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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  • Point of seen the smell or because of the pebbles and stone c is the worst Beach I know then what it is located in a beautiful city
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  • This is a very beautiful and pleasant place on the coast. The town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is very cute. Especially the old quarters. But a stroll near the Fort will bring you pleasant moments. We came here from Beaulieu-sur-Mer on bus No. 100, which runs around the coast and is worth 1, 5 euros. A couple of hours, we walked along the promenade listening to music in the old Fort, where musicians performed. Then we wandered on Vil'franshu. In Beaulieu left on foot. As it turned out, very close!
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  • A nice harbor which I just love eating breakfast and dinner at while in Villefranche. No need to rush, just take things slow and appreciate the french way of life. Many restaurants to choose from you ...  more »