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Most holiday homes in town are close to the sea and the harbour. Fantastic rentals to be in the heart of one of the most charming villages. You can decide your favourite location by browsing the varied range of holiday homes available. Get stunning views of the Bay of Villefranche, the Cap of Nice and cap Ferrat. The rentals are scattered along the streets heading down to the sea. At the beach, there are also great recreational activities all year round. Find your home in Villefranche and pack your bags today!Cosy rentals with sea views
Villefranche is a very Mediterranean style village with the classic architecture and layout of a coastal location. Due to the situation and cascade position of the buildings in the hill, most rentals enjoy fabulous views of the bay from the balcony. Traditional and modern interiors with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay for families, groups and couples in rentals accommodating up to 4 people. Enjoy a lovely stay and start your holidays in Villefranche today!
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The area and getting around
Villefranche-sur-mer is a commune heaped above an idyllic harbour on the French Riviera. This picturesque village is a prime port because of its draught and all along the moorings you can see splendid boats ready to set sail. The imposing citadel overlooks the sea and Cap Ferrat with imposing citadel overlooks the Cap Ferrat peninsula and, thanks to its deep harbour, is a prime port of call for cruise ships. The 14th-century old town is a great place to stroll along the narrow streets, reminiscent of the name. Explore the innermost corners, twisting staircases and glimpses of the sea. A pleasant afternoon or evening will be the perfect option before heading for a nice meal in front of the sea or at bijou old-town square.Villefranche, the starting point of your trip
Villefranche is a small Mediterranean town located near the French-Italian border, next to the Principality of Monaco. This makes it ideal to base your holiday home here and use it as a base to visit the neighbouring villages. Get in the car and visit Monaco for a glamorous day out or Nice, the beautiful seaside area and have a fantastic day with the family or your friends. A little bit further away, you can get on the train and arrive at the historic Antibes, chic Juan les Pins or glamorous Cannes. Spend a fantastic time in the French Riviera and create wonderful memories for years to come with your dearest ones.
Travellers and activities
Unlike most of the other Riviera beaches, the one in Villefranche is not private. Plage des marinieres is the main beach and where the locals go and have their picnics. You can enjoy clean waters and it is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera. At the far end of the beach you find Plage de l’Ange Gardien, where dogs are allowed in one of the corners. Plage de la Darse is a different type of beach, close to Port Royal de la Darce. To access the beach you can walk or go by bike as there is no parking available. Rubber footwear is necessary because of rocks and pebbles. Spend a tranquil and laid-back day basking in the sun. Can you think of a better way to admire the glittering and majestic Bay of Villefranche than from one of these beaches?Villefranche-sur-mer for market lovers
During the warmer months, from May to October, Amélie’s market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Locals shop for their bits and bobs at the market and so can you! Find the best local produce, year round veggies, flowers, clothing, crafts and jewellery. Live like a local and enjoy browsing the stalls and trying their delicious fruit and products.
Villefranche was the place where the Rolling Stones created and recorded the Exile album at Villa Nellcôte.
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The impressive architecture of Villefranche's imposing citadel is worth visiting. Overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays, this 16th-century listed historic citadel offers an exceptional setting and a space to organise weddings, events, galas or conferences. To know more about it, you can book the free tour including the citadel and the old town, the town hall and the gardens.2. Attend the Carnival in Villefranche
Villefranche’s fishermen stick to traditions and every year in February they celebrate Carnival. But the celebration of this carnival is a bit different. They celebrate it with a Bataille des Fleurs (Battle of Flowers). The parade is on the water and the boats are decorated with colourful flowers that they throw at each other and to the people. Then, another parade with music and costumes is celebrated along the streets.3. Wander the old town
The Old Town is a great option to take pleasant strolls and get lost in the steep, narrow streets amongst old colourful facades, quaint cafes and unique independent shops. Visit the 1260 passageway under the harbour front houses dating back to 1260, known as the Rue Obscure or “Dark Street”. A spooky but interesting experience.4. Visit Saint Pierre Chapel
The little Roman chapel of St Pierre is next to the port and it is dedicated to the Patron Saint of fishermen, St Peter. Inside you can admire the frescoes after the restoration by Jean Cocteau.5. Taste the delicious French cuisine
Among the several line-up of restaurant terraces along the seafront, you can have fantastic meals with succulent recipes with seafood, shellfish and local produce. Try the restaurant “Sweet Life”, a shabby-chic lounge-bar with international bistro cuisine. In the old part of town, Les Garçons offers creative cuisine in a romantic atmosphere by twinkling lights at the bijou stone square. Try the star of the menu - red tuna tartare with avocado. Delicious!
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer
How much does it cost to book a holiday rental in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
Our data shows that Villefranche-sur-Mer has an average price of €234.12 per night, which is a relatively high one for a city in France.
Which month allows you to save the most on holiday homes?
Those who want to save as much as possible should visit Villefranche-sur-Mer in January, February, and March which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of €190.03, €192.15, and €193.68 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
When you look at renting a holiday home in Villefranche-sur-Mer, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of €295.81 per night), followed by July (€275.24), and June (€259.62).
Should I plan a trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer well in advance?
Here, last-minute travellers are welcome, since the average availability in Villefranche-sur-Mer is 59%, which is above the average in France, according to data from 2020.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
November, December, and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 70.75%, 70.33% and 69%.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 25.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (48.75%), and April (59%).
Are there many holiday homes in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
We have collected the offers from 16 different partners in Villefranche-sur-Mer, so we can provide you with around 1000 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!
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