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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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La Maison Noble - Large Family Gite in the heart of Calvados, Beaufour-Druval

La Maison Noble - Large Family Gite in the heart of Calvados, Beaufour-Druval

Weekly Rental: GBP 750 to GBP 1150

8 sleeps

Welcome to La Maison Noble, a well-appointed large family gite in the heart of Calvados. Thoughtfully furnished with

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2 Bedroom Peret Holiday Villa With Private Pool Located Close to Clemont Le Herault and Pezenas

2 Bedroom Peret Holiday Villa With Private Pool Located Close to Clemont Le Herault and Pezenas

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 1050

4 sleeps

Beautiful 2 bedroom Villa close to Clemont Le Herault to the north and Pezenas to the South. The property boasts a new

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4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool and Views of Gordes - Roussillon, Vaucluse

4 Bedroom House with Private Swimming Pool and Views of Gordes - Roussillon, Vaucluse

Weekly Rental: EUR 1890 to EUR 2240

12 sleeps

The house is a haven of peace in Roussillon, the perfect retreat to recharge your batteries in the middle of nature. it

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Ste Maxime end of Terrace house with sea view

Ste Maxime end of Terrace house with sea view

Weekly Rental: GBP 900 to GBP 1050

4 sleeps

This end of terrace house has a beautiful view of the Bay of St Tropez. Set in a quiet residential area, it can sleep 4

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Le Belle Vue - Superb 2 bedroom House in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne

Le Belle Vue - Superb 2 bedroom House in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne

Weekly Rental: GBP 595 to GBP 750

4 sleeps

Many original features retained within the property, yet combined with modern & comfortable furnishings. No pool at this

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8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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