El Olivo is very well located in the exclusive Le Castellet domaine on the hillside overlooking Villefranche sur Mer. Access is just off the Moyenne Corniche which runs between Nice and Monte Carlo, and the villa is just a short drive from the town centre of Nice, the picturesque port of Villefranche and the glamour capital of the world, Monaco.
The port, the citadelle, the old town, and the gentle curve of the coast all contribute to the beauty of Villefranche sur Mer which dates back to 130 BC.
With its colourful fishing boats and nets, the port is both a base for fishermen and tourists, offering numerous cruises in the summer.
You can wander along the fishing wharves, bordered by restaurants and their terraces. If you continue until the end you will arrive at the lengthy Villefranche beach which is pleasant from the very first days of summer.
The old village shelters narrow roads and stair-ways with the most evocative names : rue Obscure, rue du Poilu. Covered passages lead down to the coloured facades of the ancient houses which have been carefully renovated. With their windows wide open at the height of summer you can hear snatches of lively conversation and smell the mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine from within.