POSTPONED due to coronavirus

Please join us June 17-20, 2021

Barring unforseen circumstances, all 2020 keynote speakers and creative faculty will participate next year

More information here

Statement on the Corona virus

NEW: Conference Cohousing

We have reserved a number of local houses, apartments and villas for conference participants to share.

Lodging under the conference cohousing program is for four nights only: arrving Wednesday June 17 and leaving  Sunday June 21.

Private bedroom, double bed, private bath $660/4 nights

Single or double occupancy. Master suite or equivalent (8 available)

Private bedroom, double bed $440/4 nights

Single or double occupancy. Shared bath. (10 available)

Shared bedroom, double bed $275/4 nights

Single occupancy, shared bath. (5 available)

Scholar's space (scholarship program participants only) $110/4 nights

Sofabed in common space or twin beds in shared room (18 available)

Luxury master suite $880/4 nights 

Terrace, patio, king size bed, pool, private master bath (1 available)

For more information and to reserve your space, visit our Conference Cohousing page, 



The Nice International Airport (NIC) is located 25 minutes by car from St. Paul de Vence.


The nearest train station is the Gare SNCF at Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Ground transportation

  • traditional taxi from the airport is roughly 50 Euros

  • taxi from the train station is roughly 25 Euros

  • Uber operates in the region; Lyft does not

  • the 400 bus goes directly to the village from both the train station and the airport (1.50 Euros). Last bus is at 8pm.

During peak arrival and departure hours we will help you arrange shared taxi rides to and from the airport.

Getting Around

If you cannot find lodging within walking distance of the village (warning: the region is hilly and cobblestoned; pack sensible shoes), we recommend booking your accommodations in the neighboring villages of la Colle-sur-Loup and Vence. Both are a 5 minute bus ride from St. Paul, and we will be offering low-cost shuttles from these two villages to and from the conference site.

What to know if you plan to rent a car.  Saint-Paul de Vence is a pedestrian village. Paid street parking is scarce and garage parking is expensive ($35/day). Should you rent a guest house or apartment in a residential or countryside area, free parking will normally be available at your lodgings; you can then drive to the nearest conference shuttle pickup point, where  for a more affordable rate you can leave your car for for the day. 

Shopping: aside from a very small shop that sells overpriced essentials, there are no grocery stores in St. Paul de Vence. The closest supermarkets can be found in Vence or la Colle-sur-Loup.

Hotel Accommodations

Book early: hotels and guest houses in the Cote d'Azur region are often fully booked months in advance. 

All lodging within the village ramparts is sold out. 



Luxury hotels

WARNING: ​Le Mas de Pierre is owned by the corporation that demolished James Baldwin's home. No shuttle service.

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