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Old Harbor (La Darse)

06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 6 79 86 65 65
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Great place to wander around

Take some time out, wander around. Enjoy the opportunity for a bit of envy with the beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain S

We first saw the Old Harbor from our ship and then took a tender in to visit. It is a charming... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 6 79 86 65 65
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time out, wander around. Enjoy the opportunity for a bit of envy with the beautiful and expensive boats. If you want, some are available for rent by the day (with a captain of course).

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first saw the Old Harbor from our ship and then took a tender in to visit. It is a charming Villefranche-sur-Mer is very charming and the Old Harbor is the first thing you see. In effect, it is postcard perfect if you want to...More

Thank Cookiebob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery and ambiance of the harbor, with some of the shops and and markets, are all very nice. Not much more than a pleasant walk with lovely sights. Villlefranche is really a gateway to Nice and Monaco. If you have some spare time -...More

Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, understand the Villefranche is the port for cruise ships to visit places like Nice and Monaco. As a result there really isn't much to do in Villefranche other than shop, eat, and drink. They do have a castle / fortress and a cathedral to...More

1  Thank REVoigt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never been to Villefranche, did not know what to expect as we were tendered in the port. It was a Great Day. First we went back to Nice using the public transportation, Bus 81 or 100. All you have to do is walk up to...More

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot on the Cote d'azur. Ideal Base for visiting the likes of Cannes, Nice, Monaco and any spot along the coast by SNCF fir very litre cost!

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The harbour is an interesting area with lots of waterside restaurants and bars. There are stalls selling jewellery, clothes etc.

Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It gets very busy but good food and a nice setting, I would advise trying to go early as they seem to be full of locals which is a great sign.

Thank newyorkSomerset
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were lucky enough to be on a cruise ship which moored just off this beautiful harbour .We had to be tendered into the harbour. From the ship it looked so pretty and once on land, even prettier. We didn't actually get to look around...More

Thank mamaditch
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were on Royal Caribbean and this was a tender stop. What a beautiful place. Although we went to a Nice for most of the day on the local train, we did spend sometime here afterwards. We walked to the church and around the back...More

1  Thank avongirl45
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Do I need to hire a car if visiting VFSM for a few days? What is the best way to get to St. Paul de Vence for a day trip from VFSM? Thanks.
16 August 2016|
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Response from ThePlumber2015 | Reviewed this property |
Bus is the most economical way. I took the train there from Nice.
Vicki W
Best place to park?
26 September 2015|
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Response from E C | Reviewed this property |
Head towards the marina but stop when you reach hotel D'ar on left. On right you will see small free parking area. Get there before lunch maybe 11am if you can. If full it is worth waiting for 5mins as very often a space... More