29 September 2009

Villefranche - Fortifications


We've left the boat and are en route to the railway station passing by the fortifications.

Villefranche is 10 kilometres from Monaco and 8 from Nice. The beautiful bay is notable for reaching a significant depth only a short distance from shore. As a result it's become an important port over the years. Since World War I, the United States Navy has called on a regular basis, making Villefranche the home port of the U.S. 6th Fleet from 1948 to 1966. Since the 1980’s Villefranche has been used by cruise ships and is the most visited cruise ship port of call in France.

4 comments:

Nathalie said...

I really like the way you cropped the photo with no sky to concentrate on the fortifications. The kayak passing by offers a great foreground element. The red and yellow ocher facades offer another nice touch of colour. Just SO Mediterranean!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful spot! There is so much beauty in your part of the world.

Virginia said...

I love the colored buildings at the top and that perfect little red kayak down in the corner! You knew I'd love that didn't you! :)
V

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... how are you, Girlfriend ?

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