Quaint seaside living on the laid back French Riviera
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The shoulder months of April to May, and September to October also tend to enjoy temperatures in the low to mid 20°C’s. These conditions are ideal for sightseeing on foot while avoiding the tourist crowds which are more prevalent during the summer itself.
Activities & Experiences
Whether you already know which experiences you want to enjoy or you’d like our team to help plan an enviable itinerary for your trip, you’re sure to be impressed when you book a yacht charter in Villefranche-sur-mer. Spend your days exploring everything this hidden gem of a city has to offer, and consider these unmissable activities:
Relax by the water
Unusually for a French Riviera city, all of Villefranche-sur-mer’s beaches are free for the public to attend. The Plage des Marinières is just a short stroll from Old Town, and is the town's longest beach. Boasting plenty of tourist amenities such as kiosks, toilets and showers, these calm waters are perfect for a family friendly outing. Those seeking a little more solace should set sail and settle in with a novel on the pebbled shores of the secluded Plage de la Darse. The rocky shoreline necessitates a sturdy pair of shoes, but for those willing to bring a deckchair the clear water and undisturbed setting is well worth the trip.
Dine in the Old Town
The Old Town of Villefranche-sur-mer is uniquely pleasurable to explore. Its winding streets are lined with instagram-worthy, brightly coloured homes, each decorated with lush flowers and foliage. Refined foodies will enjoy a visit to Mayssa Beach. This fine dining establishment specialises in creative Mediterranean dishes. Enjoy a seafood feast on the iconic rooftop terrace overlooking the harbour. For a more down to earth dining experience, wander down the backstreets to find the mouthwatering L'Aparté. This bistro provides thoughtful dishes full of flavour, created with locally sourced fish and produce.
Visit the markets
The bustling Jardin Francois Binon open-air market is one of the best places to admire the rich tapestry of French Riviera life. On Wednesday mornings you can reliably find the freshest produce and seafood available in the region. Every Saturday, the market offers an even wider selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses. No French feast is complete without a mouthwatering drop of wine, find a local favourite here. On Sundays the market grounds transform into a bustling flea market and antique fair.
Take a stroll to Nice
Travellers looking for an afternoon of exceptional views and rubbing shoulders with locals cannot miss the Villefranche-sur-mer to Nice coastal walk. Set aside approximately an hour and a half and walk this beginner friendly 6.4km hike to Nice. If you’re travelling with furry companions, they’re also welcome provided they remain leashed.
What to expect when booking a yacht charter in Villefranche-sur-mer with Ahoy Club
When you book your yacht charter in Villefranche-sur-mer with Ahoy Club, you can rest easy knowing you’re working with the only global brokerage to be recognised by luxury travel advisors Virtuoso and Traveller Made. We understand the kind of 7 star service our clients expect, and we deliver every time.
Browse our network of over 4,000 yachts, catamarans and gulets located in all corners of the globe. Use our cutting edge experience builder technology to find the perfect floating retreat for your trip. All of our vessels are professionally crewed by teams ready to cater to your every need. Use our concierge service to ensure you have access to only the best places to eat, drink and party at your destination.
Becoming an Ahoy Club member is free, and you can benefit from exclusive discounts and offers. New members can save up to 30% on any superyacht charter. Chat to us today about how we can make your next adventure one to remember!