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The French Riviera Sights

Citadelle St-Elme

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  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Military Site

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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 or not you stop into these private collections (all free of charge), you're welcome to stroll around the inner grounds and circle the imposing exterior.

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Harbor, Villefranche-sur-Mer, 06230, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Museums: June and Sept., Wed.–Sat. 9–noon and 3–6, Sun. 3–6; July and Aug., Tues.–Sat. 10–noon and 3–7, Sun. 3–6; Oct. and Dec.–May, Tues.–Sat. 10–noon and 2–5, Sun. 2–5


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