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Beautiful walk along the coast, stunning views from Citadel walls

Located on the right-hand side edge of Villefranche when facing the sea, enjoy the views over the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Elena W
London, United Kingdom
beautiful harbour

On a recent trip to Nice, Villefranche was always going to be place to visit as it is renowned as... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Andrew C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This was a port from our cruise, we spent 1/2 day, the port is lovely, picturesque with many wonderful streets to walk around and enjoy food and shops. A number of seaside restaurants for a leisure lunch of clams or other delight. Easy access to...More

11  Thank PAMCD
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

But beware of normal traffic and also a tourist "train" thing that comes by pretty frequently. The roads were fairly bumpy, but were navigable by wheelchair. The town was very pretty. Fun to see the giant boats and the tiny boats in the harbor all...More

2  Thank ClumsyIsis
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All reviews old harbour monte carlo cruise ship catch the train restaurants and cafes coastal path small port picturesque place nice stroll minute walk narrow streets lovely spot pebble beach french riviera cote d'azur cap ferrat boats
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Located on the right-hand side edge of Villefranche when facing the sea, enjoy the views over the Old Harbour from the 16th century old Citadel.

Thank Elena W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

On a recent trip to Nice, Villefranche was always going to be place to visit as it is renowned as one of most picturesque places and i can see why so may cruise ships dock here. A pleasant place to stroll around and take in...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here briefly 4 years ago, and never really explored the area but this time stayed and we both just love it ! Nice is just too big, Monaco to crazy ! Get a water front view from your room and relax.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to Villenfranche-Sur-Mer and the Old Harbour. It is such a beautiful place. Both places are within a short walk of one another. The walk between the two clings the coastline and provides some really stunning views. There are lots of wonderful...More

1  Thank 662francesb
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were here on a miserable day--cold rain and fierce wind. We had a little free time to walk around and wish that we had a full day, but we had tours planned and we had to eat some lunch. This is a docking site...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We walked through the Harbor last week. Easy to walk around, with a lot of interesting things to see. Much easier to do than Nice. There is a beach, restaurants, and shopping within a 1/2 mile or so. It's a perfect place if you are...More

4  Thank Thomasja37
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous little town to walk around, ending in the old port, it's a must with several port side restaurants to while away lunchtime people watching, select your restaurant with care though as some are pricey with poor portions.

1  Thank Timcross
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Take time out to visit the old harbour. Its a nice walk around there. There's some park benches where you can sit and watch the mariners at work. Lovely on a nice day

1  Thank Tracy N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Walked through here on our visit to Cannes. We rode the ferris wheel and enjoyed looking at the boats.

Thank JH_10999
Reviewed 11 July 2017

When you walk around the old fortress La Citadelle, you end up in this yacht harbour. Not the place for glamourous ones but for the average people which makes it so down to earth and nice. Some good and affordable eating places and a beautiful...More

1  Thank HHCBrunoWolf
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Kathryn P
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Response from SissyBar | Reviewed this property |
Stay there for some days and you'll see. I was there for a week and it was crowded with cruise tourists only one afternoon.
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Tracy N | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure if you can hire sunbeds at La Darse but you can hire them on the beach further around in Villefranche. Its about a 10 min walk
16 August 2016|
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Response from ThePlumber2015 | Reviewed this property |
Bus is the most economical way. I took the train there from Nice.