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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Villefranche-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVillefranche-sur-Mer
Postcode06230
Tourism label
Latitude43.7039760 (N 43° 42’ 14”)
Longitude7.3111090 (E 7° 18’ 40”)
Surface area4.88 km²
Population5495 inhabitants
Density1126 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (8.3 km, 14 min)
Insee code06159
IntercommunalityME Nice Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
RegionFrench Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Beaulieu-sur-Mer4.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat5 km (11 min)
Èze8 km (13 min)
Nice8.4 km (18 min)
La Trinité9.3 km (24 min)
Saint-André-de-la-Roche10.4 km (24 min)
Cap-d'Ail12 km (19 min)
La Turbie12 km (19 min)
Drap13 km (24 min)
Falicon13.7 km (30 min)
Cantaron13.7 km (24 min)
Monaco14.1 km (25 min)
Beausoleil15.1 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer
Rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer
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Port Health
Port Health
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Old Town
Old Town
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Street Old city
Street Old city
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dark Street
dark Street
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Baroque church St. Michael
Baroque church St. Michael
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St. Peter's Chapel, decorated by Cocteau
St. Peter's Chapel, decorated by Cocteau
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Citadel
Citadel
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Port de la Darse
Port de la Darse
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The craft market
The craft market
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Volti Museum
Volti Museum
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sunset Yacht Cruise – Private excursion from Beaulieu
Nature and the great outdoors750 € Beaulieu-sur-Mer (2 km)
Private Yacht Cruise (2 hours) – Departing from Beaulieu
Nature and the great outdoors730 € Beaulieu-sur-Mer (2 km)
Private Yacht Cruise (3 hours) – Departing from Beaulieu
Nature and the great outdoors1030 € Beaulieu-sur-Mer (2 km)
Round-Trip Cruise from Nice & Day in Monaco
Entertainment38 € Nice (2.4 km)
Round-Trip Crossing from Nice & Self-Tour in Saint-Tropez
Entertainment65 € Nice (2.4 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Baou Saint-Jeannet
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Jeannet (14.3 km)
Baou of Gaude
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Jeannet (14.3 km)
Le Castellet
HikeIntermediate4h00Saint-Jeannet (14.3 km)
The Baou des Blancs rock
HikeEasy3h00Vence (16 km)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (20 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels