Villefranche-sur-Mer is an amazing seaside town just 3.5kms from Nice on the way to Monaco and is known for its colorful, historic buildings, gourmet restaurants, beaches and shops.
A visit to the French Riviera wouldn’t be complete without either renting a villa in this part of the region for your holiday or at least enjoying some time on any of the beaches while swimming in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea.
With a lengthy history dating back to prehistoric times, this area was also used by both the Greeks and the Romans as a place for lengthy stops during their journeys. Known for its natural surroundings, breathtaking views and the Rade de Villefranche, which is one of the deepest in the world making it ideal for boating, diving and variety of sea life including dolphins and whales.
Given the beauty of the area, during the mid 1900’s, this part of France became known for it’s wealthy and royal visitors that built many luxury properties so that they could enjoy the warm sunshine throughout the year and entice friends and family for long visits.
This all quickly lead to Villefranche-sur-Mer becoming a true travel destination for tourists to relax and entertain during their holidays with others.
Compared to city life in places such as Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer offers a more subdued lifestyle. Here you can explore the pedestrian streets amongst the colorful buildings at your leisure, shop at many of the local boutiques that cater to your every whim or enjoy delicious meals offering local food favorites.
If boating is your thing. You can rent or take a boat tour to discover more of the area by sea or relax at one of the largest and rare sandy main beaches at the heart of the bay.
Nightlife is a different situation as due to the size of the town, there are no nightclubs yet it doesn't feel missed. Here the bars and restaurants tend to be extended out on to terraces where you can enjoy the sounds of a band or DJ playing any variety of music genres, this is also a great way to meet many people that live nearby year round or others on a vacation. During the summer months the parks hold many concerts and an outdoor cinema plays many movie classics.
Overall, Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of the most beautiful places to watch the stars while the moon glistens over the sea, it is a most romantic place, especially for a honeymoon so be sure to book your next luxury vacation villa rental with us here!
Make Villefranche-sur-Mer a must see as part of your visit to the Cote d’Azur!