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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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Holiday Villa with Private Pool Ideal for Families, near Cassis centre and Beach

Holiday Villa with Private Pool Ideal for Families, near Cassis centre and Beach

Weekly Rental: EUR 6251 to EUR 6251

12 sleeps

Holiday villa with private pool ideal for several families, near Cassis centre and beach. All rooms are air-conditioned

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Charming Ski Chalet in Meribel, Le Raffort

Charming Ski Chalet in Meribel, Le Raffort

Weekly Rental: GBP 3374 to GBP 3374

12 sleeps

Attractive chalet accommodating 10/12 people, set in the delightful hamlet of Le Raffort. The chalet is ideally located

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Beautiful Dordogne Farmhouse With Large Private Pool And Superb Views

Beautiful Dordogne Farmhouse With Large Private Pool And Superb Views

Weekly Rental: GBP 1395 to GBP 1895

8 sleeps

Le Grézier is a beautifully renovavated property located in Simeyrols in the 'golden triangle' of the Perigord Noir and

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Farmhouse in Saint Julien Le Montagnier, Var - La Barraque - La Ferme

Farmhouse in Saint Julien Le Montagnier, Var - La Barraque - La Ferme

Weekly Rental: EUR 990 to EUR 1600

4 sleeps

Completely renovated, charming farmhouse which boasts fantastic views, in an area where thyme, rosemary grow like bad

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Charming Gite Accommodation in Maine-et-Loire, Near Saumur - La Maison du Vigneron

Charming Gite Accommodation in Maine-et-Loire, Near Saumur - La Maison du Vigneron

Weekly Rental: EUR 460 to EUR 600

5 sleeps

Charming self catering gites situated in a charming, wine producing village not far from Saumur in the Loire Valley.

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Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Fabulous farmhouse with games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

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..

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

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