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Villefranche sur Mer, France

Holiday Villas and Apartments to Rent in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera. This richly historic harbour resort adjoins Nice to the east and is just 10 km south west of Monaco – irresistible to visit when you rent a Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday villa!

The bay of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea. Sailing and deep sea diving are sports available when you stay in a holiday rental home in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. The town has been settled since pre-historic times, consequently the area is rich in history. Sites to see include: Église Saint-Michel (Saint Michael's Church) in the heart of old town. It was built in the 1750s in the baroque Italian-style and it houses various impressive works of art.  

The Chapelle Saint-Pierre (Saint Peter's Chapel) dates from the sixteenth century, it was restored in 1957 with Jean Cocteau adding his now-famous murals depicting the life of the saint and of local fishermen.

The old harbour of la Darse dates back to the 17th century. Built originally for the galleys of the Duke of Savoy, it is also the site of the oceanographic observatory Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche. The Citadel built in 1557 now houses the Town Hall, a convention centre, three museums and an open air theatre. Villa Léopolda on the hills surrounding was once the residence of King Leopold II of Belgium and has been tagged as “the most expensive house in the world”.

If beach life is for you when renting self-catering accommodation in Villefranche-sur-Mer, then be sure to visit Plage des Marinières. It’s the main beach (those in the know prefer it to Nice’s beaches!) and is located at the north end of the bay. There’s also Plage de la Darse; a smaller pebble beach situated behind the main jetty of the harbour of La Darse.

If you plan to arrive in Villefranche by train, there is a local service which runs between Nice and Monaco, trains operate every twenty minutes. Nice is the nearest airport offering regular service from all over the UK. Airlines include Air France, bmi, bmi baby, British airways, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Ryanair, Aer Lingus. If you prefer to drive then Villefranche is accessed via the A8 auto route.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is perfectly positioned on the Mediterranean coast. Sheltered by the Alps, freezing days are practically non-existent as are unbearably hot ones with temperatures rarely going above 30°C. The winds are generally light, as are the number of rainy days (63 per year on average).

 

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Gîtes Le Portail Bleu Child Friendly Cottages with Heated Pool and Large Play Area

Gîtes Le Portail Bleu Child Friendly Cottages with Heated Pool and Large Play Area

Weekly Rental: EUR 580 euros to EUR 1210 euros

7 sleeps

Le Portail Bleu offers 3 child friendly cottages, heated swimming pool, 2 acres of gardens and play area, 7 acres of

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This Beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa With Large Pool in St Remy de Provence - Mas des Jasmins,

This Beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa With Large Pool in St Remy de Provence - Mas des Jasmins,

Weekly Rental: EUR 2710 to EUR 5420

8 sleeps

This beautiful 4 bedroom villa with large pool and additional plunge pool, extensive gardens, boules court and olive

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Superb Restored 6 Bedroom Villa Between Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Mas des Amis

Superb Restored 6 Bedroom Villa Between Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Mas des Amis

Weekly Rental: EUR 4880 to EUR 6780

12 sleeps

Superbly restored farmhouse set on 2 hectares is situated between Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with spacious and

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Charming 5 Bedroom Holiday Villa in Eygalieres, Bouches-du-Rhone - Mas des Collines

Charming 5 Bedroom Holiday Villa in Eygalieres, Bouches-du-Rhone - Mas des Collines

Weekly Rental: EUR 6860 to EUR 10510

10 sleeps

This charmingly restored mas with stunning views of the Alpilles hills is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk to Eygali

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Fabulous Sainte Maxime 5 bedroom Villa in Sainte Maxime, Saint Tropez - Villa Niouveda

Fabulous Sainte Maxime 5 bedroom Villa in Sainte Maxime, Saint Tropez - Villa Niouveda

Weekly Rental: EUR 9760 to EUR 13720

10 sleeps

Fabulous 5 bedroom property with Seaview in a private domaine in Sainte Maxime, 10 min walk to the beach, local tennis

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JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 4th to 18th July for £3500

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 4th to 18th July for £3500

Fabulous farmhouse with private heated pool, WIFI? games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

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