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).
Commented visits of the old town and the citadel for groups every day on request.
Themed tours using digital tablets, "In Cocteau's Footsteps," "Villefranche, Star of the Silver Screen"
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- Coastal area around Nice