Find & buy property in Villefranche & Monaco
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a truly delightful seaside village boasting some of the very best properties on the French Riviera. It is an ideal spot for anyone wishing to experience a taste of old France, whilst being in the comfort of your luxury Côte d'Azur villa overlooking the beautiful bay and St Jean Cap Ferrat.
Dating from 1295, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a wealthy town just 5 km from Nice and 13 km from Monaco. The Old town (where we have a first class selection of Villefranche apartments for sale) is a charming jumble of narrow, picturesque streets, (with the pastel facades of the houses decorated in the typical 'trompe l'oeil' style), the Old Harbour with its small fishing boats and of course the beautiful private & public beaches lend a special ambiance to this privileged spot which has retained all the warmth and charm of a fishing village from a bygone age. The town boasts a fortified Port and a magnificent Citadel whose walls harbour an open air theatre in the summertime surrounded by gardens. Some of the world’s most prestigious super yachts stop off here to enjoy the medieval atmosphere. Jean Cocteau, along with numerous other artists succumbed to the call of this enchanting town.
Hills sweep down to the beach populated with luxury homes – it is currently one of the most in-demand spots of the Riviera. The luxury villas along the corniches offer stunning views over Villefranche and St. Jean Cap Ferrat. For a secure villa with a view, then the domain Le Castellet is one of the most sought-after private domains - at 300m altitude, villas in this domain offer the best views on the French Riviera, a true bird’s eye view of Villefranche and quite often over the city of Nice towards the Esterel Mountains. Prices of properties in the Villefranche area vary depending on the location of the property, however a small villa with sea views would sell for around 2 500 000€ at least. Some of the larger villas can be expected to sell for up to 20 000 000€. A water’s edge villa here can command prices well beyond this.