Villefranche-sur-Mer attractions

Fortress in Villefranche-sur-Mer

La Citadelle

Villefranche's imposing citadel is worth visiting for its impressive architecture. Built by the duke of Savoy between 1554 and 1559 to defend the gulf, its walls today shelter the town hall, well-combed public garde…
Church in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Chapelle St-Pierre

Villefranche was a favourite of Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), who sought solace here in 1924 after the death of his companion Raymond Radiguet. Several years later, Cocteau convinced locals to let him paint the neglecte…
Museum in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Musée Volti

Displays voluptuous bronzes by Villefranche sculptor Antoniucci Volti (1915–89).