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Discovering Villefranche-sur-Mer

The small typical town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, located on the French Riviera, adjoins the city of Nice. Between earth and sea, this gem of the Mediterranean is one of the most popular cruise ship port of France.

The history of the town site has been settled since Antiquity where greek and roman sailors used it as an anchorage harbour thanks to the depth of its bay. Afterwards, starting the 13th century, the village was subject to numerous colonizing until it finally got attached to France in 1860 at the same time as the county of Nice.


Its eventful history led the city to be overflowing with unique sites open to visitors. You can start your tour with the village Citadelle, built in the 16th century, that sheltered gorgeous not-to-be-missed gardens. Then, surrounding the old town awaits you real architectural treasures - mixing medieval, baroque and Romanesque influences - such as the Rue Obscure, the Eglise Saint-Michel and the Chapelle Saint-Pierre, decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1957. Finally, witness the natural beauty of the land and sea while strolling down the village to get to the old harbor of la Darse and end your visit on a high note.


Indeed, the old harbour is where Villefranche-sur-Mer welcomes numerous pleasure boats and cruise ships all year long as well as the most beautiful houses of the region. That is why Cap Riviera offers you to rent or to buy villas on the French Riviera, especially in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Houses with direct access to sea and five-star service awaits you on the Cap Riviera website, your luxury real estate agency in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

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