Area InfoVillas for rent in Beaulieu-sur-Mer
There are some places which despite years of tourist over exposure, still should not be missed. Caught between the mountains and the Mediterranean, Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of them. This tiny, picturesque harbour, with its curving bay and pastel houses rising steeply into the hills, offers scenic perfection. No wonder pictures of Villefranche are in all the guidebooks; it’s a photographer’s paradise. Any which way you turn your lens, phone or pad, there’s an irrisistible photo opportunity. Brightly painted fishing boats bob alongside Villefranche’s pretty quayside lined with enticing restaurants whose blackboards proclaim freshly caught ‘loup de mer’, ‘st pierre’, ‘rouget’ and other untranslatable fishes of the Mediterranean. But there’s more to Villefranche than just the port. Exploring alleys behind the harbour reveal a charming medieval quarter, shaded lanes of shops and cafés opening into peaceful leafy squares. This fragile gem nestling between the heavyweights of Nice and Monaco, is deserving of its photogenic reputation. Villefranche should definitely stay on your ‘must-see’ list.