Real estate Villefranche sur mer
Villefranche sur Mer is situated near Nice et Cap Ferrat rigth in the heart of the most beautiful and rich part of the Cote d’Azur.
It's here that the most splendid properties are hidden away, and where the world's millionaires love to spend their holidays.
Villefranche is a stunning place.
Its superb harbour is known to be one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
Over-looking the hills and luxurious residences, Villefranche is one of the most exclusive spots on the Cote d’Azur.
The port, the citadelle, the old town, and the gentle curve of the coast all contribute to the beauty of the village which dates back to 130 BC.
With its colourful fishing boats and nets, the port is both a base for fishermen and tourists, offering numerous cruises in the summer.
The village houses an auditorium, museums, "la cite des metiers d'art" and hanging gardens. The army left here in 1965,. and left in their place numerous art collections : Art and History museum, the Goetz-Boumeester collection : works by Picasso, Picabia, the "Fondation-musee Volti" (contemporary sculptures) and even the Alpine-Hunting museums.
Jean Cocteau, a native of the area, liked to come to Villefranche where he made friends with the fishermen to whom he dedicated his re-decoration of the Chapelle Saint-Pierre.