Cactus Roc Apartments
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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Fully renovated studio apartment with Italian furniture. New bathroom and Kitchen. Ideally located for that French Riviera ‘getaway’. Ideal for couples only. Easy walking distance into the Old Town of Villefranche. French Alps one and half hours away by car. Very comfortable. Swimming pool, fully furnished with Italian furniture, modern kitchen and bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Villfranche 1 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 10 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region
Villefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10 km (6 miles) south west of Monaco. The bay (rade) of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships, reaching depths of 95 m (320 ft) between the Cape of Nice and Cap Ferrat; it extends to the south to form a 500 m (1700 ft) abyss known as the undersea Canyon of Villefranche at about one nautical mile off the coastline.
The city limits extend to the hills surrounding the bay climbing from sea level to an altitude of 520 m (1750 ft) at Mont-Leuze, reflecting on land the features found offshore. The three "Corniches" or main roads linking Nice to Italy pass through Villefranche.
The old harbour of la Darse dates back to the 17th century. Built originally for the galleys of the Duke of Savoy, it is now a marina with dockyard activities for yachts. It is also the site of the oceanographic observatory Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche of the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris and of the French National Centre for Scientific Research with 3 laboratories (oceanology, marine geoscience and cell biology) and 150 personnels attached to it. Buildings and structures surrounding the harbour are also included in the French Historic Sites R egistry since 1991.
The Citadel built in 1557 now houses the Town Hall, a convention centre, three museums and an open air theatre.
Old Town and beachThe Rue Obscure or “Dark Street” is a passage way under the harbour front houses which dates back to 1260.
Villa Léopolda on the hills surrounding was once the residence of King Leopold II of Belgium and has been tagged as “the most expensive house in the world”..
Plage des Marinières is the main beach and is located at the north end of the bay. It stretches for 1 km under the track of the railway line linking Nice to Italy.
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