Why visit Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer does not enjoy the reputation Cannes, Nice, Monaco or Saint Tropez do, as high rated tourist destinations on the French Riviera. It is, on the contrary, a less frequented place, the charm of which resides precisely in its being a tranquil destination. This feature has led plenty of worldwide renowned celebrities to find here a pleasant and intimate refuge, either for the duration of a mere vacation or for longer extended stays.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is located some 6 kilometers east of Nice, nestling between a wide bay and the hilly (or even mountainous) backdrop. Its beaches, though not the sandiest one can think of, are smoother than the ones in Nice, which is stimulating enough for the curious vacationing in Nice. Shopping can prove to be quite expensive, mostly because the shops in Villefranche-sur-Mer are tourist-oriented and, accordingly, they practice high price policies.

As a plus indicating the picturesque sights and atmosphere of the place, Villefranche-sur-Mer was often used as a set in the making of sundry popular cinematographic productions.

How to get from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer is easily accessible for people who vacation in Nice, given both the short distance between the two destinations and the fact Villefranche-sur-Mer is located on the railroad between Nice and Monaco. Thus, plenty of trains leave from Nice to Monaco via Villefranche-sur-Mer, a trip lasting several minutes and amounting to a small, almost symbolic price. For the complete list of trains connecting Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer, visit SNCF.

Furthermore, Villefranche-sur-Mer is often included in the bus tours provided by the specialized companies which operate on the French Riviera. This is yet another manner of getting to the neighboring Villefranche-sur-Mer, with the extensive and useful explanations provided by the guides.

TAM, the company in charge with the public bus transport in the Maritime Alps department, is, it too, a solution at hand. The schedule of buses linking Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer can be leaned by visiting TAM.

Tourist information office in Villefranche-sur-Mer

The following is the contact information of the tourist information office in Villefranche-sur-Mer:

Tourist Information Office (Office du Tourisme)
Jardin Francois-Binon, 06230, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
0033 04 9301 7368
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