Villefranche is your gateway to the unique French Riviera, home to Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice. Shaded by jagged mountains touching deep blue shores, Villefranche offers sunny beaches, sophisticated resorts, quaint red-roofed villages and spectacular views.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
While Villefranche is lovely, it's truly remarkable for what surrounds it. While you're there, visit some of its better-known neighbours: Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo. These jet-setter retreats are as remarkable for their beautiful beaches as the mansions and boutiques that surround them.
|See the Rock of Monaco, and travel on foot through the Old Quarter.|
|Explore the vaulted passageways and beautiful façade of Monaco's Prince's Palace and the Palace Square.|
|Visit the 19th-century Monaco Cathedral, final resting place of the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Stop at Place du Casino in Monte Carlo to explore this renowned landmark.|
|Go shopping in Old Town in Nice, where you'll find interesting shops and charming pavement cafés.|
|Drive down the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, famous for its exclusive hotels and designer boutiques.|
Sample local favourites, including onion, anchovy and olive tarts known as pissaladières.Salad Nicoise is also popular here, combining tuna, hard-boiled egg, green beans and anchovies. Vegetarians might prefer ratatouille, a tomato-based dish with onions, aubergines, courgettes and subtle spices.
France's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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