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Escape the hustle and buzzle of crowded cities to recover your body and soul in serene and charming Villefranche-sur-Mer, an exclusive beach resort of the French Riviera lying between Nice and Monaco. Separated from vibrant Nice by Mont Boron, the former fisherman village with Medieval atmosphere cascades down the hills like a grandiose amphitheatre with a stunning vista of the magnificent Bay of Villefranche stretching between Cap Ferrat and Cap de Nice.
Over the centuries a true paradise for seafarers, its beautiful harbour is now a safe anchorage for cruise ships and luxurious super yachts. Romantic and relaxing beach resort with numerous luxury vacation villas and upscale hotels scattered on the hills amidst lush, blooming scenery is full of history and allure so attracting for many film makers, artists and celebrities.
This “source of myth and inspiration”, as Jean Cocteau once called it, made a perfect scene for the James Bond thriller “Never Say Never Again” and other Hollywood movies. No wonder that Sean Connery, Tina Turner, Elton John and other glitterati purchased luxurious villas near Villefranche, like the Villa Léopolda, once tagged as “the most expensive house in the world”.
Relish Mediterranean ambiance of its old town wandering the narrow streets with coloured facades of ancient Italian-style houses, stroll up and down the stair-ways to drop in its lovely boutiques and restaurants. Immerse yourself in medieval times passing through the vaulted rue Obscure built in 1260 under the harbour front houses or visit Citadelle Saint-Elme
built to defend the port which now houses the Town Hall, a convention centre, three museums and an open-air theatre.
Descent to the waterfront promenade and see the chapel Saint-Pierre decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1957. Enjoy delectable Mediterranean cuisine served in the waterfront restaurants along the bay and observe boats moored in the fishing Port of Sante, anchored yachts and cruise ships in the Port de La Darse. Sandy kilometer-long beaches of Villefranche-sur-Mer offer great recreation and luxury beach romantic vacation for even most discerning holidaymakers.
Villefranche-sur-Mer boasts prestigious location only 12 km from the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.