With some of the world’s most glamorous beachside towns, beautiful weather running through spring, summer and autumn, and an elegant cuisine based on fresh local produce, the French Riviera is an unbeatable location for a second home. Exquisite destinations are dotted all along the Cote d’Azur, from iconic spots such as St Tropez, Cannes and Monaco to lesser-known but idyllic places. This article will look at one of these best-kept-secret locations – Villefranche-sur-Mer, known as Villefranche by the locals.
Villefranche offers endless charm and breathtaking views, not to mention a selection of stunning villas for sale near Monaco, situated within an easy 30-minute drive to the vibrant Principality. Monaco houses for sale are very rare, meaning that many people opt for a property near Monaco instead. The city of Nice is even closer to Villefranche, located just a 20-minute drive over the hill.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is perched on a hillside, affording magnificent views over the bay and out over the Mediterranean. The Bay of Villefranche has repeatedly been voted one of the five most beautiful bays in the world, offering a sandy one-kilometer long beach perfect for enjoying year-round. With an enchanting Old Town on the lowest level, cascading down into the sea, there is plenty to do here; explore local markets, sample wonderful restaurants, people watch at cafes, lounge on the beach, or discover the area through its walking trails. Don’t miss the Darse area, home to a historic marina that has been building and repairing boats for over 600 years, within beautiful arched workshops which are architecturally alluring.
At the same time, the pace of life in Villefranche is very relaxed, making it the ideal destination for a holiday home. Of course, a faster pace of life is always in easy reach for those who want it, with no need to seek out Monaco houses for sale in order to get involved with the action.
This stunning five-bedroom villa is south-east facing, boasting panoramic sea views over the Bay of Villefranche. Spaced over three levels totalling 250m², the ground floor comprises a welcoming entrance hall, a spacious living/dining room, a fully fitted kitchen, a guest WC and a laundry room. On the first floor, you’ll find the beautiful master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. The garden level boasts a beautiful suite complete with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, access to the luscious garden and large swimming pool, and two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. In the annex you will find a separate bedroom with an en-suite shower room.
This villa for sale near Monaco has been fully renovated to a superb modern finish, designed using the highest quality materials and with a warm, neutral aesthetic. All the rooms have a sea view, meaning you can enjoy beautiful vistas wherever you are in the property.
Located on the Moyenne Corniche area of Villefranche, and in close proximity to a selection of amenities including restaurants and shops, this property is a fantastic example of a spacious villa for sale near Monaco. It is currently on the market for €5,200,000 with Dotta, a premier real estate agent in Monaco.
A second home in the French Riviera’s pretty village of Villefranche-sur-Mer offers a world-famous bay, delicious cuisine, fresh markets, a relaxed atmosphere, and close proximity to Monaco and Nice. What better place to purchase a holiday villa?