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.
If you like the sound of cruising the French Riviera, but you'd prefer to be in the passenger seat, consider joining a guided car tour. We work with local suppliers to organize memorable car tours to a destination of your choosing. Our hosts provide a variety of tours ranging from vintage experiences in Nice to retro tours in Monaco. Most 60-minute car tours are around €100 for 1 or 2 person(s). If you'd prefer a bespoke car tour, our tailor-made excursions cost up to €500. Whether you choose a private tour in a beautiful vintage car or a modern sports car, you'll leave with unforgettable memories of the French Riviera.