Cruise Port Atlas | Villefranche-sur-Mer, France Map | Location

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Villefranche-sur-Mer: Paul Gauguin, Celebrity, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Villefranche-sur-Mer, Rue Obscura, Villa Leopolda, St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Villefranche Citadel, Villefranche Beach, Foormis Beach, Passable Beach, Paloma Beach, Nice Old Town, Cours Saleya, Promenade des Anglais, Nice Flower Market, Sainte-Reparate Cathedral, Lescaris Palace, Colline du Chateau, Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum, Monaco Casino, Princes Palace, Monaco Opera House, Monaco Grand Prix Circuit, Museum of Antique Automobiles, Oceanographic Museum, Eze, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Cannes Film Festival Congress, La Croisette, La Suquete, Quartier des Anglais, Ile Sainte-Marguerite, Ile Saint-Honore, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, St. Pauls Castle, La Fondation Maeght, Grasse, International Museum of Perfume, Grasse Cathedral, Antibes, Billionaires Quay, Fort Carre, Exflora Park, Eilenroc Garden, Juan-les-Pins, Picasso Museum, Antibes Archaeological Museum

With Nice's small port not capable of handling larger ships, the small, scenic fishing village of Villefranche has become a tender port for the Nice area. The village is within an impressive bay with deep anchorage and a lovely beach area. The small, rustic old town is immediately adjacent to the tender dock as is the impressive Citadel. Villefranche is also a popular getaway for the rich and famous. On the other side of the bay from Villefranche is the Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Peninsula with several charming beaches and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Museum. At the northeast corner of the peninsula is upscale and trendy Beaulieu-sur-Mer with its pretty beach and the waterfront Greek style Villa Kerylos, which is open to the public. Villefranche is only 6 kilometers from Nice and access to Nice sites is almost as easy as from the Port of Nice. Nice is the second most popular tourist destination in France after Paris due to its impressive bay, historic architecture, famous cuisine, trendy shopping and modern art museums. There are also two important archaeological museums and sites in Nice. Beyond Nice, Villefranche visitors may want to take a tour that includes Grasse, the international capital of perfume production and St-Paul-de-Vence, with its 14th century castle perched on a scenic hill. Another hilltop village nearby is the town of Eze with great views of the Mediterranean. Possibly the most chic of the Riviera's ports is Antibes, with its Billionaire's quay and the Picasso Museum. The Principality of Monaco, a tiny independent country and home of the famous casino, is just a few kilometers beyond Eze.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: French

Secondary Languages: English is commonly spoken

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Villefranche by Iliouza

Geography and Population

Set inside a deep bay along the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), Villefranche-sur-Mer sits on a narrow area below Mont Alban which separates the quiet town from huge Nice. The town has a population of just over 6000 residents.

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How Far?

Taxis are expensive in the French Riviera. In Nice fares start at 3,00 Euros with 1,80 for each additional kilometer.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Villefranche Tender Berth Cote d'Azur Airport 12 KM 23 minutes 50 Euros
Villefranche Tender Berth Old Town - Rue Obscura 0.1-0.3 KM short walk  
Villefranche Tender Berth Citadel 0.3 KM 1 minutes, 3 minute walk  
Villefranche Tender Berth Mont Alban Fort 3.8 KM 10 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild 4 KM 8 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Villa Kerylos 3.3 KM 7 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Villa Leopoldo (private) 2.7 KM 6 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Villefranche Beach 0.7 KM 1 minute, 10 minute walk  
Villefranche Tender Berth Foormis Beach 3 KM 7 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Passable Beach 3.7 KM 7 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Paloma Beach 5 KM 10 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Nice Old Town 6 KM 15 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Promenade des Anglais 7 KM 15 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Eze 8 KM 12 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Monaco 14 KM 21 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Saint Paul de Vence 24 KM 34 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Grasse 50 KM 47 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Antibes 33 KM 41 minutes  
Villefranche Tender Berth Cannes 40 KM 43 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Hopital Pasteur (Nice Universtiy Hospital), 30 Avenue de la Voie Romaine, 06000 Nice, phone - 04 92 03 77 77, 8 KM, 17 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Societe Generale, 6 Avenue Albert 1er, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, 0.7 KM, 2 minutes, 4 minute walk

Post Office

13 Avenue Sadi Carnot, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, 0.7 KM, 2 minutes, 4 minute walk

Port and Berths

Tender Berth (Nearest Street address) - Quai de la Douane, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer
GPS - 43.70299, 7.312683

Photo of Villefranche Bay