The town of Vallauris is located between the hills and the Mediterranean Sea, a location that benefits from its proximity to Sophia-Antipolis and the beaches of Golfe-Juan. This means there are plenty of markets, shops and or services or amenities near wherever you might be. The town is also effectively an extension of Antibes, bordering it on its west side.
Vallauris has the famous ambassador of Pablo Picasso, the famous artist. In the town you can visit the National Picasso Museum and go to the market square and see the bronze statue, “man with a sheep”, by Picasso. Picasso is the reason that when you take about Vallauris you evoke its traditional activity of poverty.
There is a lot to see and visit in Vallauris. You can go to one of the museum’s – Magnelli Museum, Museum of Ceramics, and the National Museum of Picasso. You can also visit the Municipal School of Music and Dance or the Municipal School of Art Ceramics.
If you want to experience the pottery and ceramic crafts, then visit one of the shops, and you can see the making process and discover how they decorate it by hand. There are also some workshops that offer courses for all ages if you want to test out your pottery and ceramic crafting skills.
There are also some events that take place in Vallauris every year – Pottery Festival, Peasants Day and concerts from July to August which are held in the theatre of the sea.
August is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in August averages 23.8 °C. In January, the average temperature is 7.4 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year. On average there are 111.78 hours of sunshine per month.
Nice Airport is the closest to Vallauris and is only a 30 minute drive away.