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Les Musees de La Citadelle

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 73 68
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Relaxing venue

Enjoyed a visit to this citadel in a stunning location with not many tourists. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Amazing place but ....

This is an amazing place and it was free to enter but I was disappointed as it was used as a couple... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2014
Tim B
Sydney, Australia
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 73 68

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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this citadel in a stunning location with not many tourists. We enjoyed the sculptures and the art work relating to Picasso and others. Unfortunately there was no English and our understanding of much on display was hampered. Regardless this is an...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is an amazing place and it was free to enter but I was disappointed as it was used as a couple of art galleies and totally ignored the history of the building it was in. I wanted to know what the citadelle was used...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Quiet place (few visitors), fort with great view over the sea and the town. Most remarkable the exhibition of impresively presented very feminine bronce sculptures and of abstract paintings. Very enjoyable!

3  Thank koraxkorakos
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Citadelle Saint-Elme is the fortress in Villefranche overlooking the harbour, that was built in the 16th century by the Duke of Savoy to defend the port. It’s basic shape is a trapezoid layout, with a bastion at each corner. Watchtowers were placed on top of...More

3  Thank ARiviera
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Citadelle is worth the time to visit if you love the stories of long ago kings, dukes and princes and their wrangling for territory. The architecture of the old stone fortress and the art exhibition of Volti sculpture plus the views from this perch...More

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Villefranche was a port of call of a cruise we did last November in the Western Mediterranea ! At the Tourist Information Office we found out that there was a little train that toured the Old Part of the city every 45 minutes or so...More

1  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have visited Villefranche and the citadelle several times, and I always enjoy coming back here. There are so many aspects to this attraction - history and art in the museums, secret garden, beautiful view and the architecture of the citadelle itself. In addition, there...More

2  Thank baltojo
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Amazing views of the town around the Citadelle. Personally I love historic buildings and the amount of work that went into the construction. The Citadelle has the added benefit of also being the home for the artwork of Volti which is one of my favorite...More

2  Thank Obie_Oberholster
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a small town with a breathtaking waterfront and expensive restaurants facing the sea. Unless you're going to the beach or taking a leisurely lunch you'll see everything in less than 2 hours so be sure to visit the fort. It was constructed high...More

Thank DelrayJack07
Reviewed July 24, 2013

It was my first time in Villefranche and it was wonderful! The Citadelle is just amazing, there were a splendid garden and an open air theatre! The view from there is beautiful and there are some musees really interesting in it! It is really close...More

2  Thank chrissya88
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