Artistes Tresor - Beautiful Village Apartment with Terrace and View Over the Sea

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Artistes Tresor' is a beautiful apartment in the heart of the old town with a large terrace and breathtaking sea view over the whole bay of Villefranche Sur Mer. Being in the best location in town makes it the perfect setting for a wonderful holiday. Enter the doorway of the house built in the 16th century and be uplifted by the view that is truly unforgettable. The local agent described the apartment, renovated by the artist owner, as 'giving the feeling of being in another poetic world'. Our guests return time and time again. Discover all that VIllefranche has to offer moments away. Great restaurants, the beach and sea a few minutes walk away and the village full of history and charm. The local shops are on the doorstep. With its micro-climate it is perfect here all year round. Without doubt this is one of the worlds most romantic and beautiful locations, within easy access of Nice airport. This is an old village apartment designed for comfort for all the family. Join us soon!

All Year Round: The location is perfect for a holiday any time of the year as the area has so much to offer and Villefranche benefits from a micro climate. Rue Obscure, which is one of the oldest streets in France runs under the apartment and is unchanged since the 14th century. Villefranche is the most charming and authentic town on the Cote d’Azur, nestled on the spectacular shores of the Bay of Villefranche, yet just minutes from Nice and Monaco. Still a genuine French fishing village with a wonderful local culture — yet also attracting a very interesting international group of visitors and residents, including students that attend the renowned French language institute called the Institut Français. This is a wonderful area for walkers with the coastal paths and the hills close by. For example there is a superb walk around Cap Ferrat (about eight miles). The American sixth fleet were stationed here during the second world war.

Villas and Gardens to visit: The unique micro climate has facilitated the development of world renowned gardens which are open to the public such as Villa & Jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat, and Villa & Jardin Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer, both within walking distance. There are additional renowned gardens in the area of Menton.

Jean Cocteau Chapel and the Citadel: Jean Cocteau painted the interior of this most beautiful chapel on the waterfront. It has been recently restored to its former glory. Ville franche is a village full of art and artists.

Visit the ramparts of the Citadel and take the guided tour into the Sculpture Gallery and through the cobbled street of the old towns history. Visit the tourist office for details.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom, Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom, Bedroom: 1 queen


  • ...moreless

  • 2 doubles, BEDROOMS HAVE CEILING FANS. We have a secret third bedroom with proper beds. We also have excellent quality beds which are carefully chosen for comfort. We also provide plenty of storage space in each room. We have air conditioning now in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom, Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom, Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both bathrooms have a bath and shower in the bath. We supply soap and toilet paper to get you started....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are wonderful food shops on the doorstop and there is a small supermarket three doors away. Everything you could possibly need is outside your front door. A car is not necessary as the public transport is excellent. We provide beach towels. I leave various condiments in the store cupboard as there is nothing worse than finding the cupboard empty when you arrive and having to buy just about everything. My kitchen compact and fully equipped with granite work surfaces....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully fitted american style kitchen. There are two fridges, one in the kitchen and an extra one in the store cupboard for convenience....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    A large terrace with table and chairs over the sea....moreless

  • Terrace

Building Type

  • House

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Low Season
Jan 3 - Mar 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Early Spring
Mar 5 - Apr 29, 2016
5 night min stay
Apr 30 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2016
5 night min stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included





There is a service charge of €220 charged for weekly rentals and €500 on a monthly rental. Rental fee includes utilities and linens (cotton sheets, allergy free pillows-), towels, beach towels, kitchen towels. A security / damage deposit of 500 euros will be collected upon arrival in any currency convenient to you and returned prior to departure. Service charges are collected upon arrival in cash. We also leave a good selection of basic supplies (toilet paper, dishwasher soap, salt and pepper etc) so you don't have to immediately run out and shop when you arrive. There is secure wireless DSL that enables you to connect within minutes of your arrival, should you need to.

We hold a security deposit in cash of €500 euros or any equivalent currency as this is paid on arrival and refunded on check.

For more than one week we charge a cleaning charge of 120 Euro per week. which includes laundry and thorough cleaning.

Guests pay the deposit in sterling and the balance directly to the owner in euros. Currency rate is set at the time of booking.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday apart from May during the Grand Prix. Note: We can occasionally offer five night breaks out of season.

We take a 20% deposit to secure the booking which is paid securely via our online booking system on our website The balance is due 2 months prior to arrival directly to the owner of the property. We recommend TransferWise for the final payment, please enquire for more details.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Nice port
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Train
just down the road
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A8 - 20 minutes drive
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
a few minutes

Car: Not Necessary

Villefranche is situated 4km from Nice Centre and 7km from Nice International airport. A well kept secret as it retains it's charm due to lack of major hotels nearby. You can happily spend all your time in the Village discovering it's wonderful history and why artists such as Jean Cocteau and Sommerset Maughan loved this area so much. In the 60's the music of the Rolling Stones could be heard across the bay from their villa on Cap Ferrat. Yet the village still retains it's authentic feeling. If you do wish to venture forth, the train which is 7 mins away runs all along the coast. Nice or Monaco are ten mins away or you can be in Italy (Ventimiglia) in 40 mins. The village of Eze is 20 mins by car or St Paul de Vence, Cannes and Antibes about 40 mins. A car is not essential and the walks here are fabulous. There is parking nearby. This is the best location on this fabulous coast by far. The French language Institute, Institut Francais, is a 10 minute walk away.

Other Activities: the area is full of art and history.

Ski: One and a half hours and you can be in the mountain snows if you love skiing in the winter.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: I found myself in Villefranche in 2002 for the first time. I was enchanted from the outset and saw my apartment on the same day I arrived. I decided to sell my house in London to buy it and knew that I would have to share it from time to time in order to pay for this expensive impulse......It is the best thing I have ever done. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Why Villefranche-sur-Mer:
I realised that the location and view of the sea was priceless. The uniqueness of the location and the age of the building is something that can't be replaced - it has evolved over hundreds of years. It truly is the best location in the South of France. It still retains it's charm due to the fact there are no big hotels around and about.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Being in a village is lovely with the sea a short walk away. It has everything. Restaurants, gorgeous walks, easy transport. I love to sit on my terrace watching the activity in the bay. The beautiful morning skies as the sun rises which you can see on my website. Watching the moon go down over Cap Ferrat. This is my great pleasure and relaxation in life. Sharing this with my guests keeps it all going.......

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Speaks: english, french

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Wonderful terrace and view!

    Wonderful terrace and view!

  • View from the terrace

    View from the terrace

  • Kitchen


  • The terrace views are magnificent.

    The terrace views are magnificent.

  • Our brand new beautiful bathroom

    Our brand new beautiful bathroom

  • Every view is charming!

    Every view is charming!

  • The terrace views are magnificent.

    The terrace views are magnificent.

  • Jean Cocteau Chapel

    Jean Cocteau Chapel

  • Villefranche Sur Mer

    Villefranche Sur Mer

  • LIke on the deck of a boat.....

    LIke on the deck of a boat.....

  • Windows fold back to the wall

    Windows fold back to the wall

  • owners artwork

    owners artwork

  • wonderful sunsets....

    wonderful sunsets....

  • 20 degrees late November 2011

    20 degrees late November 2011

  • Seafront historic houses

    Seafront historic houses

  • From the other side of the bay.

    From the other side of the bay.

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