eastwards along the coast

Do you fancy a bus ride? Eastwards along the coast from Nice is Villefranche-sur-Mer, an attractive small town built on the slopes of the hill tumbling down to the sea.  The train can also take you there but you would miss the beautiful views of the sea and coastline – including a spectacular view of the port and the Baie des Anges as you head out of town. The ligne d’azur 100 and the smaller bus 81 both take the route along the Corniche Inférieure, or Basse-Corniche, the lowest and easiest to drive along of the three coastal routes. From Villefranche the 100  continues to Monaco and Menton, whereas the 81 calls in at Beaulieu and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat all well worth a visit.

The deep harbour means that Villefranche is a favourite stopping off point for cruise liners, so it can get very busy in the summer months but there are plenty of  cafés and restaurants both in the town near the bus stop and also down along the harbourside.

At one end of the harbour is a narrow beach with gravelly sand, perfect for young children and sunbathers.

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3 responses to “eastwards along the coast

  1. such a beautiful place to be in 🙂

  2. I found your blog very moving Nurse Anj. Thank you for liking mine – there are so many beautiful places in the world! Sometimes we’re lucky enough to live in them and sometimes they live in our memories – I’d love to hear about some of your beautiful places.

  3. I love Villefranche, we always head there for lunch when we stay in Nice and we take the bus as it’s such a beautiful route like you say. Having taken the bus to Monaco too, I will take the train next time as the hour-long journey on windy roads is a bit much for my stomach to take!

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