Villefranche Sur Mer is the most colorful town in southern France. The town’s architecture and the vibrant colors of its buildings give it a unique look. The town is known for its fresh seafood and for its lively nightlife. Visitors can find many exciting places in Villefranche-sur-Mer, including the 16th-century castle and church, the botanical gardens, and the beaches.
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Villefranche Sur Mer – The French Riviera’s Town Where Emily In Paris was Filmed
Villefranche harbor is famous for being the deepest in the area, so lots of ships pass through regularly. The sanctuary is located in the French Rivera and has a total capacity of 210 boats. The harbor was built in 1882 and is owned by the Port of Villefranche.
The film “The Bucket List” was filmed here. So too was the Second season of Emily In Paris on Netflix Show “So, you can watch the film and follow along to where things were filmed.
The twisty road is called the La Grande Corniche, and it is 1000 feet above sea level. Dramatic views at every turn.
Some highlights on what to do there? Some markets sell varied items such as ceramics. Flowers and food too are easy to find in the open-air markets.
And do wander the quaint and older parts of town. See the painted walls and windows all colorful and charming to look at. But there is one street you should check out called the Rue Obscure or Dark Street. It is a 13th-century tunnel.
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And then, there is the Citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer a 16th-century medieval fortress that sits on a hill high above the city. If you want to continue on the historical venue, go to the church. The 14th century St Pierre Chapel. A church that was once used as storage by the anglers in the 16 century. BUT the famed Jean Cocteau painted on the walls and most surfaces scenes of the villages fishing past and still present.
So go and have some fun in the French Riveria’s lesser-known town. The sun shines here 300 days per year.