The French Riviera: Places to Explore

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Nestled discreetly along the deep scoop of harbor between Nice and Cap Ferrat, this pretty watercolor of a fishing port seems surreal, flanked as it is by the big city of Nice and the assertive wealth of Monaco. Famed for its big harbor, Villefranche is pretty and pleasant, a somewhat overbuilt stage set of brightly colored houses—the sort of place where Pagnol's Fanny could have been filmed.

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