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Villefranche-sur-Mer

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Villefranche-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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It is in the magnificent natural harbour that you can discover Villefranche-sur-Mer, a delightful colourful village, and its charming fishing port. The location offers a beautiful view of the Cape Ferrat peninsula, the heart of the French Riviera. Moreover, this magnificent peninsula is home to one of the most beautiful palaces of the French Riviera, the Ephrussi de Rothschild villa, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a palace of Italian style which can be visited.

On sunny days, the old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, with narrow and colourful streets, attracts numerous walkers and comes alive with its café terraces and its restaurants offering local specialities.

The Saint-Pierre chapel, near the fishing port, was decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1957. The citadel, built in the 16th century to protect the natural harbour, hosts museums and temporary exhibitions.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

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.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Bike Tour Exploring the Baie de Villefranche
Entertainment47 € Nice
Sea diving between Cape Antibes and Cape Ferrat
Sports sensations80 € Saint-Laurent-du-Var

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

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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