Villefranche-Sur-Mer

Villefranche-Sur-Mer
The colorful harbor of this picturesque village, with its brilliant coral hues and gold-toned buildings, is one of the most beautiful Niçoise fishing villages on the French Riviera. Villefranche sits on a hillside and the town’s buildings seem to cascade down to the harbor. Wander through the narrow alleyways and cobblestone stairways comprising the village’s old town (dating back to 130 B.C.) before visiting the 16th-century Saint-Elme Citadel, which offers views overlooking the Mediterranean. Afterward, enjoy people- and yacht-watching with an aperitif in hand at an outdoor cafe along the pier and harbor.