Au Souleu

Vence, Alpes-Maritimes

It's a privilege to stay here surrounded by such rich history. But nothing feels stuffy or formal, this is still very much a family home


12 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Such an elegant house, designed and built in 1936 by Arthur Teisseire, a renowned local architect who worked in Paris and Vence; other examples of his work can be found in the town and are worth seeking out. The pale stone house has arched doorways, large windows, a tower and a courtyard with a medieval chapel, so history lovers and those who appreciate design will be happy here. The owners (Vincent, Arthur’s grandson, and vivacious Hanneke) have restored to perfection and will greet you warmly – then it’s all yours. The hub of the house is a light and airy room with a wooden dining table and three sets of French doors leading to the terrace and garden; a snug living room with TV and books is less grand but perfect for slouching. Bedrooms (the master with its own terrace, the one at the very top with views to Antibes) are quietly understated and filled with family portraits and beautiful, interesting things; bathrooms are new. There’s a modern kitchen too with all you need to cook and a smaller table for less formal meals. Or amble into Vence for restaurants, shops and the cathedral with a Chagall window.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Swimming pool on-site from June 2018.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €350
Weekly price
from €2650
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From €35012 beds6 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Hanneke Teisseire - van de Ven

  • Au Souleu is located on only a 3-minute walk from the medieval town. We can really recommend you take a tour with a guide from the tourist office.
  • Both inside and outside the old town are many little boutiques, galleries, bars, restaurants and terraces. And of course some good boulangeries to buy your fresh french bread and croissants.
  • From Vence you can see the four baous (the mountains). You can also walk to the Baou the blanc and the baou the noir. From Sainte Jeannet 5 km east of Vence you can climb the baou the st Jeannet and the Baou de la Gaude. All baous have amazing views.
  • Under the Baou the blanc you find Chateau St Martin. A 5 star hotel where you can have a very fine lunch or dinners. They have a helicopter pad and you might even meet some stars who fly in from their private yacht!
  • St Paul de Vence is a nice medieval village close by. From Vence you can walk to St Paul de Vence, it is about an hour walk. Here you can stroll through the little streets and visit the many galleries.Very easy... you can even take the bus back into Vence.