The French Riviera Sights

Citadelle St-Elme

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  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Military Site

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Restored to perfect condition, the stalwart 16th-century Citadelle St-Elme anchors the harbor with its broad, sloping stone walls. Beyond its drawbridge lie the city's administrative offices and a group of minor gallery-museums, with a scattering of works by Picasso and Miró. Whether you stop into these private collections (all free of charge), you're welcome to stroll around the inner grounds and circle the imposing exterior.

Sight Information


Harbor, Villefranche-sur-Mer, 06230, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Museum: June–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–noon and 3–6:30, Sun. 3–6:30; Oct.–May, Mon.–Sat.10–noon and 2–5:30, Sun. 2–5:30

Published 06/25/2015


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