Saturday, November 04, 2006

St. Paul de Vence...an overview

Even if you've never been to the South of France you may well have come across photos of St Paul de Vence and/or its famous fountain. The town has come to symbolise the beauty of the Cote d'Azur and its hinterland.



Not for nothing was it a favourite haunt of Picasso, Matisse and dozens of other artists who paid for their meals at the Colombe d'Or with their paintings and sketches which are supposed to be there still. Nowadays you're more likely to run into the rich and famous in the restaurant though friends ran into Johnny Depp and his family in the more modest Cafe de la Paix(correction: Cafe de la Place. Am going mad) opposite. He heard them speaking English and came over for a chat....lucky them.

7 comments:

tut-tut said...

Hey, if you're desperate for material for the post-a-day, post more photos with a little commentary. Your're making me jealous . . .

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Absolutly lovely photos ... I want to step into those pics!

Mombat said...

Lovely photos! Came across your blog through "the Randomizer". Well done!

Josie said...

I have been to Paris but never to the south of France. It looks exquisite. I love everything French.

Cheers,
Josie

Mouse said...

Hi...I'm passing by and leaving a comment as requested..
lovely pictures
Johnny Depp???? Not in my corner of France, sadly!

Titanium said...

All the more reason to hang out in cafes in France speaking English, eh?

Now, where's the number to that travel agent? :)

blueVicar said...

Whoa! I was just there last Wednesday...and where was Johnny D? Give my eyeteeth to have a brief chat with him...snacking in the 'hood!


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