St. Paul de Vence 3 nights in July with 5 and 6 year old and grandparents
We will be near St. Paul de Vence in late July with our foodie 6 year old, our 5 year old who eats like a kid, and not very adventurous grandparents. Any suggestions are welcome, but we are particularly interested in regional cuisine, doesn't have to be fancy.
It's been a long time since I've been there, but I stayed in Vence, and had wonderful meals there. St Paul is a Disneyesque restoration, pretty but touristy, and expensive. Vence is a real town where people live and work, and it also happens to be charming, historically interesting, and lively. For traditional food try the Lion d'Or. We also liked Vieux Couvent and Auberge des Templiers, though these serve more modern cuisine and may not suit the less adventurous. There are many traditional bistros and it is fine to just walk around and see what looks good.
Yes, St Paul is alas tourist-trap to the hilt, save La Colombe D'Or, a high-end historic restaurant that doubles as a museum with works donated by the artists that frequented the place, including Picasso.
Vence, a few miles to the East, is a real town, real people, and a wonderful historic centre with no traffic. In town, don't miss La Farigoule, good regional cuisine, reasonable. Les Agapes is another nice resto in town. The next town west, Tourettes, is also worth a side trip.