The cruise port of Villefranche

Cruise ship pier location in Villefranche


During a cruise vacation to France, Villefranche-sur-Mer is often on the program. This small town is wonderfully located along the Western Mediterranean and you would never expect it as a major cruise port. Its central location means you can make different excursions along the French Riviera. Therefore, cruises to Villefranche-sur-Mer are very popular.


The port and town of Villefranche-sur-Mer are small. Therefore, cruise ships cannot moor. Your cruise ship will drop anchor in the bay and you will come ashore by tender boat. The tender boats dock at Port de la Santé in the center of Villefranche-sur-Mer, close to most sights. The location of the port is ideal for an excursion along the Cote d'Azur to places such as Nice, Cannes or Monaco. Because of its convenient location, Villefranche-sur-Mer has become a major cruise port in the Mediterranean.


The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Villefranche:

Landmarks and highlights in Villefranche

  • La Citadelle

    The citadel dates from 1557 and is now used as town hall, convention center, museum and summer theater.

  • la Darse

    The old port dating back to 17th century. Now a marina and site of the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche.

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Cruises to Villefranche

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Villefranche:

AIDA, Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Disney, Marella, NCL, Oceania, Phoenix Reisen, Royal Caribbean, SeaDream, Silversea