Your holiday home in Vence, Villa Fontaine Vieille, is situated in the middle of a large, quiet Mediterranean garden with roses, palm trees, cypresses and mimosa trees, just a short walk from the historic center (2 minutes walk) of Vence. The core of the villa was built in the middle of the 19th century. The villa has several apartments, which have been decorated in Provence style. Depending on the apartment you have a view of the Provence mountains with the Baoux des Blancs, the house of Vence, the Matisse chapel and the old town of Vence. There is a covered seating area with a fireplace, a covered outside kitchen with a pizza oven, garden furniture, sun loungers and umbrellas. Barbecue facilities are also available.

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 32 sqm apartment for 2 persons and 20 sqm north/west terrace 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.

from €630/ 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

Our compliments! We were guests with you and would like to thank you for your hospitality, attention and care, for everything being perfect and your willingness to provide us with bedding at short notice. The cleanliness and furnishing of the apartment was just what you want on holiday. The location of the apartments is sublime, with beautiful views over the hills and in a quiet cul-de-sac, the supermarket is 5 minutes away. Everything you need, you can find nearby. Another thing: the two dogs are friendly and if you don’t like dogs, they will stay out of your way. We will definitely be coming back!
Klemke familyApril 2016
So relaxing! We have been coming now for 12 years, have stayed in all the apartments and for us, holiday at the Thurners’ villa are always pure relaxation. In addition to the pleasant garden and the Provencal atmosphere, we particularly appreciate the closeness of the old town for shopping and to get croissants in the morning, as well as being able to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the coast in the evening. So you can take day trips, visit all the famous sites, go swimming ... and in the evening you return to this little oasis.
Manu und MartinaJuni 2016
This was our second time in Vence at Thurners and we loved it again. The apartment Nuages ​​is equipped with everything that the heart desires. There are attractive dishes, matching wine glasses, for tea drinkers a teapot (which is not self-evident - we were already in many homes!) With beautiful tea bowls, lots of cutlery, pots of every kind. In the kitchen cabinet we found not only a bottle (good) olive oil and vinegar, salt and a PfefferMÜHLE, but also various spices in very beautiful glasses. Everything is there, what you want in a kitchen. Coffee z. For example, you can prepare FOUR different kinds (we do not have so many options at home). There is a supply of tealights (great!), A CD collection. The apartment is tastefully decorated with attention to detail and a view of the overall effect. People like to move there, which is helped by the very pleasant contact and helpfulness of Thurners. We would definitely return and thank you again for the nice stay in the 'vielle fontaine'.
Gudrun und WolfgangMai 2018