St. Paul de Vence

My friend Robert Fresco recommended a stop in this amazing village, up the road from Nice, France. Unfortunately they were setting up for an event when we arrived at La Colombe d'Or. There upcoming greats like Matisse, Chagalle and finally Picasso would doodle on a napkin in exchange for lodging and meals.   They're now framed, but we couldn't even catch a glimpse. Hope to return some day.

The New York Times just ran an article, "Artful Lodgers," on this hotel and mentioned a sign that sums it up quite nicely:
As a sign on the hotel’s entrance read: “Ici on loge à cheval, à pied ou en peinture.”(Roughly translated: Here we lodge those on foot, on horseback or with paintings.) 

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