Villefranche-sur-Mer

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TownVillefranche-sur-Mer
Insee code06159
Postcode06230
Latitude43.7039760
Longitude7.3111090
AltitudeFrom 0 to 575 meters
Surface4.88 km²
Population5468 inhabitants
Density1120 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelBeaulieu-sur-Mer at 4.1 km (8 min)
Chief townNice (at 8.3 km, 14 min)Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat at 5 km (11 min)
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesÈze at 8 km (13 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Villefranche-sur-Mer, prestigious city of the Côte d'Azur offers you when you arrive, whether by the ledges, sea or train, spectacular views.

Situated 4 km from Nice and 12 km from Monaco, at the foot of a vast amphitheater of hills, it was founded in 1295 and has retained many vestiges of its origin.

City at Sea location hosting the finest units but also small fishing port ... its cuisine is naturally based on fish directly supplied by local fishermen.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Citadel: An imposing fortress built in 1557 to defend the city from attacks by sea. It was restored in 1979 and houses since 1981, the town hall, a convention center and 4 museums. Open Access.
  • Museums:
  • Volti Museum (sculpture).
  • Gallery Goetz-Boumeester (paintings).
  • The collection Roux (scenes of life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance)
  • 24th BCA (en souvenirs).
  • La Chapelle Saint-Pierre: Romanesque chapel located at the foot of the old city, it was entirely decorated by Jean Cocteau. Open every day except Monday. Admission charge.
  • La Rue Obscure: Street 130 meters long and completely covered his route from the 13th century.
  • Also the Baroque church of Saint-Michel, the Port Royal de la Darse, the chapel of St. Elizabeth.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Villefranche-sur-Mer
Information pointsTourist Office of Villefranche-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach of La Darse,   Beach of La Marinière,   Marina of La Darse,   Museum of Art and History of Villefranche-sur-Mer
Natural sitesBay of Villefranche,   Mount Leuze

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Contracts:
  • Provencal Market: Every Saturday from 8 am to 13 am - Binon Francis Gardens.
  • The market to flea market: Every Sunday - Garden Binon and Francis Place Amélie Pollonais.
  • The craft market: Every day in summer - Place Amélie Pollonais.
  • Festivals:
  • In February: The Combat Naval Fleuri - Port Health.
  • April: The Citadel Flowers - Floral Show.
  • In July: The Musical Moments - Summer Festival.
  • In September Frankly Art - Exhibition of contemporary art.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
  • The Kerylos Villa in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
  • The village of Eze.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (9.9 km)
Canyoning or aqua-hikingSports sensationsFrom 40 € to 65 €Le Broc (17.3 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterlandNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 65 €Biot (21 km)

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PHOTOS

Rade de Villefranche-sur-MerRade de Villefranche-sur-Mer
 
Port HealthPort Health
Old TownOld Town
 
Street Old cityStreet Old city
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Baroque church St. MichaelBaroque church St. Michael
St. Peter's Chapel, decorated by CocteauSt. Peter's Chapel, decorated by Cocteau
 
CitadelCitadel
Port de la DarsePort de la Darse
 
The craft marketThe craft market
Volti MuseumVolti Museum
  

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WEATHER

Monday 22 December
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Min. -2°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 23 December
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Min. -8°C - Max. 15°C
Wednesday 24 December
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Min. -12°C - Max. 8°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Beluga  
8.3
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Le Beluga restaurant, located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, offers to share a moment of indulgence and relaxation in a baroque and nicely decorated. In the kitchen, the Chef takes his passion...
Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Pacha   NEW
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
With an exceptional location in the port of Saint -Jean -Cap- Ferrat, with a lovely view of the boats, Le Pacha opens the door to a modern and cozy. Its decor in shades of red and black...
Located 170 m from Villefranche-sur-Mer36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCarpaccio  
8.3
Villefranche-sur-Mer
The Carpaccio welcomes you in its restaurant decor exotic and Provence! You can easily find in Villefranche-sur-Mer, in a huge yellow building. The chef prepares specialties prepared...
Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 6 bedroomsVilla Rima Guest house Nice    
9.6
Nice
Nice central. Great central location in a charming Art Deco Villa in a quiet and green area. About 5 minute walk to the Place Garibaldi and old town, 2 minutes to tram and pedestrian...
Located 2.6 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 60 € to 117 € the double room 
Villa with 4 bedroomsVilla kilauea    
8.9
Nice
Our guest house is located on the hills in the heart of Nice on the French Riviera, only a few minutes drive from the Promenade des Anglais and beaches. Our Villa widely open to the...
Located 3.6 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 130 € to 210 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsChezjosephine     NEW
Nice
ChezJosephine is a charming bed and breakfast, located in the center of Nice on the Boulevard Raimbaldi, an attractive tree-lined avenue, a few minutes walk from the main train station,...
Located 3.6 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 65 € to 95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsUn Balcon sur la rade de Villefranche
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Apartment design with stunning sea views over the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat - fifth and last floor, corner, facing south, very bright (one facing the sea), quiet, large living...
Located in Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 700 € to 1300 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartements dans villa avec parking.  
9.4
Nice
2 room apartment in a villa 40 m ² with terrace and parking in the property. 180 ° panoramic view over the city of Nice and the sea. American kitchen, living room with sofa bed for...
Located 1.9 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 360 € to 640 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsAppartement 3 pièces
La Trinité
Accommodation for 5 people including a well equipped kitchen, lounge with tv and sofa on a clear campaign and Alps view, 2 bedrooms with 2 beds and storage spaces, bathroom with sink,...
Located 2.3 km from Villefranche-sur-Mer400 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
28 places over 4 haCamping de la Laune    
8.2
Peillon
Family, quiet and shaded campsite. Offer yourselves a wonderful stay of relaxation in this small domain nested in a screen of greenery and freshness. At feet of its spectacular village...
Located 9 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 19.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
50 places over 1,2 haLes Cent Chênes    
9.4
Saint-Jeannet
Smart campsite(camping) of the coast(rib) of azure. You come get fresh ideas in a campsite(camping) quiet and full of charm in 15 minutes of beaches(ranges), it is the ideal place for...
Located 13.1 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 17 € to 23 € per day 
108 places over 2 haParc des Maurettes    
8.6
Villeneuve-Loubet
Calm and relaxation in a nice and shadowy site **** free : spa facilities (2 relaxing spas - 1 swimming spa - sauna - terrace) **** internet receipt on every pitch (Wifi) and internet...
Located 16.7 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 19.70 € to 29.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel La Flore - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-MerHôtel La Flore     
7.7
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Hotel La Flore is a 3-star hotel located between Nice and Monaco. It offers a panoramic view of the sea, free Wi-Fi access and free parking. Rooms are furnished in a Provencal style...
Located in Villefranche-sur-MerRoom from 80 €
Hôtel Le Versailles - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-MerHôtel Le Versailles     
7.5
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Ideally located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco, Hotel Le Versailles offers en suite room with panoramic views of the sea and a heated swimming pool. Free parking...
Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Résidence Pierre & Vacances l'Ange Gardien - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-MerRésidence Pierre & Vacances l'Ange Gardien    
6.8
Villefranche-sur-Mer
This Pierre & Vacances residence has an outdoor swimming pool and terrace overlooking the sea in Villefranche-Sur-Mer. It is 6 km from Nice and 300 metres from the beach. The Résidence...
Located in Villefranche-sur-MerRoom from 46 €

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Port Palace
Port Palace is a 4-star boutique hotel in Monaco overlooking Port Hercule. It features a location at the epicentre of Monaco's legendary Grand Prix circuit...
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