Here all the inhabitants of the city are represented
The artist, Rémi Pesce, used 3,000 horseshoes to create the statue, which represents the approx. 3,000 inhabitants living in St. Paul de Vence.
Lucky the Horse stands peacefully and overlooks the western part of the parapet and can be admired by the city’s many visitors.
A legend in Saint-Paul
Rémi Pesce (1930) is a legend in Saint-Paul de Vence and has lived here most of his life. He has also experienced the wild art period in the 50’s where many famous artists like Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Braque met at La Colombe d’Or restaurant. Remi even worked at one point as a handyman at the restaurant and thus had good contact with the customers at the restaurant. Has, among other things, played pétanque with Yves Montand and drank wine with Pablo Picasso.
Discover Remi Studio and the rest of his work, only a few minutes away from the city center of Saint-Paul de Vence at the address : 350 chemin du Cercle, Saint-Paul de Vence
By Tommy Sverre – 2022
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- Churches & chapels
- Food & Wine
La Petite Cave – a wine cottage in a unique 14th-century cave
If you like wine in exceptional surroundings, La Petite Cave in St. Paul’s cave is a must visit. The cave dates back to the 14th century.
The Collegial Church
The 17th century marked the golden age of the church in Saint-Paul de Vence. Here, in 1666 the church was raised to the rank of Collegial Church by the bishop Antoine Godeau of Vence
The Cemetery of Saint-Paul de Vence
The cemetery of Saint-Paul de Vence is one of the most visited cemeteries on the Côte d’Azur – here rests several celebrities – including Chagall, Escoffier & Maeght.
Célestin Freinet school
The famous schoolteacher and educator Célestin Freinet (1896-1966) taught in Saint-Paul de Vence between 1928 and 1933.
The Folon chapel – The White Penitents
Experience the admirable Folon Chapel, a design work of Jean-Michel Folon and learn more about an artist who had strong ties to Saint-Paul de Vence for over thirty years.
Le Fromager in Saint-Paul de Vence offers a nice little stop where you can enjoy different kinds of sandwiches, dried fruits and drinks…