Subject: Saint Paul de Vence
Hello Fellow Francophiles:

Last night at dinner, two of our companions described their wonderful vacation renting a house in Saint Paul de Vence. Our host immediately showed a great deal of interest and described his high school adventure when he and three companions were dropped in Saint Paul ostensibly to be hosted by families, but in reality winding up as four 16 year old high schoolers with their own apartment in France. The conversation rolled on and when we got back from dinner Jan dove into the guide books and her route for Girls Trip in June. Vence is doable, but the question is should they go there? Can anyone tell us the advantages and disadvantages of making Saint Paul de Vence a stop? Let me warn that the guidebooks describe it as touristy and that raises a red flag. Thanks in advance.

Tom in an icy Carlisle.