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A short walk up from the port to the Citadel, originally a 16th century fortress but now home to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Very interesting structures

There isn’t a whole lot to see but what you can see is interesting. Worth making a short visit... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Shannon M
Bairnsdale, Australia
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Chemin De Ronde, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

A short walk up from the port to the Citadel, originally a 16th century fortress but now home to the Town Hall and 4 art galleries/museum, has a nice shady garden and hosts events and weddings. Views over this charming seaside village are just beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 5 November 2018

There isn’t a whole lot to see but what you can see is interesting. Worth making a short visit. Lovely views through the towers to the sea and the gardens are lovely. Would be a great spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Would have really enjoyed more history of the place. Instead, the focus seemed to be on the art exhibits found within. Perhaps, I was tainted from having been to Eze Village days before. A MUCH more impressive place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RockyRaccoon
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

If you’ve got spare time in Villefranche it’s worth a wander around, some free art galleries to have a look through and it’s worth checking out the area where they do the open air cinema as well. Probably 45mins to an hour is all you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank golden87
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We walked up to the citadel and found it a nice walk - not too difficult. We also walked around it - all nice views of the sea. Nothing much else to see, but worth a stop if you're nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The citadel located on the water edge, overlooking the port area of Villefranche-sur-Mer. It is constructed in 16th century and classified Historical Monument today. It offers some exhibitions of fine arts as well as ethnographic background of the citadel. It is small but scenic. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Due to the protection of the County of Nice from invaders, the Duke of Savoy had built this fortification, which dates back to 1567. Construction of this site had begun in 1554. Today, this remarkable complex of some 7.5 acres, accommodates the Town Hall and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank DraganDPG
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A few things: price was right- free! Minutes from cruise ship terminal! Views of harbour are fantastic! I would recommend this highly!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ScotAlberta
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here because of the positive Trip Advisor comments, and despite the rain on the day we were here. We weren’t impressed. Sorry.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SRMueller1
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Citadelle Saint Elme is renoved and in a best condition, you can visit nice museums inside; free entrance; the citadelle date from the 15 century; nice arounding with yards and a stunning view to the sea, the historic old town, and the comunity.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Manuela L
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13 July 2018|
Response from Karen C |
I have lived here. Villefranche at 9 pm is very safe. Walk along the foreshore to the train. There are also taxis at the marina that can take you to Nice
16 May 2017|
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Response from ChasAndre | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus #100, or the train. The bus is a good option from Nice to Villefranche, but going back to Nice it can be very packed with people coming back from Menton/Monaco, and might even just drive right by if... More