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
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 : 8/7//2011
photographic stroll in the village of Saint Paul de Vence