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“Lightning Visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Harbor (La Darse)

Old Harbor (La Darse)
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Marinas
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“Lightning Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I hopped off the train back to Nice after a visit to Eze for a quick visit. The harbor was very pretty with many small boats bobbing in the water. In late November, nearly everything in the town was closed. Picturesque but probably better to visit when more is going on.

Visited November 2013
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our cruise ship stopped off here for the day and the town and harbor were beautiful. Restaurants and shops galore and many photo opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Enjoyed the Old Harbor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

But beware of normal traffic and also a tourist "train" thing that comes by pretty frequently. The roads were fairly bumpy, but were navigable by wheelchair.

The town was very pretty. Fun to see the giant boats and the tiny boats in the harbor all the same. We had a few issues early in the morning, trying to find a place that was open along the water for a coffee. But, by around 1030 - 11, most places were open and seating for lunch.

The water is crystal clear. It was very fun to watch the schools of fish dart around under the surface.

Visited October 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Great view from our hotel window”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nothing "magical" about this port, but the view was peaceful and we enjoyed coffee & wine on the balcony watching the boats roll in the water

Visited September 2013
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“Villefranche- very pretty..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A charming little town nestled in a large bay .. this is the French Riviera at its prettiest..
We stopped off whilst on our way to Monaco by train...peacefull, clean ,with a fair share of restaruants to choose from, also a very nice beach.. clear blue waters make it a very inviting place to visit ..

Visited October 2013
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