Saturday, 5 October 2013

General Impressions of Villefranche-sur-Mer a little town at the Cote D’azur

The Celebrity Equinox sails into the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the ship is however too big to dock. As a consequence we have to tender. As Elite members of Celebrity cruises got a priority tender so we don’t have to wait. The luxury Regent cruise ship, Seven Seas Mariner is also in the bay. Unfortunately it was raining.

The town has beautiful houses in all colours. On the left side you see the citadel constructed in the 16th century, its main goal was to protect the port. The small religious building is called Cocteau Chapel. The village is located between the famous beach locations of Nice and Monaco.

On our walk on the boulevard we see a local fisherman rowing his sloop. He is on the water together with his dog. We are wondering why, are they inseparable? It is a cute sight, a hard fisherman with his hairy friend.

De Celebrity Equinox vaart de baai van Villefranche-sur-Mer binnen, het schip is echter te groot om aan te meren. Bijgevolg dienen we met tender bootjes aan wal gebracht te worden. Als Eliteleden van de cruise maatschappij krijgen we voorrang en zitten we in de eerste boot. Het luxe Regent cruise schip, Seven Seas Mariner, is ook in de baai. Spijtig genoeg was het aan het regenen. 

Het stadje is een verzameling van gekleurde huisjes. Aan de linker kant zie je het robuuste fort gebouwd in de 16de eeuw, zijn voornaamste rol was de verdediging van de haven. Het kleine religieuze gebouw is de Cocteau kapel. De stad ligt tussen de twee wereldberoemde strandlocaties: Nice en Monaco. 

Tijdens onze wandeling op de dijk zagen we een visser in zijn sloep. Hij roeide op het water samen met zijn hond. We vroegen ons af, zijn deze onafscheidelijk? Toch een schattig zicht, een harde zeebonk met zijn harige vriend. 
 
Villefranche sur Mer

Villefranche sur Mer Cocteau Chapel
Cocteau Chapel

Villefranche sur Mer

Villefranche sur Mer Rain

Villefranche sur Mer fishermen and his dog

Villefranche sur Mer

Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Villefranche sur Mer Sail boat

Villefranche sur Mer citadel

Villefranche sur Mer

Villefranche sur Mer

Previous France article: The park, Place Rapp and the 100 year old Carrousel of Colmar

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12 comments:

  1. Lovely houses in beautiful colors, I like your fotos.
    Greetings

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  2. You have so many things of interest here today. I love the first shot of the houses on the mountain, and the fourth shot of the wonderful colorful houses with the people and their umbrellas. That would make a wonderful portrait to hang on a wall.

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  3. oohhhh those colorful homes are brilliant! The first image was my favorite, a beautiful picture!!

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  4. Pretty buildings, I like all the various colors too, but the puppy of course has my full attention. What a lovely day to go for a ride.

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  5. How wonderfully colourful!! But I like the man & his dog on the boat best! I have tagged you for 'Capture the Colour' travel photo competition - of course you don't have to enter if you don't want to. Details on my latest blog post!

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  6. It's a charming place, I would like to visit there someday!I like a lot the colorful houses and the adorable Cocteau Chapel.
    Léia

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  7. Lovely colourful houses/apartments. Don't know if I like them as I am not used to looking at such bold colours on buildings, but would get used to it. The people that live there wouldn't know any different :)

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  8. Impressive! I love those bright and colorful houses! It reminds me a bit of Cinque Terre! CHrista

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  9. happy colours of the houses! love the catch of the dog+person in the boat:-) greatly done!

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  10. ik zie een hoop gekleurde huisjes, doet altijd zo vrolijk aan. Groetjes en fijne avond, Dietmut

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