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When to visit Villefranche-sur-Mer

Aerial view of Villefranche bay and beachFragrant Spring JasmineThe superb beach in the Rade De Villefranche

Silhouette on Rue Obscure, Villefranche
All Year
All year round is the short answer to that question. It really depends on what you are looking for from your vacation. People have been holidaying in Villefranche for, quite literally, hundreds of years but their reasons for coming were perhaps a little different.

Traditonally visitors came in the Winter months but this was during an era when life was not quite so easy and weather conditions had a more severe impact on people personally. Especially on their health and at the time physicians were recommending that their wealthy patients actually went south to 'avail of the healing sea air'.
Big skies over the Med
A Different Era
With no central heating or double glazed windows the Victorians and Central Europeans liked to come here specifically for the mild winter climate. It also conveniently contributed to the demarcation of the classes with only the wealthiest able to take such trips.

However, with fashion dictating modesty and pale complexions frolicking on the beach was not much of an ancient past time and peoples tastes were always going to change. Time moved on and and our holiday requirements have changed too. Now we want sun, fun, a great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, beaches, great food and good facilities. The French Riviera was ahead of the pack in its heyday and it does a good job of remaining so to this day.

Current Weather Forecast For Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer Weather

Sunrise 6:42 am
Sunset 8:23 pm
Currently Fair
Temperature 23oC
Recorded At 00:41


Low 21oC
High 27oC
Forecast Clear

Saturday, 24th August

Low 21oC
High 27oC
Forecast Sunny

Temperature and Rainfall averages For Villefranche-sur-Mer

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hi Temp (oC)   13     13     14     16     19     23     26     27     24     20     16     13      
Sea Temp (oC)   14     13     13     14     17     20     24     25     23     20     17     15      
Rainfall (mm)   76     74     74     64     48     38     18     31     66     112     117     89      

Spring gardens Villefranche
Villefranche in Spring
This is a really good time to visit if you prefer to avoid the holiday crowds on your vacation. It's a particularly beautiful time of year when the spring flowers are in bloom and the air is filled with their intense fragrance.
It's easy to see why this part of France is a centre for the perfume industry. There are always festivals and events ongoing along the coast in most of the towns, the French are as interested in entertaining the local people as much as they are in looking after their tourists so you avoid that 'dead', 'off-season' feel that you find in some tourist retreats. The nearby Nice Carnival in February is a sight to see or the Battle of the Flowers, held in the Port de la Sante, in Villefranche.

Summer flowers, Villefranche
Summer in Villefranche
This is now the most popular time to come and visit Villefranche. The local population can triple in volume during the summer months. That's not bad news if you like to feel 'in the thick of things' on your holiday. The atmosphere is lively, fun and busy which can be perfect for your vacation.

The town is well set up to handle its visitors and there are lots of activites and events scheduled to keep everyone happy. The Citadelle stage musical recitals, an open air cinema and the permanent museum exhibitons. There are watersports on the beach, tennis on the municipal courts and lots of cafes and bars and markets that are all part of French village life.

Winter skies over Villefranche
Winter in Villefranche
Well some things never change and, while summer is the new 'hot' time to visit Villefranche, the winters remain as mild as they ever were. If you don't like the searing heat then this is a great time to visit.

The winter days are predominently clear, blue skied, sunny days with cold fresh nights. It is possible to be sitting in a T-shirt on the beach by day and wrapped up in woolly jumpers by night, the most important fact to remember is that it is dry. Not much rain and not much wind are the real key to the joys of this climate.

It is a calmer, quieter time on the French Riviera but that can also mean it's perfect for sight seeing, without the intense summer heat or the summer crowds. The Citadelle museum, in Villefranche, is closed during the month of November but there are different activities that become the main focus. The nearest ski stations are less than two hours away.

Renting holiday accommodation in Villefranche

To find out more about specific activities in Villefranche then please look in the RG directory under 'The Corniches-Activities' or look in 'Riviera Life' in the main menu to see more events in the region. If you are rendy to rent a holiday apatment or villa in Villefranche then please use the search facility below. You will find luxury apartments, vacation villas and all types of holiday accommodation. Happy holidays and thany you for using Riviera Rental Guide.


Some top holiday rentals in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Azur Vista Terrace Apartment

French Riviera » ... » Villefranche-sur-Mer 75 sq.m. Apartment 0941
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$238.40
»Per person (x4):$59.60
Sea View, Tranquil
This contemporary one-bedroom apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer has stunning panoramic sea views over the bay that can be enjoyed from the terrace, living room and bedroom. The building features a swimming pool and is located just minutes from the beach.

Bella Vista Sea View Studio

French Riviera » ... » Villefranche-sur-Mer 38 sq.m. Apartment 0980
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$150.21
»Per person (x4):$37.55
Swimming Pool, Sea View
This lovely studio apartment boasts spectacular sweeping views of Villefranche Bay and St. Jean Cap-Ferrat and is excellently located only a 10 minute walk from the picturesque beach and bustling Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Villefranche Old Town Sea View Studio

French Riviera » ... » Villefranche-sur-Mer 25 sq.m. Apartment 0976
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$100.76
»Per person (x2):$50.38
Contemporary, Sea View
A great third-floor studio located on a calm street in the beautiful old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Enjoy a lovely sea view from a private balcony and explore the many markets, boutiques and restaurants just a few steps down the cobblestone street.


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