In the mountains north of Nice, is the small, walled city of Saint-Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns in the French Rivera. Today, the town is best known for its relationship with modern and contemporary art (and its incredible views). It houses the grave of painter Marc Chagall, who lived and worked there for almost 20 years. You can visit the Maeght Foundation, a museum featuring modern art, and numerous galleries throughout the city. The only guidance you need when it comes to restaurants is to pick one with outdoor tables that overlook the hills — and then order a glass of rosé, which comes from the nearby region of Provence.
Inland from France’s glittering Côte d’Azur, this sun-splashed village is a must-visit destination for art lovers. Stop at the Fondation Maeght to see art by modern and contemporary masters, then visit the Chapelle du Rosaire, where Henri Matisse designed the vibrant stained-glass windows in the style of his late cut-outs.