Summer holidays make us imagine beautiful places near the sea or ocean coast, with an endless strip of sand, smoothly washed shingle, calmness of weather, sunny mornings and beautiful sunsets. Other people think about some mixture of activities, they need more sports and less sunbathing, though they do not want to reject them totally.
Taken into account the most popular, picturesque and scenery amazing places you cannot miss the Côte d’Azur or more common name French Riviera (famous coastline of the Mediterranean sea). Among the well-known cities like Nice, there are also smaller ones which sometimes can be even better. One of them is Villefranche-sur-Mer, situated 6 km eastern from Nice.
As far as a description of beaches is non-relevant (you can see them whether decide to explore the coast), the interest is tied to activities, hence people usually google ‘to do’ lists while travelling. So what to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer?
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
It is very popular activity available usually from May to the end of October. Training centres offer a lot of different services for freshmen and experienced divers like:
- First dive. It is a personal diving with an instructor. You will get a great experience to feel the weightlessness the shallow water.
- Snorkeling – is usually a day three hours trip with a very light equipment, comfortable and safe.
As for restrictions to dive, it is usually very open and has no contraindication for the practice, though it is allowed for children above eight.
- Free diving – is organized in 3 stages: warm-up, setting up of workshops and a snorkelling journey. A few disciplines of freediving to know like a constant weight, static and dynamics, etc.
The minimum age is 10, maximum one is absent.
If you are curious to discover the hidden sea flora and fauna under the surface, it will be a nice leisure time.
Boat Safari and Water Skiing
Choose a powerboat/motor boat (powered by professional captains) and go for a boat safari across the Mediterranean. Booking procedure is simple: choose boat and date, check in pay and run the French Riviera coast.
White Water Rafting Canoeing in Breil sur Roya
It is a one day or a weekend trip to discover white water of the Verdon gorges. Enjoy fresh water and white water rafting, airboat kayak, airboat canoeing, aqua trekking from early spring (April) to October. It is situated a bit far from the French Riviera on the highest trail the marvellous hinterland of the Province.
Among more common activities, you can find in Villefranche-sur-Mer, are Public tennis courts, Roller blade along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice (for adults and kids as well), amusement park, boat paddle, aqua bikes, boat trips or sea kayaking from a numerous Sea Club etc.