A charming small town between Nice and Beaulieu, Villefranche-sur-mer is the ideal address for those who are seeking calm and beauty close to the seaside and effective public amenities. Renown for its graceful citadel, its stunning natural harbour and its marina, Villefranche combines the advantages of a quiet town of 5 000 inhabitants and the proximity of Nice (France fifth town). It has a rich historic and cultural heritage: The 16th century citadel that houses the administrative services, the chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1957 or the picturesque old town with narrow streets among which the famous Rue Obscure listed historic monument. In those enjoyable surroundings, you will find the ideal apartment undoubtedly.
An apartment on the hillside
Indeed! Even though, Villefranche is known for its luxury villas, it also offers excellent opportunities regarding apartments. If you choose the hillsides, you will find properties in small and secured housing estates or in mansions split into flats. There, one-bedroom apartments and amazing surfaces located above the town roofs offer a breath-taking panoramic view over the natural harbour, a real Mediterranean Sea postcard. The location outside the town centre is also a promise of landscaped grounds and co-owners’ private swimming pool. There, the apartments enjoy quiet and privacy that give them unrivalled cachet.
Living at the heart of the town
Villefranche-sur-mer is also a former fishing port that has retained its charm while developing overtime. The old town has kept its beauty unspoiled with narrow streets that keep cool in summertime, small squares housing café and restaurant terraces, stairs climbing toward the station… It has a village life where everybody greets you. In the old Villefranche, ochre façade apartment buildings are composed of typical or entirely renovated apartments. From the cosy attic one-bedroom to the contemporary duplex, you will find a wide range of apartments. And since the old town was built on the waterfront, the lucky owners live close to the beach and may even enjoy a sea view.
In the citadel area
The other historic area lies west of the town, close to the citadel and the port. Here you will find quiet large apartments with balconies or terraces opening onto unobstructed views over the harbour and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula across the inner harbour. Some, located near the citadel, also have a view over its remarkable gardens. Either located in split mansions or more recent buildings, those apartments offer high quality equipment including air conditioning, access to co-owned swimming pools or parking spaces in secured properties.