Villafranche sur Mer

8:00:00 AM Unknown 3 Comments

This small beach town is just east of Nice.  It's smaller, quieter and not as touristy as its big neighbor. We set up our beach blanket in this bay mostly because it was shallow and the underwater rocks provided Eden with ample exploring opportunities.  Truth be told, I don't have anything to recommend in Villafranche other than the beach because we didn't stay that long. My older daughter was sick and a full day on the beach just wasn't in the cards for her. But, we did get a good enough taste to know if you are wanting fewer tourists, but the action of Nice close by, Villefranche is a really good option. Nice is accessible by train for just €3.40 in about 15 minutes. 
I love these pictures of Eden swimming--especially this one of her poking her head out of the water.  She loves to be busy snorkeling, making a new friend or hunting for critters with Bob.


  1. VillEfranche is absolutely gorgeous and has so much more going for it than just its beach. It has an unusual underground street that runs below the pretty buildings and a myriad of lovely alleyways. It has a beautiful chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau, plenty of lovely restaurants and boutiques to explore. What a pity your daughter was sick so you couldn't explore more. You'll just have to come back! The bay by the way is one of the deepest natural bays in the Mediterranean and because of that the cruise ships visiting Nice harbour here.

    1. Thank you, Phoebe! I would like to return for more exploring.

  2. OK! Who wouldn't want to go swimming there!