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Villefranche sur Mer on the French Riviera


The spectacular bay of Villefranche sur Mer is known worldwide

Villefranche-sur-Mer is located on the French Riviera in an idyllic setting, between Nice and Monaco, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is a resort and residence, which is among the most popular on the French Riviera.

On March18, 1988, Villefranche officially became Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Villefranche-sur-Mer, in the department of Alpes-Maritimes and the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, is a common boundary of Nice. Its inhabitants are called Villefranchois.

The bay is attended upon by the ancient Greek and Roman sailors. Over the centuries and until today, Villefranche-sur-Mer often changed hands, at the option of struggles for influence between France, Sardinia, Austria, and so on.
Villefranche-sur-Mer became a popular place and resort from the late nineteenth century by the Russian and English nobility. Later the bay of Villefranche will host the 6th  American war fleet at the end of World War II as part of NATO between 1945 and 1966.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is the first cruise port in France.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is located on the French Riviera in an idyllic setting, between Nice and Monaco, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is a resort and residence, which is among the most popular on the French Riviera. Separated from Nice by Mount Boron, Mount Alban and Mount Vinaigrier and distant about only 10 km from Monaco, it spreads in bleachers on the sides of the bay of Villefranche, a natural harbours the deepest of the Mediterranean Western.

The famous bay of Villefranche offers a safe anchorage immune to the eastern winds. The bay regularly hosts many cruise ships to whom it offers a comfortable depth.
The limits of the town extend to the surrounding hills from sea level to over 500 m at Mount Leuze, its culmination. Villefranche-sur-mer is bisected by the three famous Cornices, three tortuous roads linking Nice to Monaco and Menton on the Italian border. Roads on the cornices offer stunning views on the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea.

To be done in Villefranche-sur-Mer

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