A maritime town on a privileged site, Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of the main ports on the Côte d’Azur, a major stopover for cruise ships.
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It picturesque little fishing port is also home to a flotilla of yachts and pointus (traditional fishing boats). With the majestic curve of its shoreline, its 16th-century Citadel and colourful façades, Villefranche-sur-Mer also became a favourite venue for painters and artists.
Sights: the Bay; 16th-century Citadel with the Volti Museum; the port with brightly coloured façades; Saint-Pierre chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau; Saint-Michel church; Old Town; Rue Obscure (a long vaulted passageway).
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