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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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Manechal House - Large Family House Close to the Marciac Jazz Festival, Between Marciac and Tarbes

Manechal House - Large Family House Close to the Marciac Jazz Festival, Between Marciac and Tarbes

Weekly Rental: EUR 1500 to EUR 3500

11 sleeps

Large Family House with Private Pool and close to the Marciac Jazz Festival Between Marciac and Tarbes, close to the

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Maisonette Rental for 4/5 Persons, Classified 2 Stars, 3 Km de la mer, Hérault

Maisonette Rental for 4/5 Persons, Classified 2 Stars, 3 Km de la mer, Hérault

Weekly Rental: EUR 300 to EUR 832

5 sleeps

LA MAISON BLEUE of prestige, a haven of relaxation, close to the sea, on the edge of a private residence with swimming

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Holiday Studio in Paradiski des ARCS, Savoie

Holiday Studio in Paradiski des ARCS, Savoie

Weekly Rental: EUR 250 to EUR 810

4 sleeps

Welcome to Les Arcs, one of the most beautiful balconies in the Alps and one of the largest ski areas. For you the 425

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Les Arcs Studio Apartment with Views of Mont Blanc

Les Arcs Studio Apartment with Views of Mont Blanc

Weekly Rental: EUR 250 to EUR 800

4 sleeps

Arcs 1800, apartement, ideally located in the heart of Paradiski, high place of Villards, secure and quiet résidence

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Beautiful Chalet in Peisey-Vallandry with Stunning Views

Beautiful Chalet in Peisey-Vallandry with Stunning Views

Weekly Rental: EUR 450 to EUR 820

5 sleeps

Classification 3 paradiski crystals - Les Arcs-Peisey-Vallandry-La Plagne resorts. Classification 3 stars furnished with

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Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

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

£100 discount  August/September

£100 discount August/September

Casa del Sola: 2 bed villa with private pool, sleeps 4 £100 discount on any two week holidays in August and September

Extended stay

Extended stay

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

Late Booking Discount

Late Booking Discount

We have reduced the price of any remaining weeks in August and September to 1450 .

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