With its cobbled streets and crumbling ramparts, Saint Paul de Vence has long been a haven for the stars of celluloid, canvas and chorus. Picasso famously painted there, Matisse was a fan and Marc Chagall even chose to be buried within its walls. Its legacy of artistic glamour extends beyond those who are adept with a paintbrush, poet Jacques Prévert put pen to paper there and during the 1960s it became the home from home for French actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Lino Ventura.
Today its legacy clings to the walls like acrylic and it is once more a commune for the creative, with an estimated 7000 flocking to it a day to paint, peruse or just pick at a croissant at a chic café. On entering the historic French village, be sure to view the conceptual piece pictured in which the glory of the town is reflected back on the viewer in warm acetate.