: Nice Cote d'Azur
: Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
: In Old Town of Villefranche
: Isola 2000, near Auron
: Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
: Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
Car: not necessary
Located on the exclusive French Cote d'Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally located 10 minutes east of Nice, 10 minutes from Monaco / Monte-Carlo and 30 minutes from Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport. It is served by the Nice / Menton bus every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line. It enjoys a wonderful south-facing sandy beach stretching 1km along the Promenade. The beach has a coast guard service during the peak holiday season.The village is noted for the number and quality of its restaurants. Villefranche Bay is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. There are many scenic coastal walks for all levels of walkers and the adjoining mountains have many way marked routes for the more adventurous.
Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and F1 Grand Prix at the end of May, Nice for the Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, shopping and art galleries, Cannes for the glitz, Paul de Vence for art, Ventimiglia for its market, and the old hilltop village of Eze.
Centrally located, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, shops including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, car park and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais
Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach which is ideal for swimming (life guards in Summer) sunbathing or just building sand castles. Parallel with the beach is the promenade which is very popular with walkers all year long. The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving.
There are wonderful coastal and hill walking routes. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. The hill walks take you into the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'
Day on the beach including a picnic.
There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes, http://www.marineland.fr/ White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.
Nice, Monaco and Cannes host many musical festivals including the Nice Jazz Festival in July, ballet, opera and classical concerts during the winter months and of course Nice Carnival in February / March and the Lemon Festival in Monton the last two weeks in February
Golf is available at the Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie, 10 Km by car.