Saint-Paul de Vence


"Saint-Paul de Vence is a medieval fortified hilltop village, one of the most picturesque places I have ever seen.  I stroll arm in arm with Christian through the narrow cobbled streets, my hand in the back pockets of his shorts.  Taylor and either Gaston or Philippe -I can't tell the difference between them- trail behind us.  We pass a tree-covered square where three old men, one wearing a traditional beret in spite of the heat, are playing boules.  It's quite crowded with tourists, but I feel comfortable tucked under Christian's arm.  There is so much to see -  little alleys and passageways leading to courtyards with intricate stone fountains, ancient and modern sculptures, and fascinating little boutiques and shops."  Fifty Shades Freed by E L James