Your #1 holiday home in Vence


Your #1 holiday home in Vence, the Villa Fontaine Vieille, near Nice on the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden full of flowers, palm trees, cypresses and mimosas. The idyllically situated seats in the shady garden and the verandas invite you to read, stroll, discuss and meditate. The property is situated just outside the old town walls and is close to the historic old town of Vence. Shops, boutiques, street cafés and restaurants are within walking distance.

The oldest parts of the villa date from the middle of the 19th century. The old parts were tastefully incorporated into the renovated holiday apartments. The interior decoration is based on the Provence style of southern France. Depending on the orientation of the balconies and terraces of the apartments, one has panoramic views of the Baou Mountains, the Lubiane River, the Matisse Chapel and the picturesque old town of Vence.

All apartments have a covered fireplace with a fireplace and a summer outdoor kitchen. The covered outdoor kitchen is equipped with a pizza oven and barbecue, a large dining table with chairs, crockery etc. Loungers, resting places and parasols complete the varied offer.

Central heating

All apartments have central heating and are also warm in winter. Join our regular guests and seasoned visitors, and experience the winter season in this wonderful area. Benefit from less tourists, empty beaches, relaxed places, many open cafe’s and restaurants.


There are a rich selection of shops for daily necessities in the historic, Provencal old town, which is a 2 minute walk away. There is a daily market on the Place du Grand Jardin. Several large supermarkets are a few minutes drive away.

Vence and Surroundings

The town of Vence and its equally well known neighbor Saint-Paul de Vence are situated in the charming hilly landscape north-west of Nice. The old town of Vence with spiralling houses, the partially preserved city wall, the castle and the former palace are well worth visiting. There is a rich selection of shops, restaurants and markets in the historic, Provencal old town. The Matisse chapel is a popular attraction. Vence has a reputation as an artist’s place, which gives the often peaceful, sometimes lively atmosphere a special flair – even in winter.


The beaches of Cagnes sur Mer, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Theoule sur Mer, Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu sur Mer and others are within easy reach by car.


For nature lovers the diversity of the country around Vence offers very beautiful hiking routes. Located at 325 m above sea level and only a few kilometers from the almost 1000 m high Col de Vence mountain range on the St. Barnabe high plateau, the city is the starting point for many adventurous hikes.


Drive to the Col de Vence, to the St.Barnabe-High, into the Gorge du loup and into the mostly untouched countryside surrounding Vence, not to mention the Verdon gorge (Gorge du Verdon) and two of the most beautiful villages of France – Tourtel, as well as Gourdon.


The artists’ sites Saint Paul de Vence (Fondation Maeght), Antibes (with old town and port, Picasso museum, Cap d’Antibes), Vallauris (Picasso clay works), Haut de Cagnes (Renoir house) are worth a visit.


Visit the cities of Nice (Old Town, Matisse Museum, Promenade des Anglais), Cannes (Old Town, Croisette, Esterel Mountains, Iles de Lerins) and Monaco (Casino in Monte Carlo, Prince’s Palace). Even St.Tropez and Port Grimaud are only 1 1⁄2 drive away.

Perfume, violets and wine

The perfume town of Grasse should be on everyone’s itinery. On the way there is the romantic village of Tourrettes le Loup. Also the vineyards of Var are worth a trip.


For many years Sybille Heinemann spends part of the spring and summer with us in the enchanting hinterland of the Côte d’Azur.

By arrangement, we will work together to set up a customized treatment program for you. This can – depending on your wishes – only include an afternoon, several days or even a week or more.


In the small picturesque, romantic squares in the old town of Vence there are a variety of good restaurants with French and international cuisine. Gourmets can expect numerous top restaurants such as the Les Bacchanales and the famous Colombe d’Or in St. Paul de Vence.

Your Holiday Homes


The 36 sqm apartment with terrace, suitable for 2 people, is located on the ground floor of the villa.

from €450/ week


Ground floor, 41 sqm, recently renovated, up to 4 people + South terrace + North/West balcony

from €560/ week


The 60 sqm apartment for up to 3 persons with south/east balcony is located on the 1st floor and can be reached via an outside staircase.

from €640/ week


The very bright, newly renovated 50 sqm apartment + 2 balconies with 20 sqm is located on the 1st floor of the villa and is ideal for 2-3 people.

€700/ week
Soleil Levant-Süd-Balkon

Soleil Levant

1st and 2nd floor, maisonette apartment, 65 sqm, new kitchen, maximum 6 persons, large 25 sqm roof terrace and south balcony

from €740/ week
Villa Fontaine Vieille


raised ground floor, 61 sqm, 2 bathrooms, up to 4 persons + South terrace + East balcony

from €740/ week

Guest reviews

It was our second time in Vence at Thurners and we enjoyed it again very much. The holiday apartment Nuages is equipped with everything what the heart desires. There are appealing dishes, matching wine glasses, for tea drinkers a teapot (which is not a matter of course - we have been to many FeWos!) with nice tea bowls, lots of cutlery, pots of every kind. In the kitchen cupboard we found not only a bottle of (good) olive oil and vinegar, salt and a pepper mill, but also various spices in very nice glasses. There is everything what one wishes for in a kitchen. Coffee can be prepared in 4 different ways (we don't have that many possibilities at home). There is a stock of tea lights (great!), candles, writing utensils, and much more. The apartment is tastefully furnished all around with a lot of love for detail and a view of the overall effect. One likes to move there, which is also due to the very pleasant contact and helpfulness of Thurners. We would like to come back in any case and thank you once again for the beautiful stay in the 'Villa Fontaine Vieille'.
Gudrun und WolfgangMai 2019
My compliments! We have been guests at your place and would like to thank you for your hospitality, attention and care, whether everything would be all right, up to your willingness to provide us with forgetful bed linen at a late hour. The cleanliness and equipment of the holiday apartment meets all the requirements of a domicile for holidays. The location of the apartment/s is elevated above the hills with very good views and is quietly situated in a dead end street, the supermarket is 5 minutes away for meals. Everything that a person needs can be found here in the immediate vicinity. A return is actually a must!
Klemke familyApril 2018
Pure relaxation! We have been coming here for 12 years now, have already got to know almost all the apartments and for us, a holiday at Thurners is always pure relaxation. Apart from the great atmosphere of the garden and the Provencal ambience, we especially appreciate the proximity to the old town for shopping and to pick up croissants in the morning as well as the evening retreat from the bustle of the coast. So during the day you can make your excursions, visit all the famous places, go swimming... and in the evening, one returns to this small oasis.
Manu und MartinaJuni 2017