Destination guide

Experience Villefranche-sur-Mer in holiday lettings

Located near Nice in the Cote d’Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a lovely seaside oasis with a beautiful harbour and picturesque hillside. From relaxing on the pristine beaches to exploring the fishing wharves and seaside amenities, you’ll never run out of things to do or see near holiday lettings in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do

Things to do near Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday homes

In addition to its beautiful beaches, Villefranche-sur-Mer has plenty of attractions for every type of traveller. Holiday homes are available near places like the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a historic seaside villa with themed gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and the Castle of Nice, a hilltop park and garden with ruins of a castle and sweeping coastline views. You could also visit Villa Kerylos, a replica of an ancient Greek villa with antique-filled interiors and spectacular views of Cap Ferrat, and Place Garibaldi, a vibrant city centre with restaurants and trendy shops to explore.


Activities and attractions in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Villefranche-sur-Mer a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marineland Antibes (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Monaco Heliport (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Monte Carlo Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Antibes Land (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Biot Golf Club (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Castle Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Exotic Garden (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Juan-les-Pins Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Baie des Fourmis Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Passable Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Port Beach (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)

Best beaches near Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday cottages

Villefranche-sur-Mer is renowned for its beautiful coastline and attractive beaches. Holiday homes are available near beach areas like Plague de I’Ange Gardien, a tranquil, dog-friendly beach with shallow, calm waters, and Plage de la Darse, a bayside beach with a rocky shoreline and peaceful atmosphere for sunbathing and relaxation. You can also visit Plage de Fourmis, a white-sand beach with a lively atmosphere and calm azure waters, and Plage Petite Afrique, a sandy beach with a rocky backdrop and shallow, warm waters. Villefranche Beach, a quiet beach with gentle waters and beautiful sunsets, is also a great place for sunbathing and swimming.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Villefranche-sur-Mer

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Villefranche-sur-Mer Station.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Villefranche-sur-Mer

The French Riviera has a unique mix of flavours that can only be found in this region. The strong influence of Italy and the Mediterranean staples come together to form Nice specialities. From mussels and tuna fresh from the waters to olives and eggplant from the land, the food in the French Riviera is an experience all its own. Try quintessential dishes like socca, a crusty chickpea pancake, and les petits farcis, a classic speciality with eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini with ground meat, garlic and bread crumbs. Ratatouille is another delicacy in the region, which is made with Mediterranean herbs and vegetables with chicken or veal, which can be found in many restaurants near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday cottages

Villefranche-sur-Mer has plenty of family-friendly attractions for kids to explore and learn. Holiday homes are available near such locations as the Grotte du Lazaret, a famed cave with walkways, tours and prehistoric remains, and Park Castel des Deux Rois, a hillside park with vast lawns, palm trees and play areas. The Human Palaeontology Terra Amata museum, an archaeological museum with prehistoric artefacts and a discovery trail for kids, and the Observatorio de Niza, an 1800s astronomical observatory with a dome by Gustave Eiffel and astronomy sessions, are great spots for educational family fun.

Good for couples

Romance in Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday homes

The idyllic beauty of Villefranche-sur-Mer makes it an ideal choice for a romantic retreat. Holiday homes are available near such places as Mont Bastide, an ancient ruin site with wildflowers and hiking paths overlooking views of the water, and Parc du Mont Boron, a picturesque park with walking trails amid sea, mountain and city views. Nietzsche Path, a notable mountain trail with Mediterranean views and spectacular scenery, and Le Port, a fashionable harbour area with upscale yacht clubs and buzzy bars, are also great for couples.

Can I find a vacation rental around Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,660 vacation rentals near Villefranche-sur-Mer. From 441 villas to 3,360 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Villefranche-sur-Mer are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Villefranche-sur-Mer:

  • Old Town: 785 vacation rentals
  • Antibes Old Town: 697 vacation rentals
  • Carre d'Or: 1,050 vacation rentals
  • Juan-les-Pins: 821 vacation rentals
  • Cannes City Centre: 1,332 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Villefranche-sur-Mer. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Place de la Paix: 11,125 vacation rentals
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer Station: 10,955 vacation rentals
  • Chapelle de St-Pierre: 11,112 vacation rentals
  • Institut de Francais: 11,235 vacation rentals
  • Haut de Cagnes: 7,911 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Villefranche-sur-Mer listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 441 Villas in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer include:

  • Flats: 3,360 rentals available
  • Houses: 904 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Villefranche-sur-Mer?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,173 vacation rentals with pool available in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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