French Riviera - Villefranche - A Jewel of the French Riviera.

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Villefranche - A Jewel of the French Riviera.

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(246 reviews)
Villefranche Sur Mer, French Riviera, France
45 mins

About the tour

Midway between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche has long been regarded as one of the jewels of the Côte d’Azur and it has regularly been used as a film location for everything from James Bond to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and recently the tv show Riviera. Join Tim as he leads you on a tour of its medieval streets, glorious restaurant studded seafront and introduces you to the historic Welcome Hotel and the characters who have stayed here down the years. From Madonna to Elton John (who has a house here) Scott Fitzgerald to Jean Cocteau, few have failed to be mesmerised by the town and its incredible bay. Tim, as usual, has all the stories.

Meet Tim Fountain

Tim Fountain

Tim is a writer and performer who has lived near Nice, France for the past fifteen years. He has written successful plays about people like Quentin Crisp and Julie Burchill. His books include Rude Britannia, a tour of the Highways and Bi Ways of British Sex. He has also written a biography of Quentin Crisp and a highly successful book on playwriting. He regularly Vlogs about life on the French Riviera and is fascinated by tales of this magical stretch of coastline, often dubbed ‘a sunny place for shady people.’

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to French Riviera with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from French Riviera. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lisa Z.

04 June 2021


Margaret N.

02 June 2021

Outstanding tour!

Faith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌅 M.

02 June 2021

Tim has a vast amount of knowledge about villafranche and is so enthusiastic about sharing it with us. He showcases the very best of the area for us with a wealth of information and the tours are top notch.

Gillian B.

02 June 2021

Always fun to go on one of Tim’s tours he tells us so much about the area and how it links together along with background history - when I check on the map later I can’t believe how far we have covered lovely to hear his stories and learning about the South of France 🇫🇷 thank you so much Tim.😊

🌺. Karis 🇬🇧 🌺 G.

01 June 2021

Bringing back great memories of a fab holiday. Oh and that sea!

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