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Day Trips

The best things to do in Nice and Villefranche

Walking tour Nce and Villefranche

Enjoy a day trip in Nice and then Villefranche, starting with Nice, the capital of the art of living. Nice has long been famous as much as for its light and natural beauty as it has for its associations with many rich and famous personalities. It is a great city to discover on foot, as most of the main sites are within close proximity to each other.

Villefranche is a charming fishing village protected by a 17th century castle and set in a stunning little bay 15 minutes along the coast from Nice. A perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

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Travel Tip
To save time, take the train to Villefranche from Nice. It’s just two stops away and takes 5 minutes!
Local guide tips
  • Take the Villa’s own guided walking tour to get a free in depth introduction to Nice and its history. Ask at the hostel for more details.
  • Walk along the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy the views of the Bay of Angels which stretches 5 km towards the airport.
  • Head into the fruit and flower market, the largest in France, to see the hustle and bustle of the local culture.
  • Stroll around the mazy streets of the old town where you’ll find baroque churches, boutique shops, quaint cafés and many restaurants. Try the local snacks like Socca at Lou Pilha Leva snack bar in old Nice.
  • Visit the Parc de Chateau from where you get incredible birds eye views over the city and the arc of the Bay of Angels, curving away in the distance towards the airport.
  • Head to the old port area and take a guided boat trip to see the Bay of Angels and Villefranche from a different perspective. For more information see the website: http://www.trans-cote-azur.co.uk/departing-nice/coastal-tour-boat-cap-nice-villefranche-bay
  • Jump on the bus 100 from the port and go visit the picturesque harbour village of Villefranche, only 15 minutes from Nice.
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