Villefranche-Sur-Mer Yacht Charters

Visit this charming, hillside fishing village on your yacht charter in the French Riviera

Villefrenche sur merIn the heart of the French Riviera is Villefranche-Sur-Mer, a charming, hillside fishing village tucked away between Monaco and Nice.

This seaside locale is known for its sandy beaches, terrace cafés, red-tiled roofs, narrow cobblestone streets, and quaint town squares. While it has a medieval ambiance, it is quite cosmopolitan, with exquisite restaurants, and the renowned Institut de Français.

The Bay of Villefranche has been named one of the five most beautiful bays in the world, making it an idyllic yacht charter destination. Yacht charter guests will enjoy the sandy beach, artisan boutiques, historic churches, and breathtaking views.

Things To Do and See in Villefranche Sur Mer

Here are some of the places you’ll want to see during your yacht charter to Villefranche Sur Mer.

Église Saint-Michel

Located at the center of the old town, this Baroque-style church was built in 1750s on the site of a more modest 14th Century church. A registered French Historic Site, it houses various works of art, including a large painting of Saint Michael, and the 18th Century “Christ of the Galleys” sculpture. The organ, built by the Grinda Brothers in 1790, is one of the oldest organs in the region that is still in operation.

Old Harbor of La Darse

Built in the 17th Century for the galleys of the Duke of Savoy, it is now a marina that hosts yachts from across the world. It is also the site of the oceanographic observatory of Villefranche, part of the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris, and the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

The Citadel

Founded in 1557, this area houses the Town Hall, a convention center, museums and an open-air theater.

The Villa Léopolda

Once the residence of King Leopold II of Belgium, this monumental estate has been called “the most expensive house in the world.” Designed in the Belle Époque and located on 18 pristine acres, the villa is designated as a French historical monument.