5 miles (8 kms) outside Nice to the east lies Villefranche-sur-Mer. If you feel like escaping the crowds promenading along the Promenade des Anglais beside Nice’s beachfront, hop on the local bus number 82 to this quiet hideaway. Here you’ll find expensive yachts tied up beside traditional fishing boats.Head to the Hotel Welcome for a drink and look at the all the photographs on the walls of the famous people who have stayed there: Cary Grant, Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau.
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