Le Petit Bijou (the little jewel) is a one-bedroom holiday rental apartment on the waterfront in Villefranche-sur-Mer. It is private, central, and fully outfitted, making it ideal for a vacation on the French Riviera. The dramatic scene changes throughout the day as the lighting shifts towards evening.

The apartment’s furnishings are designed to help you relax, enjoy, recover and renew. The art featured in the apartment is from one of Villefranche’s finest painters and includes beautiful scenes of Villefranche. The living, dining area, and kitchen overlook the waterfront, and the balcony is accessible via French doors.

The living room seats four adults comfortably, as does the dining table. In addition, there is a small desk / front hall table at the little front hall of the apartment where you can set up your laptop and enjoy a view of the bay while working away.

The well-designed kitchen even has an excellent view for the cook. It has a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, deep sink, and all the essentials for cooking.

Located at the rear of the apartment, the bedroom looks out onto Place du Conseil, an intimate square with the lion fountain. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and a large closet with hanging and shelf storage. There is an AC unit directly over the bedroom door for cooling the room. The bathroom has a lovely soaking bathtub, shower, and sink with a large marble countertop.

The waterfront in Villefranche le Petit Bijou is so close that you can see the fish swimming in the sea from the balcony. It is a very romantic place, day or night, but it is incredibly romantic with the beautiful golden light from the old street lanterns reflecting on the sea. This building is one of the most photographed in Villefranche and appears on many postcards and books about the area. There are also several paintings of the building, including some hanging in museums in Paris and Nice.

Ideal for:
Solo or couples, remote worker, full-time or pied-à-terre

Minimum stay:
Flexible, come and go as you like, depending on the lease term selected (12-month or seasonal, 3-5 months)

Rates (2024):
From € 2,000 to 2,500/month, depending on the lease term and season.

Please use the contact form below to discuss options and availability with the owners.


There is AC in the bedroom only.

Telephone with free international calling
Smart TV provides access to English and French stations and to Netflix etc. via your subscriptions
Stereo with Bluetooth connection, indoor and outdoor speakers

What their guests say:

I love watching the world go by from one of the many balconies in the apartments watching the fireworks over the water at Cap Ferat at night, the gulls all swooping over the bobbing boats in the day where something is always happening…the swallows up near the church and I love the bells tolling..the little things are the best and the time to take them in. ~ Claudia from Florida

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  • Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)
  • One Bedroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • WIFI
  • Laundry Facility
  • Deck/Patio/Terrace
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secure Entrance
  • Television


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