Old Harbor (La Darse), Villefranche-sur-Mer
(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Between Nice and Monaco, also through Eze, is this divine people which can be seen from the panoramic route if you are driving from town to town.
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  • This harbour is very typical of a small french harbour. Its pretty quite at least is was when we were there in October 2016. Its probably better in the Summer. 
  • We visited as part of a cruise and would certainly go back. It was beautiful, friendly and full of cafes and shops. Highly recommended