The small village of Villefranche , with its prominent citadel, colorful buildings, fishing boats and old town, hasmanaged to retain much of its original charm. Visitors enjoy strollingalong the waterfront and climbing the narrow streets to the upper town.
Located behind the sheltering promontory of Cap Ferrat, the pretty villageoffers easy access to many sites of the French Riviera.The enclave of Monaco is a short drive to the east, while Nice and Cannes lie to thewest. Each can be reached by the Lower Corniche, Middle Corniche orGrand Corniche, the Riviera's three major scenic roads.
In Monaco, the celebrated Monte Carlo Casino is no longer exclusivelypatronized by ladies and gentlemen in formal dress; it has adapted tothe modern age with a new relaxed atmosphere including a room full ofslot machines. The famed Hotel de Paris, however, retains its grand andelegant air. In Nice, department stores and specialty shops offerluxury French merchandise