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…»