Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Where do I start with this fabulous apartment? Located on rue Obscure - a beautiful vaulted passage and the oldest street in Villefranche - how much more special can it be? The front of the apartment sits amidst a row of highly photographed, colourful buildings looking out onto the delightfully picturesque harbour of Villefranche.
Full of character, from the elegant French furniture to the artwork painted by local artists, this home speaks eloquently of a life well lived. Here, your mind will be satisfied and your soul soothed. Open up the pretty green shutters on the front of the apartment and breathe in the stunning views of the harbour and its chic waterfront restaurants and cafes. Relax in comfort knowing that your holiday has truely started.
The advertised nightly price is based on a week stay. You will pay more than the nightly rate for a stay of less than seven days. The longer you stay with us, the better the rate.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villefranche 500 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 20 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
A long hallway leads into the spacious living area. It is warm, inviting and full of character; decorated in traditional French style with colourful paintings by local artists. For relaxation there is a large leather sofa and foot rest which can double up as an additional seat.
If you manage to resist the lure of the chic restaurants and cafes, you can gather around the dining table for a French feast.
Over an early breakfast you can even watch the fishermen bring back their morning catch. What's for lunch, fresh fish anyone?
|Further details outdoors|
Relax on the balcony with possibly one of the most beautiful views on the Riviera as your stage. There is not much through traffic on this waterfront street, so just relax and listen to the chatter of locals and tourists enjoying their lunch or strolling along the waterfront.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Côte d’Azur lies between the mountains peaks of the Alps and the shimmering turquoise Mediterranean. It has been the playground of Europe since the 19th century when it became a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous. It remains to this day, one of the most sought after destinations in France and is ideal for family and group holidays as well as romantic city breaks.
Agreeably named, Nice is the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes. It is a city that stays alive and active all year round. There is plenty to see and do and something to suit all tastes.
With approximately 300 days of sunshine, it is renowned for its long hot summers and cooling sea breezes which help to maintain a pleasant temperature.
Beautifully situated, between Cannes and Menton, Nice offers easy access by train or bus allowing you to explore many other interesting towns along this famous coastline. Day trips to Monaco, Italy and some of the surrounding hilltop Provençal villages are all possible. A day trip to the ski slopes of Auron and Isola 2000 during the winter months is also feasible.
Villefranche Sur Mer
The village of Villefranche is a pretty little port town resting in between Nice and Monaco. Here you have everything at your fingers tips; numerous cafes and restaurants, local markets, bakeries and supermarkets, and of course the beach.
The Old Town of Villefranche sur Mer is a short walk from the beach and port, and makes for a wonderful afternoon of aimless wandering, shopping, and cafe dining. The medieval, cobblestoned streets just ooze atmosphere and charm. Not to be missed is the vaulted passage of Rue Obscure, a magical place that immediately transports you back in history.
Nearby Eglise Saint-Michel is built on the site of a 14th century church. The Baroque Italian church there now was built in the 1700s. Right in the heart of the Old Town, it is well worth a visit to see the lovely architectural details. There is also a recumbent sculpture of Christ that dates back to the 18th century.
Villefranche sur Mer beach is where most people head to when they visit the village, and there is a good reason for that. This beach is small and sandy, but rarely as crowded as the larger beaches nearby. There are a handful of cafes and ice cream stands adjacent to the beach.
And not to forget the impressive Citidel; a classified Historic Building, this fortress with its strongholds dates back to 1554. Villefranche also offers easy access to the millionaires' peninsula of St Jean Cap Ferrat.
If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic village, the the train station is less than five minutes walk away, and will take you to many neighbouring towns like Monaco, Menton, Nice Cannes and Antibes. Local buses are also only a few minutes away. If you fancy a healthier option then you can walk along the beautiful costal path from Villefranche to Nice.