2-Hour Paddle Boarding Tour in Villefranche

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Come discover in paddle board one of the most beautiful harbor in the world, Villefranche has a rich cultural heritage, including historic buildings that we're gonna visit on foot.

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The visit is divided in two the first part is on foot in the small alleys of Villefranche and the second part is paddle along the banks of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. We will begin our visit with the citadel of Saint-Elme, one of the pillars of the Nice defensive system and one of the first examples of bastioned fortification in Europe. We then enter the small alleys of Villefranche to go to the parish church of Saint-Michel, one of the essential monuments of the city, well known for its life-size Christ lying, sculpted by a Galérien. Then we will cross the old town to the town square and its small fountain which was in medieval times the center of the local administration, we can also enjoy a beautiful view of the sandy beaches and the harbour. Next stop the dark street where we will walk in the footsteps of the soldiers on their way round to reach the port which was once the only maritime gate of the States of Savoy and its pictorial Chapel of Saint Pierre des pêcheurs the very first chapel decorated by the famous artist Jean Cocteau. We will then go to the paddle rental to take the sea and cross the bay of Villefranche to follow the peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat while observing the very varied fauna and flora of the Mediterranean. We will talk about sumptuous villas such as Villa Nellcote and its very ‘Rock and Roll’ history with the exile of the Rolling Stones. Villa Rothschild, a beautiful home surrounded by gardens. Symbol of the Russian aristocracy enjoy this magnificent peninsula.


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