Villa Hippocampo is located in the hills of one of the most iconic towns on the Riviera —Villefranche-sur-Mer. Villefranche is one of the three villages that compose the world famous “Golden Triangle” on the Cote d’Azur. The town is nestled alongside St. Jean Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer and offers one of the best views that the Golden Triangle has to offer. The Villa overlooks the orange-tiled rooftops and church steeples of Old Town, the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear azure waters of the harbor– and just beyond the harbor– St. Jean Cap Ferrat. St. Jean Cap Ferrat is home to the most expensive real estate in the world and has hosted royalty, the rich and the famous for more than 150 years.
The villa is quietly secured in the most desirable part of the town—up above the bustle of Old Town but close enough to easily access the central village with its restaurants, cafes, beaches, and shopping via foot, bicycle or automobile.
Villafranche-sur-Mer in the French Rivieria
The villa views are difficult to describe because they are so unique and breathtaking. Besides the close views of the towns, yachts and harbors, the Villa also offers long expansive views of the Mediterranean Coast from Nice to the Italian Riviera. On a clear day when the stars line up, the mountain tops of Corsica miraculously appear in the distance, 200 miles off the coast. There are unobscured views from virtually every room in the villa, as the entire southern wall is all glass, and each of the bedrooms and the main living area open onto terraces for outdoor enjoyment.
Villa Hippocampo is a luxury villa located in the Cote d’Azur. The villa’s amenities include an infinity pool, which can be accessed from both the bedroom and the living area on the entry level. From the pool deck, the views are spectacular, offering a panoramic vista of the entire town of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the stunning Cote d’Azur.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a very safe place to visit. It has almost no crime and you will rarely see a police officer.
It depends on what you are looking for! All seasons have something special to offer. The summer is the most popular time because that’s when most people take vacations, the kids are out of school, etc.
Everything is open during the summer season and many activities are available that may not be during the rest of the year. The summer is also the most crowded, reservations highly recommended, and traffic is heavier than at other times of year.
Fall is enticing because everything is still open, the water is still warm enough to swim in and the crowds have subsided. September through October are spectacular on the French Riviera!
The winter is also a great time to visit. There are virtually no crowds, many restaurants are still open, prices are at their lowest, and the mountains and skiing are just one hour away. You can ski in the morning and dine alfresco the same afternoon! That’s pretty special!
The Spring is also an ideal time to visit the French Riviera because the weather is perfect, most restaurants and activities begin to open, and there are several iconic happenings like the Monte Carlo Tennis Open, the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix which occur.
In short, there is a compelling reason to visit the Cote d’Azur any time of the year!
Villefranche has the reputation for being the “perfect” village on the Cote d’Azur. It is not overrun by tourists, it is always noted as being one of the most picturesque villages on the French Riviera, it is near the City of Nice but far enough away to be tranquil, it is easily accessible to towns such as Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, St. Paul de Vence and San Tropez to the West and to Roquebrun, Monaco, Menton and Italy on the East. Villefranche is located on one of the most beautiful Bays on the Riviera with stunning beaches, water activities, great restaurants, and accessibility to St. Jean Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu (the other towns which compose the Golden Triangle) within a few minutes drive.
The villa is perfect for families, especially because walking to the village and beach is so safe for children. The pool and media room are also big hits with the kids. Non-walking infants are welcome; however, we do not allow toddlers who are too young to swim because of the two bedrooms, including the master bedroom, which open onto the pool.
The villa is equipped with all linens and towels, toiletries, and a welcome basket to help you get started with your stay without having to rush out to the grocery store. If you would like to have a fully stocked kitchen upon arrival, please let the villa manager know well in advance of your arrival.
The villa manager will meet you at the premises to give you the keys, the codes, and the gate fob. He will also explain how the appliances and TVs work!
The address is easily accessible using any GPS system. The address is clearly indicated on the outside of the villa gates.
Our blog will primarily focus on travel itineraries and the daily experiences of vacationing in the South of France, specifically the French Riviera, with Villa Hippocampo as your basecamp. Additionally, we will occasionally feature reviews from our clients about their experiences. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Villa Hippocampo, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or the Cote d’Azur, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are more than happy to provide additional details and information.