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Citadel St. Elmo

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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My wife and I went here because of the positive Trip Advisor comments, and despite the rain on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve M
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Littleton, Colorado
via mobile
Citadelle Saint-Elme / Villefranche

Citadelle Saint Elme is renoved and in a best condition, you can visit nice museums inside; free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manuela L
,
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“art galleries” (4 reviews)
“city hall” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went here because of the positive Trip Advisor comments, and despite the rain on the day we were here. We weren’t impressed. Sorry.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Citadelle Saint Elme is renoved and in a best condition, you can visit nice museums inside; free entrance; the citadelle date from the 15 century; nice arounding with yards and a stunning view to the sea, the historic old town, and the comunity.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can visit this ancient site of the 15 century, overlooking Villfranche, nice walking tours, and nice museums; great panorma view on the citadel; don't miss .

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The entrance is quite impressive. Inside this citadel is now the town hall and there are several art galleries in the complex.

1  Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is an amazing structure that dates back to the 1550. It might have been a strong defence fortress at one point but now it houses four wonderful museums inside. We did not know what to expect when we walked through the portals but there...More

1  Thank Della G
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the citadel. Well worth visiting. Great views over the sea and village. And it’s free!

Thank JMBFDublin
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

There are mainly two ways to reach this impressive fortification, adjacent to Villefranche sur Mer. One is to use the local bus (number 100) from Nice Port and walk back up to the Citadel. The other is to use the Hop On, Hop Off Tour...More

1  Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Didn't know what was behind the old walls, went to the Citadel be recommendation from one of the locals, spent several hours there. Absolute must when visiting Villefranche-sur-mer! The Citadel dates back to 15th century and hosts the City Hall, a beautiful garden with spectacular...More

1  Thank Elena W
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visited on a very hot July day to find some welcome shade and cool. Free to visit and easily accessed up a short slope from the harbour. Can also walk around the lower outer walls, which are adjacent to the harbour itself. 16th century history...More

1  Thank OutnAbout007
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Not only do you get to tour the gardens and building with a breathtaking view of the bay but the whole experience is free. It was only on my second visit did I find the caves with an amazing collection of sculptures.

Thank Auntiesontour
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wonderful_12
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Response from ChasAndre | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus #100, or the train. The bus is a good option from Nice to Villefranche, but going back to Nice it can be very packed with people coming back from Menton/Monaco, and might even just drive right by if... More
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