Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is one of the oldest Medieval towns in South of France. It is absolutely charming with narrow streets and breathtaking views. It spreads on top of the hill and surrounded by a wall. The whole region is a bit more than 7 squared kilometres and the village itself is even smaller. We completed full circle in less than an hour..

I have not even tried to go into any art galleries because there are just so many of them. However I took some pictures of the entrances for you to have an idea. Some galleries occupy ground floor, but some have historic stairs leading to lower ground floor. It looks very charming and inviting.

Marc Chagall, who lived in Saint Paul for 20 years, is buried on the local cemetery and people leave small stones in circle on his grave.

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Many restaurants and hotels have incredible art piece hanging on the wall, like Chagall, Picasso, Matisse. Saint Paul de Vence is also called city of artist. In 20th century this small village was the destination for painters, filmmakers and writers.

You can discover many artistic elements while walking in the town, many doors and gates have interesting pattern, some houses are decorated I even saw painted letterbox. Street signs are also artistic and written in a cheeky font, it adds to artistic atmosphere of the village.

Bruges

Bruges is a magical city – narrow streets, canals, squares it all looks like an illustration for a fairy tail. It has a been a very short stay so I did not have time to check out the museums but I still admired a some art while wondering in the city. There are many small galleries, sculptures, street artists.

There were many sculptures in squares and parks, as well as artists working on the street and selling  their paintings with beautiful Belgian landscapes and street views.

I came across a small toy shop with hand made items, the clocks were beautiful! It were truly pieces of art.