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.
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.’
Tim has been guiding since Dec 2013
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 guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
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.
Marilyn (UK) P.
04 April 2021
Excellent stroll around Villefranche sur Mer
03 April 2021
So knowledgeable! I highly recommend Tim’s tours, already looking forward to the next one!
02 April 2021
I enjoyed exploring this beautiful place with Tim. Looking forward to future tours with him.
02 April 2021
This was my first tour with Tim and I loved it! Villefranche is beautiful and Tim walked us through street and the port. I will definite do m ore trips with Tim
02 April 2021
I've been to Villefranche many times but found out some new things thanks to Tim.
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