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Villefranche Sur Mer - Beaulieu

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Nestled in one of the deepest natural harbors on the Mediterranean Sea, right outside of Nice on your way to Monaco, Villefranche-sur-mer is a miniature jewel that has managed to remain mostly unspoiled from rampant modernization and greedy tourism.  Small and picturesque does not mean static though, and what you had planned as a short stop-over may turn into a leisurely stay once you get to know Villefranche-sur-mer better.

One of the town’s most imposing sights and the perfect starting point for an exploration is definitely the Saint-Michel Church, as well-known for its Italian baroque style as for the artworks it houses.

Another famous house of worship is the Saint Peter’s Chapel, dating from the sixteenth century. It has become a big attraction ever since Jean Cocteau decorated it with his famous murals depicting the life of the local fishermen during the building’s restoration. Read the entire story here…»

 

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If you’ve ever taken the train from Nice to Monte Carlo, you may have noticed several stops along the way.  Most people don’t get off at these little towns as they’re on their way to more well-known cities, but New York Habitat knows better!

Spend a unique and memorable vacation on the French Riviera and explore Villefranche-sur-Mer, a little town along the Azure Coast six miles east of Nice.

Founded in the late 13th century by Charles d’Anjou, Villefranche-sur-Mer has kept its medieval charm with its unique Mediterranean architecture, impressive citadel and its steep winding streets. Read the entire story here…»