- Luxury real estate for sale and rent Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a beautiful small town located in a unique setting. Situated on the edge of a bay, it is protected from the wind by the mountains and offers a wonderful view. Its proximity to other cities is a real asset. Villefranche-sur-Mer borders with the towns of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Nice. So the International airport is at about 25 minutes by car and the Principality of Monaco is about 30 minutes. The inhabitants of Villefranche-sur-Mer can enjoy all what is offered by Monaco as the casino, opera, luxury boutiques or the heliport. The prestige and luxury are within reach.
The bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of the most beautiful bays of France. Every year it hosts many cruise ships that stay anchored next to the small fishing boats and the magnificent private yachts making beautiful postcards.
These landscapes combine perfectly with the beauty of this traditional fishing village. This village is livened up all week with its famous markets. Visitors enjoy walking through the narrow streets of the city and stopping at the beautiful St. Peter’s chapel. This Roman style chapel was completely decorated by Jean Cocteau, making of this chapel the very symbol of the city.
Nowadays the beauty of this chapel is recognized by everybody and it is part of the listed historical monuments. This architecture and cultural wealth is the result of an illustrious past. Villefranche-sur-Mer became French in 1860 but was a home address for the English and Russian aristocracy for ages.
Nowadays the city has a highly prestigious reputation and hosts an international clientele who wants to acquire or rent beautiful villas with manicured gardens and elegant pools. These villas offer panoramic views of the bay of Villefranche or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
They can be contemporary or Provencal style villas and offer a unique setting with a high quality of life. These houses are coveted by this clientele fascinated by the city’s environment and the proximity of attractive cities.