Popular Lettings in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Highlights in Villefranche-sur-Mer
- The most beautiful bay of the Riviera
- Fantastic market from May to October
- Beautiful beaches with the best views
- Old and historic citadel
- Tasty local produce and French cuisine
Most popular in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Villefranche-sur-mer
Most holiday rentals in town are close to the sea and the harbour. Fantastic rentals to be in the heart of one of the most charming villages. You can decide your favourite location by browsing the varied range of holiday rentals available. Get stunning views of the Bay of Villefranche, the Cap of Nice and cap Ferrat. The rentals are scattered along the streets heading down to the sea. At the beach, there are also great recreational activities all year round. Find your letting in Villefranche and pack your bags today!Cosy rentals with sea views
Villefranche is a very Mediterranean style village with the classic architecture and layout of a coastal location. Due to the situation and cascade position of the buildings in the hill, most rentals enjoy fabulous views of the bay from the balcony. Traditional and modern interiors with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay for families, groups and couples in rentals accommodating up to 4 people. Enjoy a lovely stay and start your holidays in Villefranche today!
Holidays in Villefranche-sur-mer
The area and getting around
Villefranche-sur-mer is a commune heaped above an idyllic harbour on the French Riviera. This picturesque village is a prime port because of its draught and all along the moorings you can see splendid boats ready to set sail. The imposing citadel overlooks the sea and Cap Ferrat with imposing citadel overlooks the Cap Ferrat peninsula and, thanks to its deep harbour, is a prime port of call for cruise ships. The 14th-century old town is a great place to stroll along the narrow streets, reminiscent of the name. Explore the innermost corners, twisting staircases and glimpses of the sea. A pleasant afternoon or evening will be the perfect option before heading for a nice meal in front of the sea or at bijou old-town square.Villefranche, the starting point of your trip
Villefranche is a small Mediterranean town located near the French-Italian border, next to the Principality of Monaco. This makes it ideal to base your holiday rental here and use it as a base to visit the neighbouring villages. Get in the car and visit Monaco for a glamorous day out or Nice, the beautiful seaside area and have a fantastic day with the family or your friends. A little bit further away, you can get on the train and arrive at the historic Antibes, chic Juan les Pins or glamorous Cannes. Spend a fantastic time in the French Riviera and create wonderful memories for years to come with your dearest ones.
Travellers and activities
Unlike most of the other Riviera beaches, the one in Villefranche is not private. Plage des marinieres is the main beach and where the locals go and have their picnics. You can enjoy clean waters and it is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera. At the far end of the beach you find Plage de l’Ange Gardien, where dogs are allowed in one of the corners. Plage de la Darse is a different type of beach, close to Port Royal de la Darce. To access the beach you can walk or go by bike as there is no parking available. Rubber footwear is necessary because of rocks and pebbles. Spend a tranquil and laid-back day basking in the sun. Can you think of a better way to admire the glittering and majestic Bay of Villefranche than from one of these beaches?Villefranche-sur-mer for market lovers
During the warmer months, from May to October, Amélie’s market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Locals shop for their bits and bobs at the market and so can you! Find the best local produce, year round veggies, flowers, clothing, crafts and jewellery. Live like a local and enjoy browsing the stalls and trying their delicious fruit and products.
Villefranche was the place where the Rolling Stones created and recorded the Exile album at Villa Nellcôte.
Top 5 travel tips in Villefranche-sur-mer
The impressive architecture of Villefranche's imposing citadel is worth visiting. Overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays, this 16th-century listed historic citadel offers an exceptional setting and a space to organise weddings, events, galas or conferences. To know more about it, you can book the free tour including the citadel and the old town, the town hall and the gardens.2. Attend the Carnival in Villefranche
Villefranche’s fishermen stick to traditions and every year in February they celebrate Carnival. But the celebration of this carnival is a bit different. They celebrate it with a Bataille des Fleurs (Battle of Flowers). The parade is on the water and the boats are decorated with colourful flowers that they throw at each other and to the people. Then, another parade with music and costumes is celebrated along the streets.3. Wander the old town
The Old Town is a great option to take pleasant strolls and get lost in the steep, narrow streets amongst old colourful facades, quaint cafes and unique independent shops. Visit the 1260 passageway under the harbour front houses dating back to 1260, known as the Rue Obscure or “Dark Street”. A spooky but interesting experience.4. Visit Saint Pierre Chapel
The little Roman chapel of St Pierre is next to the port and it is dedicated to the Patron Saint of fishermen, St Peter. Inside you can admire the frescoes after the restoration by Jean Cocteau.5. Taste the delicious French cuisine
Among the several line-up of restaurant terraces along the seafront, you can have fantastic meals with succulent recipes with seafood, shellfish and local produce. Try the restaurant “Sweet Life”, a shabby-chic lounge-bar with international bistro cuisine. In the old part of town, Les Garçons offers creative cuisine in a romantic atmosphere by twinkling lights at the bijou stone square. Try the star of the menu - red tuna tartare with avocado. Delicious!
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer
As indicated by its annual average price of £216.19, Villefranche-sur-Mer is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in France.When are holiday rentals cheaper in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
According to our most recent historical data, the months at the lowest possible cost in Villefranche-sur-Mer are March, February, and April, with average prices from £182.43, £186.6 and £196.92, respectively.In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Villefranche-sur-Mer, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, August, July and September with average prices per night of £260.12, £252.83, and £245.6, respectively.Do I need to plan a trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer well in advance?
If you decide to discover Villefranche-sur-Mer, we reccommend planning your holiday ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 45% in the year 2019.What are the best months for a sponteneous getaway?
March, November, and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 72.6%, 67% and 66%.During which months are there fewer rentals available in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
According to data from 2019, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Villefranche-sur-Mer are, in order, August (with 21.8% of available rentals), September (29.75%), and July (43.75%).How many lettings are available in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
Holidu offers around 1100 accommodations in Villefranche-sur-Mer from 20 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We've got you covered!