Villefranche, France Cruise Port

With a deep harbor, Villefranche has been an important port along the French Riviera. Though it doesn’t have the glitz of neighboring Cannes, Villefranche is still a coveted spot for cruisers the world over.  It is even home to notable singers Tina Turner and Bono. With its beautiful bay and old town, Villefranche has also served as a backdrop in numerous popular movies, including Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief and the James Bond classic, Never Say Never Again. The Rolling Stones also recorded what some consider to be their greatest album, Exile on Main St, in a villa in the town.Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Villefranche, France :

 

  • Walk around the quaint streets of the town and visit Rue Obscure, a street from the 1260s that is underneath the harbor-front houses.

 

  • Enjoy a meal at one of the excellent restaurants that face the beautiful blue harbor.

 

  • Check out the frescoes painted on the walls of the 14th century Chapelle St. Pierre by Jean Cocteau, the poet and author of Les Enfants Terribles.

 

  • Visit the Citadelle St. Elme which was built in the 16th century. Here you’ll find a museum with a few works from Picasso and Miro.

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