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Old Harbor (La Darse)

06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 6 79 86 65 65
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Hidden gem

What a fabulous little town to walk around, ending in the old port, it's a must with several port... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bewdley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice walk around the harbour

Take time out to visit the old harbour. Its a nice walk around there. There's some park benches... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy N
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 6 79 86 65 65

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous little town to walk around, ending in the old port, it's a must with several port side restaurants to while away lunchtime people watching, select your restaurant with care though as some are pricey with poor portions.

Thank Timcross
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time out to visit the old harbour. Its a nice walk around there. There's some park benches where you can sit and watch the mariners at work. Lovely on a nice day

Thank Tracy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked through here on our visit to Cannes. We rode the ferris wheel and enjoyed looking at the boats.

Thank JH_10999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk around the old fortress La Citadelle, you end up in this yacht harbour. Not the place for glamourous ones but for the average people which makes it so down to earth and nice. Some good and affordable eating places and a beautiful...More

Thank HHCBrunoWolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old harbor has special meaning to me, somewhat melancholy. It is the place that I left France as a 12 year old when my father's tour of duty with the US Navy was over. When I visited again the beauty and French typicality of...More

Thank Dr_Tom82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Harbor (Port La Darse) France has amazing views there really is not a bad one, it is one of the sights recommended to see on the French Riviera.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Take some time out, wander around. Enjoy the opportunity for a bit of envy with the beautiful and expensive boats. If you want, some are available for rent by the day (with a captain of course).

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We first saw the Old Harbor from our ship and then took a tender in to visit. It is a charming Villefranche-sur-Mer is very charming and the Old Harbor is the first thing you see. In effect, it is postcard perfect if you want to...More

Thank Cookiebob
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The scenery and ambiance of the harbor, with some of the shops and and markets, are all very nice. Not much more than a pleasant walk with lovely sights. Villlefranche is really a gateway to Nice and Monaco. If you have some spare time -...More

Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

So, understand the Villefranche is the port for cruise ships to visit places like Nice and Monaco. As a result there really isn't much to do in Villefranche other than shop, eat, and drink. They do have a castle / fortress and a cathedral to...More

1  Thank REVoigt
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16 August 2016|
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Response from ThePlumber2015 | Reviewed this property |
Bus is the most economical way. I took the train there from Nice.
Vicki W
26 September 2015|
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Response from E C | Reviewed this property |
Head towards the marina but stop when you reach hotel D'ar on left. On right you will see small free parking area. Get there before lunch maybe 11am if you can. If full it is worth waiting for 5mins as very often a space... More