Villefranche is a truly idyllic coastal town that lies directly to the East of Nice. Property for sale in Villefranche is in constant demand as it frequently offers beautiful sea views in peaceful settings, while remaining within easy travelling distance of both Nice and Monaco.
Villefranche-sur-Mer offers visitors a colourful, historic Old Town, brimming with cafés and shops. Around each corner is another cobbled street where more of the town’s history is just waiting to be uncovered. Stone steps lead up through the town to the Église St Michel, a magnificent building constructed in the 1750’s in the Italian Baroque style. It it worth venturing inside to discover the exquisite artwork which the church houses. It is no surprise that Villefranche-sur-Mer is the inspiration of many artists.
The Citadelle is an imposing structure, built in 1554 by the Duc de Savoie, Emmanuel Philibert. Once used for military protection of Villefranche, the Citadelle now houses the town’s administration, though it can still be visited.
Restaurants huddle around the Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer offer a very pleasant setting to enjoy a meal while overlooking the bay. Menus are predominantly seafood based, serving some of the freshest in the area. A short stroll from the Port is the town’s main beach, la Plage des Marinières.