Villefranche-sur-Mer trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Trip Planner : Europe / France / Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. The bay 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 town 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.HistoryThe site of what is now Villefranche and surrounding Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has been settled since prehistoric times. Celto-ligurian tribes roamed the area and established farming communities on the surrounding hills. The Greeks and later the Romans used the natural harbour as a stop-over en route to the Greek settlements around the Western Mediterranean. After the conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar, the Romans built an extension of the Via Aurelia (Aurelian Way), which passed through the settlement of Montolivo.When using our France trip itinerary maker website to make an itinerary online, Villefranche-sur-Mer holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Villefranche-sur-Mer tours
See all ›
Side trips from Villefranche-sur-Mer
Hidden gems in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Historic Sites in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Museums in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tours in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Places to visit with Villefranche-sur-Mer
Nice BEST FOR: Landmark, Lookout, Specialty Museum Cannes BEST FOR: Island, Landmark, Nightlife Marseille BEST FOR: Religious Site, Pier / Boardwalk, Art Museum Antibes BEST FOR: Aquarium, Historic Walking Area, Art Museum Aix-en-Provence BEST FOR: Art Museum, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area
Recently planned trips to Villefranche-sur-Mer
46 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM RUSSIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in France & Monaco-Ville BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Villefranche-sur-Mer BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 43 days in France & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium