Old Harbor (La Darse), Villefranche-sur-Mer

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For a leisurely visit of shopping and exploration, visit Old Harbor (La Darse), which dates back to the 17th century. Throughout history, Villefranche has been both French and Italian and is still influenced by both cultures. You can see this exemplified in the architecture and cuisine. Wander the narrow, medieval streets of the Old Town, or jump on one of the frequent trains that run along the coast. Shop the street markets for leather goods, shoes, handbags, knitwear, scarves, and more. With our international travel planner, Villefranche-sur-Mer attractions like Old Harbor (La Darse) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There are 2 ports in Villefranche - the most commonly visited is close to the train station adorned with the traditional old yellow, pink, orange buildings with restaurants lining the waterfront. This...  more »
  • We work with Roman sailors, the galley slaves, the corderie where were braided ropes of the galleys, the stable of the horses of the officers, become the "Cockpit". from the coastal path you can imagine the battle of Lepanto and the Tsarist fleets first, then American then. the game can be to find the famous mansions on the peninsula of Saint John: Bolly - Marnier (the great)... Maybe Tina Turner and Madonna have left traces, or Rolling Stone.
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  • From Nice in Menton train station 2, quiet resort. I felt would go all the way and just be marveled time.
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