Villefranche and Villages
What is it like to holiday in Villefrance and local villages....
Located in the embrace of the Cap of Nice and Cap Ferrat, Villefranche is regarded as being one of the five most beautiful bays in the world. The picturesque town of Villefranche-sur-Mer
is an unspoilt gem on the Cote d’Azur, having retained its identity as an authentic and charming French and Niçoise fishing village. It is the perfect location for those wishing to be immersed in sophisticated French living and culture.
Visitors can wander through the beautiful paved streets of the old town and visit the enchanting 18th
century baroque-style St Michel Church. The pretty buildings of the ports, painted in an array of colours, is the perfect setting to enjoy a cool glass of wine in the golden sunshine as you watch the world go by.
Villefranche is also a highly sought-after area for many buyers of luxury properties and holiday makers due to its fantastic position. It is surrounded by some of the most famous locations in the South of France such as the vibrant and lively Nice, the magnificent and sophisticated St Jean Cap Ferrat
, the car fanatics haven Monaco, Monte Carlo with its famous Casinos and Café de Paris, and Beaulieu Sur Mer to name but a few. Those staying in Villefranche could even cross the border to Italy for the day!
For those looking to experience an abundance of culture, Villefranche is the perfect luxury holiday destination. Not only can you visit its own lovely fragments of history such as its colourful 16th
century stone fortress Saint Elme Citadel, which has 4 museums, an open air theatre and lovely garden to explore, but you can travel to some of the towns neighboring beautiful villages such as the medieval town of Eze.
This gorgeous town is nestled on the hills and is best explored by walking its walled cobbled streets which are dotted with boutique shops and unique art galleries. The charming town of Eze also boasts the magnificent Chateau Eza
which is over 400 years old and was once the residence of a Swedish prince. It is now a luxury boutique hotel and much loved by the team at Elegant Address who think it is one of the most romantic destinations they have seen... This lovely boutique hotel boasts that each of its 14 rooms having been individually hand decorated and offer the most comfortable and romantic ambiance. Upon arriving at the Chateau Eza, you can enjoy the sensational views from its alfresco terrace or restaurant which offers some of the best fine dining Mediterranean experiences in the Cote d’Azur. It is the perfect location for a special occasion.
Beaulieu-sur-mer is also situated a 10-minute drive from Villefranche and is not to be missed, even if it is one of the smallest villages in France at just 0.95 square kilometres! Beaulieu’s lovely traditional ambience was a favoured even by Queen Victoria. The little village has small boutique shops, antiques, florists and cafes. The area was made famous by its stunning Belle Époque architecture, which is best admired on the “Footsteps of the Belle Époque” guided tour or taking a wander in one of the botanical gardens. Be sure to not miss a trip to the Provencal market on each Saturday morning, which has a little something for everyone! These wonderful parts of the region are full of character and are enchanting, making them some of the French Riviera’s best kept secrets.
How to do you get to Villefranche?
One of the easiest ways to arrive close to Villefranche is by air. Nice International airport is approximately 28 minutes’ drive from the town of Villefranche. Upon arrival, you can find numerous car rental companies, taxies or buses. If you desire a more comfortable and convenient service, our expert rental consultants would be delighted to arrange a driver to transfer you from the airport to your luxury villa. In fact, drivers can be arranged to stay with you for the duration of your trip to enable you to easily and travel to the numerous neighboring medieval villages and the glamorous towns such as Monte Carlo and Cap Ferrat near by. For our guests who wish to arrive aboard their own yacht, Villefranche has a lovely Port which can berth yachts up to 24 metres long and 4 metres draft. For those looking for a bigger berth, Cap Ferrat port is also very close by.
Can Elegant Address offer private luxury villas to rent in Villefranche?
At Elegant Address South of France, we have a large portfolio of private luxury holiday villas with pools in Villefranche and its surrounding villages to offer to our clients upon request. By getting in touch, one of our award winning expert Villefranche villa rental consultants will create a tailor made presentation for you including the properties which we have online, and even more exclusively offline from our VIP portfolio, ensuring we find the perfect holiday rental villa to best suit your requirements. Villefranche offers some of the most exceptional residential real estate on the Riviera. The private villas with pools are available and range from impressive private domains of luxury villas showcasing incredible panoramic views of Cap Ferrat and the bay of Nice, to beautiful waterfront villas and luxury townhouses nestled in the historic centre. Due to the advantage of the sloping hillside in Villefranche, it is rare to find a property that does not offer you sensational sea views.
Do Elegant Address South of France offer hotel bookings in the Villefranche-sur-mer area?
Not only can we provide our clients with luxury holiday villa and apartment rentals, we are also able to arrange and book our range of handpicked 5* hotels
in the South of France region. For our clients who are stuck between desiring the privacy of a villa and the fabulous 5* service and facilities of a hotel, we have the perfect solution: Hotel Villas
. We show only a selection of the hotels and hotel villas that we have to offer, we have an even more VIP selection on our private portfolio which can be accessed by contacting one of our South of France expert consultants.
Can Elegant Address South of France provide full concierge villas and apartments?
Elegant Address South of France is a bespoke consultancy, and the UK’s largest independent specialists on the Cote d’Azur with a complete overview of the market. Once we have safely secured your villa or apartment holiday rental, our concierge service can assist you with anything you may need to ensure your holiday is everything you dreamed of. Each client will be designated a dedicated personal assistant who will arrange and manage any requests you make. From making table reservations, finding you a luxury yacht charter or jet ski hire to filling your villa with your favourite flowers, no request is too big or too small. As part of our fully concierge service
we can also arrange any staff that may be needed for your stay such as a chef, butler, security, maid or driver.