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

Old Harbor (La Darse)
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I loved the relaxing atmosphere of this harbor. What's even more special is that you are sandwiched in between the Cape of Nice and St. Jean Cap des Ferrat. STUNNING!! I sat on the beach all day and enjoyed the blue waters of the Cote D'Azur. Visiting the Old Town isn't as vast as Nice but it's just as nice. If you find the consignment shop (don't remember the name) it's definitely worth a visit. The shop owner has some beautiful authentic high-end pieces at reasonable rates. This is the perfect location for those who just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the landscape without the excitement of Nice. Very much worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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“Fabulous atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“"Ambiance superb...."”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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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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