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“Fabulous atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Harbor (La Darse)

Old Harbor (La Darse)
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Fabulous atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A most beautiful walk along the Old Harbor, especially at night time with many good restaurants and shops. Ville Franche sur mer is a very pretty, quiet town.

Visited June 2014
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“"Ambiance superb...."”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice place, superb for relaxing with a coffee or a glass of wine, as well as a walk around the water front.
To be enjoyed on your own or with friends, loved ones or family.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice One Hour Harbor Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

You can see Villefranche Sur Mer and lots of other beautiful harbors on this efficient tour. Fun to be on the water. Boat gets a little crowded, so get there early to get a seat up top. Don't be afraid to go out to the bow of the boat, seating there, too.

Visited June 2014
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“Relaxed Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I enjoyed Villefranche. Nice has its own charms but there is a lot of hustle in the big city. Villefranche is charming and quiet and was a nice base of stay for our five days in the area. Trains whisk you to Nice or Monaco if you want to tour the area. Quaint restaurants along the waterfront too.

Visited May 2014
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Calvinia, South Africa
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“Charming Port”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a charming tender port, and we were ashore by 9H45. We had booked one of the shore excursions to Nice & Eze for the afternoon, so that we would have time to explore Villefranche.
Went for a lovely walk along the promenade with all the restaurants, and the crystal clear water dotted with tiny boats. Then to the old town with its many narrow cobbled streets and lovely painted buildings. Saint Michel is an 18th century baroque style church and surrounded by narrow streets quite a climb to get there. There are beautiful views of the bay and the town from the Citadel. We had a lovely morning in Villefranche.

Visited May 2014
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