PV-Holidays Residence Pierre & Vacances L'Ange Gardien

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Avenue de l'Ange Gardien - Basse Cornic, Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur 6230, FR
Pierre & Vacances Residence L'Ange Gardien
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Harbour at Villefranche-sur-MerHarbour at Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer, viewed from the bus windowVillefranche-sur-Mer, viewed from the bus window


The harbour front has a number of restaurants ...The harbour front has a number of restaurants ...

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Would Villefranch-Sur-Mer make a good weekend break?

by haleysmith

I am looking for a good location to spend a weekend away with my husband in June. I am looking for nice pavement bars where we can sit and people watch (perfection would be in a nice old town square),a bit of local shopping, nice local restaurants, bit of sunbathing etc. Do you think Villefranch-Sur-Mer fits the bill? What would you do if you had a weekend to spend in Villefrance-sur-Mer? Thank you VTers!

Re: Would Villefranch-Sur-Mer make a good weekend break?

by Beausoleil

I think I'd start by having tea at the Villa Rothschild in St. Jean Cap Ferrat down the road. You can sit outside and watch the fountains, gardens and overlook the port and shore. It's gorgeous. Then wander through the Villa and Gardens. http://www.villa-ephrussi.com/en/ephrussi/

There are lots of cafes along the water on Quai de l'Amiral Ponchardier and Quai de l'Amiral Courbet. You could sit and watch the boats. The Old Town is fun to walk through and it's an easy trip into Nice for all kinds of things to do.

Sounds like a great weekend to me. Have fun.

Re: Would Villefranch-Sur-Mer make a good weekend break?

by Flying.Scotsman

Excellent choice! We stayed in Nice 2 years ago and wished we had booked a place in Villefranche-sur-Mer. There are lovely narrow streets and secluded squares. We sat for several hours watching the world go by in one of the little cafes overlooking the harbour - and don't miss the Rue Obscure, one of several covered streets. It is also handy for the train to Nice and Monte Carlo and a short bus ride to Eze, a spectaclar "village perché". Have a look at my Villefranche pages: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1103b9/14495/ and also my other Province-Alpes-Cote d'Azur pages for ideas on things to do. Villefranche is big enough so that you don't have to go far afield for things to do, but small enough to feel you are away from the busiest of the Cote d'Azur resorts. The only thing that might cause it to be crowded is that it's harbour is a stop for cruise boats. Hope this helps along with all the other comments I'm sure you'll get. Bruce

Re: Would Villefranch-Sur-Mer make a good weekend break?

by tmpaca

Something special to visite it the citadelle, old fortification from the 16th century and open for the public. Beside the fact that inside is also the townhall there is a nice little museum to see historical art. Turning around the bastion you will see the 2nd little port from Villefranche and if you remember the picture "Never say never again", one part was turned just here where the bad girl explosed shutted down with a pencil by 007.
If you go, as mentionned, to Rothschild's villa make a stop to visite also the Villa Grec (just beside the villa from Mr. Eiffel) which is on the way. You can buy the entrance for both villas in each one.

Re: Would Villefranch-Sur-Mer make a good weekend break?

by haleysmith

This is all great advice which I very much appreciate!

Travel Tips for Villefranche-sur-Mer


by bambino36

Villefranche-sur-mer is a picturesque fishing village. The town is constructed in the heart of a beautiful bay and sits on the steps of a natural amphitheatre, the terrace hills of the Riviera, gazing out over the sea. Walk around the quays

Life's a beach

by rickyvilla81

Beaches always get popular, and this is no exception, but if you find a place to dump your stuff then just get into the sea. It is deep enough to swim comfortably, and so blue that temptation will overcome you! There are small beachside bars and cafes to entertain you, and though there were lots of young people, there were also many families, mostly French or Italian.
The sand itself is not really sand but very small stones - be careful not to fall over in the water as it can feel a bit like quicksand!

The Rolling Stones, 1971

by NiceLife

Nellcote, Avenue Louise Bordes, was the residence of the Rolling Stones when they were briefly tax exiles from the UK, in the early nineteen seventies

The most you can see from the winding road up from the far end of the beach of Villefranche towards Cap Ferat are these iron gates and a merest glimpse of the villa between trees .

However below is a link to a website where you can see a suite of original photographs of the Stones at Nellcote taken in 1971 by Dominique Tarle, and the interior and exterior of the villa itself.


A piece of history, if you know. You can buy the set of photos in fine-art book form "Exile" at £3,000 a copy! Or view for free online.

Vieille Ville

by MM212

The old town of Villefranche is the area huddled around the port. Its ancient pastel-coloured buildings, narrow hilly streets and archways are typical of Provence. Many of the pedestrianised zones are lined with shops selling souvenirs and artisanal products, while the quayside has numerous restaurants. A stroll through these alleys is part of the itinerary in Villefranche. Most interesting is seeing a passage called la rue Obscure, which is a covered street that runs underneath the buildings. The locals once took shelter in this very street whenever the town was under attack.

Trompe l'oeil

by NiceLife

Notice the crooked shadow thrown onto the ochre building on the right? Its a painted shadow.

In Villefranche the sky really is that blue, perfect to offset the mediterranean colour washes on the houses. These colours don't work anywhere else like the Riviera, the magical light that attracted painters for over a century.


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Address: Avenue de l'Ange Gardien - Basse Cornic, Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur 6230, FR