Vilfranš

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history


13th & 14th century

The city takes its name from the Count of Provence, Charles II of Anjou, who founded it at the location of the roman port of Monteolivo and granted.

1538

The Congress of Nice met with the Pope, Paul III, to bring the peace to Frances I and Charles V. The Pope was the peacemaker but the peace only lasted for five years.

1543

The Red Beared muslin fleet occupied the bay.

1557

The Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy demanded building anenormous fortification system included the Citadel, the Mont- Alban fort (to guard Villefranche) and the Darse basin.

1445 - 1962

The American fleet in the Mediterranean located its home port in Villefranche.

1982

Once restored, the city housed the town hall, several museums andobjects found in the excavations.

Nowadays

The bay is a regular stop over for the American, English and French armies and for cruise ships. Villefranche has preserved its identity and the old part of the city as for example the Dark Street, which sheltered and protected the inhabitants.

sight seeing


the bay

It is one of the most beautiful bays in the world where numerous yachts stop over.

st peter’s chapel

Decorated by Jean Cocteau is one of the works of this artist.

SAINT MICHAEL’S CHURCH

Baroque Italian-style. The lying Christ from 17th century, altarpieces from 18th century and the statue of San Rocco.

CITADEL OF ST ELM

From 16th century, the fortress was built to protect the bay.

the medieval city

Old streets remain such as the Dark Street and the Poilu Street from 13th century.