Property in Villefranche
Villefranche is the most picturesque village on the French Riviera. Sheltered in a deep blue bay, and ringed by an arc of golden sand, it’s frequented by an elegant, upmarket clientele. The row of seafood restaurants on the ancient quayside are uniformly sublime.
Property for sale in Villefranche comes in all shapes and sizes. The most atmospheric real estate lies in the medieval Old Town. This warren of palm-shaded lanes has been painted with a Provençal palette of deep ochre, yellows and reds. A stone’s throw from the quayside and beach, apartments for sale in this charismatic quarter rent extremely well. Popular with tourists in summer, Villefranche Old Town maintains bakeries, shops and its own local identity.
Stretching up the old Nice to Monaco clifftop road in one direction, and up to Mont Boron in the other, is an array of smarter, more modern, apartments. As Villefranche has been a go-to destination for the rich and famous for half a century, properties are typically well appointed and well maintained. Indeed, both Elton John and Tina Turner own villas in the area. Much of the housing stock boasts a balcony, terrace, and often a sea view. Most apartments are a gentle hike down to the restaurants and bars of Villefranche Old Town. Bakeries, pavement cafés and newsagents are sprinkled around the area.
The peninsula of Cap Ferrat glistens on the other side of the Villefranche bay. As the richest promontory in Europe, ‘Le Cap’ is studded with fabulous Villefranche property, from Italianate villas to Moorish mansions and petite chateau. We have links with the leading real estate agents in this elegant enclave, which remains every popular with British, American and Russian buyers. The main village of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is certainly chi-chi. But home owners will find an array of stores, cafés and excellent restaurants, like anywhere else of the Cote d’Azur.
“Property for sale in Villefranche comes in all shapes and sizes. Its warren of palm-shaded lanes has been painted with a Provençal palette of deep ochre, yellow and reds.”