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Villefranche-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villefranche-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on the Cote d'Azur

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Villefranche-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Villefranche-sur-Mer travel guide.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 3 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-sur-Mer is 688 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Villa Ephrussi at 2 km and Villa Kérylos at 2 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villefranche-sur-Mer in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Villefranche-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Villefranche-sur-Mer

Market days in Villefranche-sur-Mer: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (0km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (2km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (13km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (14km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (18km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (20km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (25km)

More information about Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Villefranche-sur-Mer? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (18km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (9km)
  • Saorge Monastery (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (30km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (2km)
  • Jardin botanique (4km)
  • Palais Carnolès (17km)
  • La citronneraie (17km)
  • Serre de la Madone (17km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (20km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (24km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (32km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (36km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Gairaut (6km)
  • Tete de Chien (8km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (15km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (2km)
  • Parc Phœnix (9km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-sur-Mer

Canton: Villefranche-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Villefranche-sur-Mer

from Nice (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 688 km

from Calais: 904 km

from Nice: 3 km

from Bordeaux: 640 km

from Strasbourg: 544 km

Getting here

Villefranche-sur-Mer is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Villefranche-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Drap, Eze, Falicon, La Trinite and Nice.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-sur-Mer

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