Magical Villefranche-sur-Mer

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I will never forget stepping off our ship and stepping into this picture
perfect postcard. We had a choice of doing an excursion to Cannes or
Nice, but because I had been to both lovely towns many times, I decided
to just stay in port, and boy am I glad I did. Villefranche-sur-Mer is stunning.
Separated from Nice by a few wooded hills, it is a fishing village over-
looking a beautiful harbor in the Mediterranean. It has become a very
popular setting for many celebrities and artists who frequently make this
their temporary home. Why not, this place rocks. It is the perfect
town to walk the crooked narrow streets, to just lose yourself in this
magical setting, and to maybe even pinch yourself that you are actually
here. Believe me, it is that beautiful. I have traveled along the
French Rivera more than once, and Villefranche-sur-Mer always remains my
favorite.
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Walking the back streets away from the Harbor was so fascinating. It is
such a charming town that you are constantly awed and charmed by all that
is around you. There are countless cafés, shops and beautiful colorful
buildings that surround the streets and harbor that only add to the charm
of this place.
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Don’t tell anyone, but yes I did the typical touristy tram ride along the
harbor and some of the town. I must say I sort of enjoyed it, but PLEASE,
we won’t tell that to anyone.
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Nothing better than ending a beautiful day sitting along side the Mediterranean
enjoying a delightful lunch and a good glass of wine and just breathing in the
air and letting the breeze from the sea sweep across your face and think, “How
lucky am I”.

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