If your ship makes a stop in Villefrance-sur-Mer, a town on the coast between Nice and Monaco, you can call yourself especially lucky. Villefrance is one of the most picturesque places on the French Riviera, and it owes its fame to the spectacular bay. The Villefrance bay is considered to be among the five most beautiful bays in the world, and the view of the bay with its azure water and white sails will take your breath away.
Existing between such posh neighbours as Monaco and Nice, Villefrance has not lost the authentic charm of a Nicoise fishing village. Its old town cascades down the hillside to the sea, and on its streets, you can enjoy the flavour of old France, where locals spend time lazily drinking coffee in charming, cosy cafes. Villefrance has several architectural attractions, such as baroque churches and a Renaissance citadel.
The Jewish history of Villefrance-sur-Mer was brought to a stop during the Nazi occupation. Many Jewish inhabitants of this town were deported, some of them sent to Auschwitz. Among those who never returned was the famous Jewish artist Charlotte Solomon, who fled to the Riviera from Germany. On our tour, you will discover hers and many other Jewish stories of this place.
You can extend your tour and combine your stop in Villefrance with a visit to Nice and/or to Monaco. Just send us a request, and we will prepare the unforgettable trip for you!