Old Harbor (La Darse), Villefranche-sur-Mer

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For a leisurely visit of shopping and exploration, visit Old Harbor (La Darse), which dates back to the 17th century. Throughout history, Villefranche has been both French and Italian and is still influenced by both cultures. You can see this exemplified in the architecture and cuisine. Wander the narrow, medieval streets of the Old Town, or jump on one of the frequent trains that run along the coast. Shop the street markets for leather goods, shoes, handbags, knitwear, scarves, and more. Plan your Old Harbor (La Darse) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Villefranche-sur-Mer using our Villefranche-sur-Mer trip planner.
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  • I first walked in this lovely town in 1968, courtesy of the US Navy. The town has changed a lot, some for the good, some not. The underlying beauty and history remain. The tourist amenities run the... 
    I first walked in this lovely town in 1968, courtesy of the US Navy. The town has changed a lot, some for the good, some not. The underlying beauty and history remain. The tourist amenities run the...  more »
  • A beautiful town, moored in the bay on cruise ship and arrived in the town via tender. Took the train to Monaco, a big mistake ! Returned here and strolled around this quaint port, lovely harbour... 
    A beautiful town, moored in the bay on cruise ship and arrived in the town via tender. Took the train to Monaco, a big mistake ! Returned here and strolled around this quaint port, lovely harbour...  more »

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