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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  • It makes for a lovely stroll, while you're on the côté D'Azur to visit the harbor in Villefranche. The fishermen pull into the harbour with their catch, you can buy it straight off the dock.  more »
  • a little bit of Italy with its coloured houses, its port, its Bay and its pretty flowers. Of beautiful views, a turquoise sea without forgetting the ramparts
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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 »