The little gems in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Before the trip, when I googled Villefranche-sur-Mer, pictures of colorful houses nestled along coastline popped up, it was something like this:

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Charming little town with eye-candy houses was enough reason for me to include Villefranche as part of the Itinerary, and it did not disappoint. Here are the little gems we found in Villefranche:

  1. Citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer is a fortress built in 1554. Its exhibition rooms are made up of brick caves, and it felt like a mini-adventure to walk around. Plus, it’s free! IMG_0944 IMG_0949 IMG_0950 IMG_0952
  2. The museum garden is beautiful, and the view from the fortress is stunning!IMG_0957 IMG_0951
  3. The old town is filled with colorful houses, narrow streets, and touristy stores, as promised.
  4. IMG_0965 IMG_0966And of course, the view of town from the beach was simply gorgeous.

IMG_0970Villefranche is a precious small town with little gems waiting to be discovered. You can certainly do a quick tour and see everything in a couple hours. But we enjoyed finding charming corners and spent half a day in this treasure trove.

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