Villefranche

France

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Cruises to Villefranche

Villefranche is an enchanting example of the French Riviera's allure that's nestled a mere 6km east of Nice. Stroll along the Old Harbour for majestic views of the Mediterranean. Saint Michael's Church houses many incredible artworks and an 18th-century organ constructed by the Grinda Brothers. Relax on one of the local beaches or trek up to the Fort Du Mont Alban, a 16th-century structure overlooking the city. For some subterranean scenery, head to the Rue Obscure under the city or the prehistoric archeological site at Grotte du Lazaret.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Villefranche. Ship will ANCHOR OFFSHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central European Time) UTC/GMT + 2 hours
  • Language
    In Villefranche, the local language spoken is French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the Euro.
    • Famous For
      The Old Harbour was built in the 17th-century and offers picturesque waterfront views of the yacht-filled marina and the Mediterranean.
    • Fun Fact #1
      One of France’s prehistoric cave sites, Grotte du Lazaret, is located just west of Villenfranche on the way to Nice.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Bouillabaisse is a delicious seafood stew that originates from the Provençal region of Southern France.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The local Villa Nellcote was where the Rolling Stones recorded their 1972 album Exile on Main St.

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15-Day Greek Isles, Italy & France: European Jewels

15-Day Greek Isles, Italy & France: European Jewels

Enjoy incredible views at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. | Cruise on Norwegian Star, recently upgraded in 2018.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK London (Southampton) (England);
Paris (Le Havre) (France); Barcelona (Spain); Villefranche (France); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Mykonos (Greece); Rhodes (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Santorini (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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