Where to stay around Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,318 holiday lettings near Villefranche-sur-Mer. From 3,940 apartments to 529 villas, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Villefranche-sur-Mer area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Villefranche-sur-Mer:

  • Old Town: 1,530 holiday homes
  • Port of Nice: 1,567 holiday homes
  • Carre d'Or: 1,659 holiday homes
  • Mont Boron: 939 holiday homes
  • Gambetta: 1,187 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Villefranche-sur-Mer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Villefranche-sur-Mer. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Place de la Paix: 12,290 holiday lettings
  • Chapelle de St-Pierre: 12,280 holiday lettings
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer Station: 12,132 holiday lettings
  • Eze-Sur-Mer Port: 8,554 holiday lettings
  • Nice Etoile Shopping Center: 12,774 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Villefranche-sur-Mer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,940 apartments in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Our other popular types of Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 529 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 432 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,371 holiday homes with pool available in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer your home away from home

    Built in the foothills of the Alps overlooking a natural deep water harbour and considered a suburb of bustling Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer has a fascinatingly turbulent history, capped by the 16th-century Fort Mont Alban. The natural harbour means Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday homes are an ideal base for marine activities such as scuba diving and sailing, thanks to the proliferation of marine industries that used to cater to the fishing and docking needs, but now more to tourism.

    Probably more than in any other town in the south of France, holiday accommodation in Villefranche-sur-Mer typifies what is available on the Cote d'Azur. Apartments and villas in Villefranche-sur-Mer are by necessity right by the sea, but those that aren't typically have access to a pool and BBQ area. Virtually all rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer come equipped with full kitchens and modern bathrooms, alongside a suite of entertainment facilities, including satellite TV and DVD players.

    Things to do

    Outdoor pursuits: Villefranche-sur-Mer's sheltered natural harbour has given rise to a multitude of watersport outlets, so any keen sailors, waterskiers, divers and fishermen will have a very full experience here. For those more into hiking, climbing and biking, and indeed skiing during the winter, the Alps are literally on the doorstep.

    Beaches: There are two main public beaches in Villefranche-sur-Mer, the stunning Plage des Marinieres hugging the back of the bay, which has half a mile of coarse sand rather than shingle, and the smaller pebbled Plage de la Darse adjacent to the main jetty of la Darse harbour. The views from both are really quite lovely. For a change of scenery, HomeAway's selection of holiday homes in Cagnes-sur-Mer is also worth a look.

    Nightlife: Nightlife in Villefranche-sur-Mer is pretty subdued, despite the town's popularity as a tourist destination for French and Italian families alike. Public transport is frequent and convenient, however, so Nice – where the old town has very popular bars and nightclubs – is a great option.

    Shopping: There are plenty of shops in Villefranche-sur-Mer, mostly catering to the tourist trade, but there are still enough shops offering services to the local population to prevent becoming jaded with souvenirs. There is a regular food market every Saturday morning, and an antiques market on Sundays.

    Culture: Fort Mont Alban is the place to visit for an historical kick, and the old town with its hidden churches and covered streets are a treat to explore. The citadel has been converted into four museums, and during summer evenings there is an outdoor cinema in the grounds showing predominantly English-language movies.

    Weather in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    Villefranche-sur-Mer has a typical Mediterranean climate, with over 300 days of sun per year and very infrequent rainfall. Temperatures in the winter allow for holidays too, with only a few cold snaps, and hardly ever a frost, typically falling into the single digits. Summers are very manageable, with maximum temperatures rarely climbing beyond 30°C. Most of the sparse precipitation falls during October and November.

    Travel to Villefranche-sur-Mer

    As a suburb of Nice, Villfranche is very convenient for the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport at only nine miles away. Connections by train and bus are frequent, and stops and stations are equally easy, with one train stop right on the beach. Flying in isn't the only option, however, as the south of France is easily reachable by car in a couple of days, and the trains can get visitors here from London in around nine hours.


    Activities and attractions in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Villefranche-sur-Mer a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Marineland Antibes (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
    • Monaco Heliport (5 mi / 8.1 km)
    • Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track (5.6 mi / 9 km)
    • Monte Carlo Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
    • Antibes Land (12 mi / 19.3 km)
    • Biot Golf Club (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Castle Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
    • Exotic Garden (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Juan-les-Pins Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
    • Baie des Fourmis Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Passable Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Port Beach (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)