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.