Vence Studio


Driving and Parking Information

From the Train Station in Nice

Go to the Promenade des Anglais, the street bordering the water. Turn right when you get to the water. You go quite a while before you pass the airport, which will be on your left. Immediately past the airport, take the first right to A8/Cannes. Stay in the right lane and follow the next sign to A8/Cannes. Follow this direction until you come to Exit 48 to Cagnes sur Mer/Vence. This takes you to a toll both. You need euro coins or you will need to go to the booth marked “Tout Autre” which will make change. Go through the tollbooth and follow the signs to Vence (D36); be careful of the roundabouts since people enter and exit quickly. If you miss the turnoff, just take your time and go around the roundabout again until you get over to your exit.

From the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

As you exit go in the direction of Sophia Antipolis or Cannes.  From the rental car area, stay to the left. DO NOT GO TO NICE. Once you are out of the airport, at the round-about, follow the sign to Sophia Antipolis or  A8/Cannes. Once on A8/Cannes, take Exit  48 to Cagnes sur Mer/Vence. This takes you to a toll both. You need euro coins or use a credit card. Go through the tollbooth and follow the signs to Vence ((M336); be careful of the roundabouts since people enter and exit quickly. If you miss the turnoff, just take your time and go around the roundabout again until you get over to your exit.  You will go up and up and up. At the top, where the road flattens out, you will come to a roundabout where you can go to Vence or go straight ahead to Cite Historique. Take the smaller road straight ahead (D36) to Cite Historique. Follow this smaller road straight ahead. Do not turn. The road will end when you reach the wall of the old city. You will see an archway into the old wall. This is a landmark only. Do not go through this archway, rather turn to your right. Stay to the right. In one bloack you will see the small pie-shaped parking area.  See  "To Park" directions below.

In Vence

If by mistake you follow the sign to Vence, I suggest turn aropund and go back to the roundabout and follow the small road (see above) or you can  you park your car at the parking lot in the Grand Jardin. Then locate my building before re-parking. To do this, find the Tabac, look to your left and you will see a huge tree. Proceed in that direction down the hill (past the Emile Hughes Foundation and the Auberge des Seigners). At the bottom of the hill, you will see the Matisse Centre Culturale. My building is the next building down the hill. The name Les Remparts is on the building wall, however sometimes trees obscure this. You will see an entry gate. From here, you can walk back to your car.Exit the parking garage and head back down the main street. Turn left and then right. This will take you in the right direction. Follow this down the hill. Stay to the right around the top of the wall. You will find that thwe bottom of this drive a sign that says you cannot turn to the left.You will need to keep driving, turn around and follow the directions to the parking (see above).

To Park

 At the point where the street curves to the right, you go straight ahead into the small parking area on the Traverse des Moulin. Be very careful. Cars come around the corner quickly. There is a mirror on the wall to help you see if cars are coming.  The  parking area holds three cars and you use a key to lower the  T- shaped entry bar. The key fits on the center bar of the gate. It is located about 1/3 of the way down on the side of the center bar.  Usually the center spot is for my guests. If it is filled, take another space.

If you have trouble finding Les Remparts, please call Ruth for assistance.