Le Saint Paul
What We Love
- The beautiful stone fireplace in the hotel’s small lobby sitting room
- The dramatic room décor, complete with sumptuous fabric-draped headboards
- The idyllic restaurant terrace and traditional French cuisine
What To Know
- The hotel is located within the medieval walled city, where roads are narrow, cobbled and winding
- Visit the roof terrace for sweeping views of Provence that stretch as far as the Mediterranean
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Once a meeting spot for secret societies, Le Saint Paul Hotel has a rich history and has undergone a thoughtful renovation that will keep traditionalists happy. While its public spaces are awash in serene neutral tones, the jewel-toned bedrooms remind you that this is a luxury property. As with any historic property, staircases are winding and some rooms are intimately proportioned.
In the Area
St. Paul de Vence is a quintessential medieval Provençal hill town known for its galleries, restaurants and serpentine cobbled lanes. Try the Stephan Woelk-designed Chez Andréas for a local menu of specialties of the Provence. The glitzier attractions of the Cote d’Azur, like Nice, Cannes and Monaco, are a short drive away, as are the famed lavender fields of Provence, a must-see in season.
How to Get There
I took my husband to SPdV to enjoy the splendor of this beautiful village having hosted several business trips here.
Wanting to be central and away from my former business location, I selected Hotel Le Saint Paul having walked past it with intrigue many times before when touring the village.
It was the best decision I could have made. Welcomed with tea and coffee and freshly made cake, we were invited to relax before being taken to our room.
Our room was charming. Lots of tradition features and a fresh modern bathroom.
The staff were efficient, helpful with dinner and taxi reservations, and encouraged my limited french.
Best of all was the location. Shops, restaurants, historical sights all on your doorstep with the ability to return to the sanctuary of your room and relax in peace and quiet. Saturday morning I took a run through and around the village at 8am and had it entirely to myself. It was wonderful to experience. After 40 mins the first group of tourists arrived and the village started its usual buzz of visitors. For me that time alone was magical and I would return here over any prior location again.
Excellent in every respect. Very nice room (#22) with great vue. Excellent dining room. If you like red wine the Bandol was great. Great entree course of tomato farci with buratta. Excellent service in dining room and at front desk. It is not inexpensive but clearly worth the splurge for somethng special. It is a challenge driving into the hotel thru the very narrow medieval size streets but once there they help you and take your car to be parked and get when you leave. Do not try it if your vehicle is a large SUV
Le Saint Paul is a special treat because it is inside the village. Ambiance was outstanding. It was interesting to watch as the strollers came by and took pictures of the the small restaurant terrace with its bright red umbrellas and to know we would soon be sitting there. A tip, if you want to eat in the restaurant, make advance reservations.