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 136 Back
E 136 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-164 Front
88-164 – La place ombragée du Grand Jardin
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-164 Back
88-164 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 5 Front
5 – Place Nationale et le Nouvel-Hôtel
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 5 Back
5 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 19 Front
19 – Place de la République
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 19 Back
19 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 41 Front
41 – Place de la République et Avenue de la Gare
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 41 Back
41 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - FG 2 Front
2 – Place Nationale et les Quatre « Baous »
(FG)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - FG 2 Back
2 – Back
(FG)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Front
8 – Place Nationale et Avenue de la Gare
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 8 Back
8 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 49 Front
49 – La Place (Place du Grand Jardin)
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 49 Back
49 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Front
Un coin de la Place de la République
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1023 Front
1023 – La Place Nationale et l’Avenue do la Gare
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1023 Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 835 Front
835 – Un coin de la Place (La Place du Grand Jardin)
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" 835 Back
835 – Back
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1007 Front
1007 – La Place Nationale
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1007 Back
1007 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Front
55 – Place du Grand Jardin
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Back
55 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1008 Front
1008 – Place du Grand Jardin
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1008 Back
1008 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Front
Place Nationale – Avenue de la Gare
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Back
Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Place du Frêne (La Place Thiers)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Guigou Front
Place du Frêne
(Edition Guigou)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Guigou Back
Back
(Edition Guigou)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 6 Front
6 – Place du Frêne (planté sous Henri IV) et l’Hôtel du Lion d’Or
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 6 Back
6 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 37 Front
37 – Place Thiers
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 37 Back
37 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 38 Front
38 – Place Thiers
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 38 Back
38 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 16 Front
16 – La Place Thiers – 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
16 – Back
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions « Malo » 1055 Front
1055 – Place du Frêne
(Editions « Malo »)
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 - Editions « Malo » 1055 Back
1055 – Back
(Editions « Malo »)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 911 Back
911 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1110 Front
1110 – Place Thiers et Vieille Tour
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1110 Back
1110 – Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)

Place Antony Mars (Place Victor-Hugo)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Place Victor-Hugo (Place Antony Mars) et Vieille Fontaine (Basse Fontaine)
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Place Victor-Hugo (Place Antony Mars)
(Edition Cagnoli)
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 26 Front
26 – Place Antony Mars
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 26 Back
26 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 26 Front
26 – Place Antony-Mars – 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
26 – Back – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1027 Front
1027 – La Place Victor-Hugo
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie 1027 Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. Neurdein et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 904 Front
904 – La Place Victor Hugo
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 904 Back
904 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 11 Front
11 – La Basse Fontaine. – Place Antony-Mars
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Neurdein Frères 1013 Front
1013 – La Porte du Signadour et la Place Victor-Hugo
(Neurdein Frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 11 Back
11 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Neurdein Frères 1013 Back
1013 – Back
(Neurdein Frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Phototypie A.D.I.A. 1437 Front
1437 – La Basse-Fontaine et Place Antony Mars
(Phototypie A.D.I.A.)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Phototypie A.D.I.A. 1437 Back
1437 – Back
(Phototypie A.D.I.A.)
from the collection of Steve Wilkison

Place St-Michel

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Place St-Michel & Chapelle St Pancrace
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)

Place du Marché

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Front
Place du Marché
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard Back
Back
(Edit. Raynard)

Place Clemenceau (Place de l’Église, Place de la Mairie)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 2006 Front
2006 – Place Clémenceau et hôtel de Ville
Portail de la Cathédrale
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 2006 Back
2006 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 9 Front
9 – La Place de l’Église
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 9 Back
9 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 34 Front
34 – Place de la Mairie
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 34 Back
34 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 34 Front
34 – Place Clémenceau
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 34 Back
34 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Front
L’Eglise
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1102 Front
1102 – Place et Porte de l’Église
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta 1102 Back
1102 – Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)

Place Thiers

Place Surian (Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1019 Front
1019 – La Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1019 Back
1019 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1019 Front
1019 – La Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1019 Back
1019 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - A06.157.00.0.8115 Front
A 06.157.00.0.8115 – Place Surian
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - A06.157.00.0.8115 Back
A 06.157.00.0.8115 – Back
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)

Place Godeau (Place du Vieux Cimetière)

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 - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 11 Front
11 – Place Godeau et la Tour de l’Église
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 11 Back
11 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 912 Front
912 – La Place du Vieux Cimetière – Porte Renaissance
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 912 Back
912 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 11 Front
11 – Place Godeau et la Tour de l’Eglise
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 11 Back
11 – Back
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.66 Front
06.157.66 – La Cathédrale, dont la construction remonte au XIe Siècle.
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. CIM 0615710330 Front
0615710330 – Place Godeau & Rue l’Échêvé
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.66 Back
06.157.66 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
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 - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 28 Front
28 – Place Godeau – Clocher de l’Eglise
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
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 - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 28 Back
28 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 13 Back
552 – Back
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 902 Front
902 – Place Godeau et le Clocher de l’Église
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 902 Back
902 – Back
(ND Phot)

Place du Peyra

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.03 Front
06.157.03 – La Place du Peyra
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 06.157.03 Back
06.157.03 – Back
(Editions la Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 28 Front
88 28 – La place du Peyra et la Fontaine
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 28 Back
88 28 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 14 Front
14 – La Place du Peyra
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements Frédéric Laugier 14 Back
14 – Back
(Etablissements Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Place du Peyra
(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 Et Neurdein Reunis 40 Front
40 – Place du Peyra
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Et Neurdein Reunis 40 Back
40 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Front
Un coin, Place du Peyra
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad )
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1029 Front
1029 – La Place du Peyra
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1029 Back
1029 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1031 Front
1031 – La Place du Peyra
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1031 Back
1031 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 568 Front
568 – La fontaine provençale et Place du Peyra
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 568 Back
568 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Front
67 – Place du Peyra
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
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 - Ed. A. Rion Front
La Place du Peyrat (typo! should be “Peyra”)
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Picard 19 Front
19 – Place du Peyra (typo! should be “Peyra”)
(Édition Picard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Ed. A. Rion Back
Back
(Ed. A. Rion)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Picard 19 Back
Back
(Édition Picard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3913 Front
3913 – Portail et Place du Peyra
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 556 Front
556 – Place et Fontaine du Peyra
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photochromie A.D.I.A. 3913 Back
3913 – Back
(Photochromie A.D.I.A.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 556 Back
556 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence