of this website
purpose of this site to make you discover (or discover again)
this marvellous village, jewel of our beloved Provence, its
past, its present and its patrimony through a photographic stroll.
wanted to make something different from existing websites, proposing
views from Saint Paul nether made before: as for example the
one of the donjon which cannot be photographied in its highness
due to the lackness(through lack of detachment) and of face
such as it is introduced in the site, the Royal entry which
was never photographed in its entirety since the cannon (technically
no camera can make it without distortion),the chapel saint Clement,
or else postcards of the beginning of the XXth century put in
colour. All that is possible only with softwares of images processing.
Of course these photos represent reality that the eye and the
cerebrum receive but that cameras, with their lower objective,
cannot pick up.
When the photo is a photomontage it is specified as Jacques
Prévert in front of the village of saint Paul. Others,
as the completely virgin hill of any house where is the village,
made the object of modifications. These photomontages and these
modifications show situations which probably existed. To finish
I offer you a flyover in photographs of the village: it is void
need to know the past to go for a walk in alleyways and simply
dream, in front of the ramparts majesty and about the charm
of the old stones that offers the medieval village of Saint
Paul and you can go directly there or begin thereabouts before
wanting to learn more about its history.
site is not at all exhaustive or historical. It depends on no
official organism (or not official besides), grouping or association.
The photos and wallpapers are free but they remain the ownership
of their authors. Photos cannot be used in a commercial purpose
without the prior and written agreement of his author. Free
usage is reserved for a non-commercial and private purpose.
site has been launched in july 2007 in its french version and
in february 2008 for the english version. It has needed a great
amount of work before that to collect photos and to make them
suitable for the site. New photos will be regularly displayed
in the future. All your suggestions to improve the site or to
report a bug are welcomed.
Photos credits :
Postcards collections :
Saint-Paul une ville royale de
l'ancienne France – Jeanne Faure
Saint-Paul dans la mouvance de l’histoire – René
François 1er et Saint-Paul - Association des Amis
du musée d’histoire
Souvenirs d’un maire 1945-1995 Marius Issert
Saint-Paul-de-Vence et la Fondation Maeght – Eva Pollini
Saint-Paul de Vence, le village inspiré – Gilletta
since : 1/25/2008
updated on : 20/7//2017
photographic stroll in the village of Saint Paul de Vence