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- The most beautiful bay of the Riviera
- Fantastic market from May to October
- Beautiful beaches with the best views
- Old and historic citadel
- Tasty local produce and French cuisine
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Vacation rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer
In total you will find more than 400 holiday apartments and vacation rentals from various providers in Villefranche-sur-Mer. These can already be booked from 56 €. The fastest and easiest way to rent a vacation rental is to book it online immediately. On holidu.com this is possible for a variety of vacation rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Vacation rentals in Villefranche-sur-mer
Most Vacation rentals in town are close to the sea and the harbor. Fantastic rentals to be in the heart of one of the most charming villages. You can decide your favorite location by browsing the varied range of Vacation rentals 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 rental 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 Vacations in Villefranche today!
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The area and getting around
Villefranche-sur-mer is a commune heaped above an idyllic habor on the French Riviera. This picturesque village is a prime port because of its draft 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 harbor, 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 vacation rental here and use it as a base to visit the neighboring 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.
Travelers 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 jewelry. 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 colorful 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 colorful facades, quaint cafes and unique independent shops. Visit the 1260 passageway under the habor 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!
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At an average cost of $282.61 per night, Villefranche-sur-Mer lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in France.
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Villefranche-sur-Mer in January, February, and March, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $226.21, $232.5, and $234.35 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Villefranche-sur-Mer was August, with an average price of $357.93 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $333.04, and June, with $314.14.
To get to know Villefranche-sur-Mer, you don't need to be organized far in advance. It has a high annual average availability of 59%, which leaves room for spontaneity!
December, November and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 72%, 70.75%, and 68.5%.
Vacation rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 25.8%. The second most requested month is July, with 48.75%, and the third is April with 59%.
In Villefranche-sur-Mer we have a comprehensive catalogue of around 1000 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 16 local and international providers.