Our little home from home was once a chicken shed in the grounds of a 1930’s villa in the small town of Vence on the Cote d’Azur. We were warmly welcomed by the owners Anne and Richard when we arrived one Saturday evening in Fanny the Fiat from Nice airport.
Of course there are no chickens now but instead a delightfully decorated air conditioned granny annexe with all mod cons and a mezzanine floor which houses the double bed. It was extremely comfortable for The Grey Traveller and he who likes to think he is obeyed. We were just two people who wanted to chillax in a quiet area in a beautiful garden with a stunning pool. You don’t need to haul a heavy suitcase as there is a washing machine and the local area expects nothing other than casual dress.
Anne and Richard were on hand to answer questions about the area with recommendations on where to go and what to eat etc. With just a 5 minute walk to a supermarket and a ten minute walk to the old historic town it makes this little piece of heaven an ideal location if you enjoy an evening stroll before or after dinner.
Vence is about half an hour by car to Nice, Cannes and Antibes, it is located in an area where there are many mediaeval hill top villages to visit such as St Paul de Vence and Tourettes Sur Loup.
It is easy to reach the coast, Monaco, Grasse and Italy and of course on the Cote D’Azur there is dazzling sunshine all the way. We will always have fond memories of Vence and in particular Anne and Richard’s friendly welcome. Au revoir mess amies.