Lovely Provencal style villa overlooking the Bay of Villefranche and the Cape Ferrat. « Tethys » detached Provençal villa, named after the Queen of the sea in the Greek mythology, is a charming property of 120 m2 living surface, in a 500 m2 terraced garden, and forested area (Pine trees) on the hills over the village of Villefranche sur mer. The unbelievable panoramic SE facing view to the sea from the pool and the terraces is breathtaking! A similar stunning view is offered from the bed-rooms and terraces.The villa, recently restored (new modern kitchen, new outside aspect with green shutters), well equipped with a lot of facilities and nice furniture, is comfortable. There are 2 independent levels and 3 bedrooms. That comprise 2 extra-large (160), 1 large (140), 1 single (90) beds for a maximum of 7 adults. In addition a very small independent bedroom with 1 two-level bed can be used for young children.
Location and transport: General location: The village of Villefranche Sur Mer is situated between Monaco and Nice within the bay of Villefranche/ Cape Ferrat, which is considered as one of the most beautiful landscape in the world. The villa is located in the hills, at low elevation (only 120 m above sea-level.)
Public Transport: there is a bus to Nice bus terminal from the village almost twice an hour all day long (n°81 and 100). From there you can connect to the network of regional buses, ie Cannes, St Paul de Vence, the mountains behind Nice where there are many trails and activities to be done. You can also easily visit Monaco/ Monte Carlo and reach the Italy border by bus or train. In winter time skiing is available in the ski stations of Auron and Isola 2000 by car or by bus (1 and a half hour). Within Villefranche there is a small shuttle (n°80) bus from the sea side to the Villefranche pass, with a stop near by the villa.
Local activities: The old town, sea side and harbour at are walking distance (1/1,5km by car) and can be reached also by shtuttle bus n° 80 (5 minutes); a bus station is at 300m of the villa. Skiing in Winter is 1 and half hours away by car or public transport (Auron, Isola2000, Valberg). Monaco and Italy are at short train or drive away distance. There is plenty to enjoy whatever your taste. The area comprises a lot of museums to be visited (Matisse, Chagall, chapelle Cocteau), the villa and gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild in St Jean cap ferrat and many seasonal Festivals and art exhibitions are organised (Menton music Festival ect..).
I am a geoscientist from University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, now retired.. My wife Michèle and me currently live in Paris.
As researcher I have been working at the 'Observatoire' of Villefranche sur mer, depending of the University of Paris. That is the reason we bought this villa
We fall in love of our property as soon as we visited it, because the view on the bay is marvellous, because of the garden with various plants and trees.Also because it is a quiet space.
Villa located 4km from Nice-E, 8-10 from Monaco and at short distance of Eze village. Situated between the Lower and Medium roadways the property overlooks the Bay of Villefranche sur mer (only an elevation of 120m above sea level). The area is forested and quiet.
Sandy beaches in Villefranche sur mer, St Jean Cap Ferrat. Old village of Villefranche sur mer and sea-side (with shops, cafes,restaurants) at walking distance or reaching by car (parking) or bus. Many activities are offered in the area: a lot of sites to practise tennis, golf, ski stations in the Argentera Massif (Auron, Isola at 90 minutes by car), mountaineering in the very close southern Alps, paragliding at Roquebrune-Cap Martin, diving ect...Famous site of 'Vallée des Merveilles' ), old provençal villages ect...
Train and umerous bus to reach Nice, Monaco, Italy.
Supermarkets on the road to Nice and in Nice-E.
Other Activities: kayaking
Golf: Many Golf sites exist in the area.
Ski: Ski is quite possible in the Southern Alps ( Mercantour or Argentera) Massif at rather short distance: only 90 minutes by car.
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