Villefranche sur Mer

The beauty and character of this ancient town and port remain intact in spite it being a popular holiday destination.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region on the French Riviera. Eglise Saint-Michel (Saint Michael's Church) in the heart of old town, was built in the 1750's in the baroque Italian-style where originally stood a more modest early fourteenth century church. It houses various works of art, notably a large Saint Michael painting above the marble main altar, a recumbent sculpture Christ (18th century) known as the "Christ of the Galleys" and a polychrome wooden statue of San Rocco. The old harbor of la Darse dates back to the 17th century. Built originally for the galleys of the Duke of Savoy, it is now a marina with dockyard activities for yachts.
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