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 1.8 km
Chief townNice (at 8.3 km, 14 min)Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat at 2.4 km
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesNice at 3.8 km
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
Photography Tour sea or mountainNature 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
dark Streetdark Street
 
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

Thursday 21 August
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Min. 12°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 22 August
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Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 23 August
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Min. 5°C - Max. 22°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    
9.7
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 3 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 160 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomLesquatra    
8.3
La Gaude
Bed and breakfast in villa on the common weld a 10 k ms Nice. The sea is 5 k ms st Laurent du var st Paul came to 10 k ms gattières and St Jeannet 7 km you are between the sea and the...
Located 11.6 km from Villefranche-sur-Mer80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsUn Balcon sur la rade de Villefranche   NEW
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 4 persons4FP - Port superbe vue mer, 2 chambres
Nice
Nice, Port, Franck Pilatte, Bleu Rivage residence, splendid 2 bedrooms apartment of 76 sqm, completely renovated, balcony with superb sea view, located in the 4rd floor with lift in...
Located 2.2 km from Villefranche-sur-MerFrom 810 € to 1120 € 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    
8.5
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 18.40 € to 28.90 € 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 150 €
Hôtel La Fiancée du Pirate - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-MerHôtel La Fiancée du Pirate     
8.6
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Located between Nice and Monaco, Hotel La Fiancée du Pirate overlooks the Villefranche Sur Mer bay and is opposite Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula. It offers a panoramic sea view. Rooms...
Located in Villefranche-sur-MerRoom from 140 €
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-MerRoom from 144 €

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JW Marriott Cannes
Located on Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, the JW Marriott Cannes is just 50 metres from the beach. This 5-star hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool,...
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