Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Heart of the Riviera


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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 January 2023, updated on 16 April 2024

Welcome to the heart of the French Riviera

Located in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes, at the heart of the French Riviera, the canton of Villefranche-sur-Mer brings together the towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze, Cap d’Ail and La Turbie.

Situated in immediate proximity to the tourist and cultural centres of the Côte d’Azur, Cannes, Nice and the Principality of Monaco, these six paradise locations, nestling between land and sea offer breathtaking scenery where magic is a reality.

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer and its famous harbour
  • Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, a special place for walks along the sea shore
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer and its Belle Époque architecture
  • Eze and its medieval village
  • Cap d’Ail, between mountains and sea in a beautiful natural setting
  • La Turbie and its magnificent Trophy of Augustus

A top location on the Côte d’Azur, the canton of Villefranche-sur-Mer will win your heart, as much for its high-quality accommodation and amazing gourmet cuisine, as for its diverse and varied activities between sea and mountains.


By car

  • A8 motorway
  • Coming from the west : La Turbie exit (exit 57)
  • Coming from the east: Monaco -La Turbie - Eze exit (exit 58)

By bus

Numerous bus routes serve the 6 towns.

By train

The main railway station is that of Nice served by main-line trains.The towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze Bord de Mer and Cap d’Ail are served by regional trains allowing you to move rapidly from one town to another. On average one train every 30 minutes.


Office de Tourisme de Villefranche-sur-Mer Jardin François Binon 06230 VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

Tel: + 33 (0)4 93 01 73 68 Email:


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