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The French Riviera Sights

Citadelle St-Elme

  • Military Site

Updated 12/19/2013

Fodor's Review

Open year round, the stalwart 16th-century Citadelle St-Elme, restored to perfect condition, 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 or not you stop into these private collections of local art (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

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Museums: June–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 10–noon and 3–6:30, Sun. 3–6:30; Oct.–Nov. and Jan.–May, Tues.–Sat. 10–noon and 2–5:30, Sun 2–5:30.

Updated 12/19/2013


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