A busy town on France’s much celebrated Cote d’Azur, betweenNice and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer offers attractive beaches, timeless cafes and mouth watering menus. Looking across the red tilled roof to the sea beyond, Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday rentals are the base for active yet extremely tranquil holidays with a medieval feeling.
Nice is the most famous resort on the Cote d’Azur, with superb scenery and a sense of real exclusivity. The markets of Nice offer the best local produce from miles around, and the galleries and museums here hold some priceless masterpieces inspired by the French Riviera.
Also nearly is Cannes. Famous during the summer for the International Film Festival and its magnificent beaches, Cannes has become a favourite holiday destination for the rich and rare. A Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday rental can provide the perfect base to enjoy the 24 hour lifestyle of Cannes without the price tag.
Dating back to 130BC, there are plenty of fascinating things to see from a Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday rental villa. The town’s port offers many cruises in the summer, or just past the fishing boats is Villefranche Beach, with golden sand and the clear waters of the Mediterranean lapping gently against the shore. From the first days of summer, the beach is a very pleasant place to relax.
The old part of the town hides gems of art and architecture from across the centuries including the magnificent 14th Century Chapelle St-Pierre des Pecheurs and the beautiful 16th Century Saint Elme citadel, hanging gardens and La Cite des Metiers d’art. Covered passages and coloured facades hide ancient houses and delightful cafes, where you can watch the world go by to the backdrop of the glistening sea.
A self catering holiday villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer allows you to experiment with the fresh sea food sold from the port, cooked in a combination of methods, relying on both French and Italian influences. Although this area is highly influence by the sea, the countryside behind Villefranche does offer some magnificent walking too.
A villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer benefits from long warm summers, with average temperatures of over 20°C from May until September. Winters are not harsh, rarely dropping below 5°C for much of the winter. Villefranche is a magnificent place for a weekend break during the winter too, with plenty to see and many fantastic meals to enjoy.
The nearest airport is Nice (NCE), which lies just 10km to the West of a holiday villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer. British Airways, easyJet, and BMIbaby offer some magnificent deals on cheap flights to Villefranche-sur-Mer.