Postcards from Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is an enchanting seaside town in a busy part of the Côte d'Azur just east of Nice. The golden sandy beaches draws crowds and you can also find a selection of charming terrace cafés and restaurants. The Bay of Villefranche is simply breathtaking, noted as one of the five most beautiful bays in the world, you can see Cap of Nice on the right and Cap Ferrat on the left. The views are glorious and Italianesque, with a hillside that graces down effortlessly to the mouth of the sea, lined with pastel coloured and emblematic houses.
The old town Vielle Ville houses La Belle Etoile, a charming restaurant in the old town stole our hearts. Manual and Tamara Dupont took over the restaurant earlier this year and are a delight. The couple serve French cuisine with Mediterranean influences in a cute yet chic establishment, with a small terrace that looks down onto sprawling stairs and neighbouring bars and restaurants. The town has been featured in several films including “Ronin” with Robert de Niro, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Steve Martin, and “Never Say Never Again” starring Sir Sean Connery.
For more information regarding the French Riviera, visit www.frenchriviera-tourism.com