Hotel Riviera

2 Avenue Albert-1er, Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, 6230, France
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Villefranche > Monaco > Eze > Nice > Villefranche

by sabine_barth

I will be arriving by cruise to Villefranche on July 30th at 7am. I would like to go by bus or train to Montecarlo/Monaco departing the port at 8:00am. Around 10:30am I would like to go to Eze (old town). Around 1pm I would like to go to Nice (old town). Finally around 5:30pm I would like to go back to the port at Villefranche. Could you please tell me where can I catch each bus/train? The bus number for each route? the schedule? and the cost?
Thank you in advance for your help!

Re: Villefranche > Monaco > Eze > Nice > Villefranche

by cubsur

Please see the replies to the question posted on July 13 for information concerning trains and stations Villefranche sur Mer and Nice.

Bus number 112 will take you from Nice to Eze. The timetable is here:

You will see that there is a bus at 1040 on weekdays and a bus back from Eze to Nice at 1335.

I trust that helps.

Re: Villefranche > Monaco > Eze > Nice > Villefranche

by leics

Here is the link to the question mentioned above:

Copy & paste it into your browser bar and press enter.

Re: Villefranche > Monaco > Eze > Nice > Villefranche

by cubsur

Pedmar - Cannot agree more. Whoever owns Google should sell tutorials on how to search the web.

Travel Tips for Villefranche-sur-Mer

Charmed I'm Azure

by rickyvilla81

The pretty harbour is one of the most beautiful around (until you reach the next one...). There are not too many huge boats ruining the views, and the walk around to Cap Ferrat is rewarding to say the least. All along the waterfront you will find restaurants and hotels - this is a resort as well - but you cannot get away from the relaxingly azure sea. This is what you came to the South of France for.

The citadel

by Elainehead

A military monument neglected for decades, the citadel was restored in the early 1980s to become the new town hall and host many cultural activities.
A series of museums make it a key artistic centre housing the sculptures of Fondation Volti, the paintings and prints of Christine Boumeester and Henri Goetz, ceramic figurines from the Roux collection with their picturesque evocation of daily life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Temporary exhibitions, retrospectives of great late artists and shows for young contemporary creators add to the assets of this heritage.
A Theatre in the Green, an auditorium and the vast Place d’Armes (the old military parade ground) complete this cultural treasure to make the Citadel a centre for hosting conventions, trade fairs, colloquia, seminars, prestige events and gala evenings.

Sites & monuments
The 16th century Citadel; Volti Museum ( sculpture) ;
Goetz-Boumeester Museum; 24 BCA Museum ( military );
Hall of the 16th century wreck; Roux collection.

Museum opening hours:
October to May : 10 AM to 12 PM - 2 to 5 PM
June and September : 9 AM to 12 PM - 3 to 6 PM
July and August : 10 AM to 12 PM - 3 to 7 PM
Closed on Sunday mornings, on Tuesdays and in November.

Chapelle St Pierre designs by Jean Cocteau

by NiceLife

Pretty little church with designs by Jean Cocteau, the unconventional French poet,artist and film director who was a leading light of Surrealism.

Cocteau was openly gay and struggled with with a lifelong addiction to opium. His uniquely creative output spanned from the nineteen twenties to his death in 1963, and included designs painted within the interior of this chapel in 1957.

Frescoes in his characteristic line style celebrate the life of St Peter, and also young women of Villefranche and gypsies.

According to commentators of the time, the attraction of Villefranche to gay scene of the nineteen twenties was the abundant presence of strong young sailors disembarked from the battleships anchored in the deepwater harbour of the bay. "Too much information" I hear you say. Fair enough.

Jean Cocteau

by NiceLife

A bust of Jean Cocteau keeps a watchful eye over the harbour at Villefranche. The inscription:

"Quand je regarde Villefranche je vois ma jeunesse, fassent les hommes q' elle ne change jamais"

When I look at Villefranche I see my youth, making men that she will never change.

Perhaps there is something lacking in my translation skills, but you get the gist.

Musee Volti

by NiceLife

Inside the fortifications and housed in a series of indoor and outdoor rooms is a large collection of sculptures by Antoniucci Volti (1915-89). Volti grew up in Villefranche and he is described as a classical sculptor in the 20th Century. Predominantly interested in the female form, his bronzes of reclining fertile "mother" figures are remarkable. Admission is free. For France, also remarkable.


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