Villefranche sur Mer Tourist Office
Jardin François Binon 06230 Villefranche sur Mer Tel: +33 (0)4 93 01 73 68
MAIRIE (Town Hall) 9 Avenue Georges Clemenceau Tel: 04 93 76 33 33 Fax: 04 93 76 33 28
COMMISSARIAT DE POLICE (Police Station) 9 Avenue Gallieni Tel : 04 93 76 30 80 ou 17
POLICE MUNICIPALE (Local Police) 14 Avenue Maréchal Foch Tel : 04 93 76 33 42 Fax: 04 93 85 26 29
SAPEURS POMPIERS (Fire Station and Accidents) Tel: 18
SAMU (Emergency) Tel: 15
PHARMACIE DE GARDE (Pharmacy opened on Sundays and Holidays) Tel: 32 37
POST OFFICE 6 Avenue Albert 1er Tel : 04 93 76 49 09 ou 36 31
TOURIST OFFICE Jardin François Binon Tel : 04 93 01 73 68 Fax : 04 93 76 63 65 http://www.villefranche-sur-mer.com/
What's On and Things To Do
Fete de la Musique
A magical day across France with a true celebration of all things musical. Free concerts in the streets, in venues and throughout the country. Always on the 21st June, the festival this year takes place on a Sunday guaranteeing a weekend of musical celebration.
The Long Night of Museums
The Long Night of Museums is an annual event where museums across Europe remain open late into the night, and Antibes is no exception. On this occasion, the closing time of the museums is postponed to approximately one in the morning, which allows the public to visit the participating museums by night, and guess what ! It's free !
European Heritage Days
European Heritage Days are an annual event in France where members of the public, and tourists are encourage to immerse themselves in the local history and culture. Museums, churches, and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend of celebration ! Check your local tourist office for more information.
Nice Jazz Festival
Each the annual Nice Jazz Festival takes place in and around Nice. The town is alive with music and dancing and there are always some amazing artists featured. The advice is to buy your tickets early for this great South of France Summer event.
Welcome to one of the largest carnivals in the world which takes place in Nice each February. There are parades of amazing floats both day and night and the theme for the carnival changes each year. If you are here in February then this is a MUST see. For more information and to book tickets visit the website.
Cours Saleya Market
Address: Cours Saleya 06300 Nice
Real Mediterranean market, the Cours Saleya offers local products that come truly from the hinterland of Nice. The atmosphere is enlivened by the joy of living of the people of the south, colors and fragrances will embellish your day.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6am to 1pm.
Places to visit
The Citadel of Villefranche-Sur-Mer
Sitting above the coastal town of Villefranche sur Mer the Citadel dates from the 1500's. Used as a fort in several wars, the building now houses various administrative offices.
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
Of cultural significance, this chapel is decorated with the works of artist Jean Cocteau. Each of Cocteau's surrealist works is explained in English. There is a small entry fee. Opening hours vary, please see the website for more details.
La Belle Etoile
Tel:+33(0)4 97 08 09 41 Local Provencal cuisine, close to the port. Prices: Medium
Tel. :+33(0)4 93 01 84 05 Brassiere style menus with something to suit all tastes. Prices: Medium