Lucky the Horse by Rémi Pesce

Lucky the Horse by Rémi Pesce

The statue of Lucky the Horse is one of the most popular and meaningful attractions in the village.

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 / 2021

Other experiences in Saint-Paul de Vence
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Churches & chapels

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

Churches & chapels

The Cemetery of Saint-Paul de Vence

One of the most visited cemeteries on the Côte d’Azur – here rests several celebrities – including Chagall & Maeght

Museums

Célestin Freinet school

The famous schoolteacher and educator Célestin Freinet (1896-1966) taught in Saint-Paul de Vence between 1928 and 1933.

Churches & chapels

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.

Fountains

Grand Fontaine 1850

La Grande Fontaine was built in 1850 in the Provencal style and has inspired many painters and photographers over time.

Hiking

Walk along the western rampart

“Henri Layet discovery walk” – this is a wonderful little walk on a recently created path that runs along the western side of the city.

Food & Wine

La Colombe d’Or

This is one of the world’s most famous restaurants, visited by the most famous people in the world.

Selected experiences in cities close to Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vence

Hike to Saint-Paul de Vence

This hike to Saint-Paul de Vence from the center of Vence is neither too long nor too strenuous, but rather beautiful and cozy.

Vence

Saint Elisabeth chapel

Saint Elisabeth chapel in Vence impresses with its rediscovered fresco paintings by Giovanni Canavesio, and its history dates back to the 14th century.

Vence

The Museum of Vence

The Musée de Vence / Fondation Émile Hugues is situated in the heart of the historic city center and is among the very popular sights on the Côte d’Azur.

Vence

Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité

Here in the middle of the old medieval town of Vence you will find France’s smallest cathedral. Usually one expects cathedrals to be large and impressive…

Vence

Gombrowicz Museum

Dedicated to the Polish master writer Witold Gombrowitz and beautifully situated in Villa Alexandrine.

Vence

Chapel Pénitents Blancs

This chapel is the largest and most interesting chapel in Vence. Centrally located, just a few hundred meters from Place Grand Jardin, on the ancient Roman road to Castallane…

Vence

Rosary Chapel by Matisse

The Rosary Chapel by Matisse is together with the cathedral in the old town Vence’s biggest attraction and one of Henri Matisse’s greatest masterpieces.

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