Villefranche-sur-Mer is arguably one of the most beautiful harbor towns on the French Riviera, and that's saying something! This picturesque village and popular resort town sits high above the coastline, tucked into a bay between the Cap Ferrat peninsula and the Cap de Nice. From Villefranche, Nice is just a short boat or car ride away. Travelers who are in the know will have Villefranche on their French Riviera itinerary, as the bay of Villefranche is one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Once on dry land, make your way to the Old Town, which sits high above sea level and is home to an impressive array of 12th-century buildings. Wander the narrow streets, and you'll find hidden art galleries, boutique stores, and family-run coffee shops where locals enjoy their morning espresso. For the best views of the harbor, head to the top of Saint Elme Citadel. This 16th-century fortress overlooks the coastline and is surrounded by verdant gardens bursting with flora and fauna.
A boat tour is a short excursion in a boat taken for travel reasons, regularly beginning and finishing off with a similar spot, and ordinarily of a duration less than a day. One of the biggest advantages of exploring by boat is that you’re able to enjoy the French Riviera from a different perspective. As you sail the coastline, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Cote d’Azur and its glamorous towns. Not only that, but you’ll be able to swim, snorkel and sunbathe at the same time! FranceRent offers a variety of boat tours, including family-friendly boat trips and romantic boat tours. Our Saint-Tropez boat tour is perfect for those wanting to combine a land and sea tour and explore the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Most boat tours range between €100 and €500 per tour and include complimentary parking at the dock and drinks onboard.