Type of seabed
Sand
Rocks
Seaweed
Mud
Reachable by dinghy
Snack
Beach
Water
Dock
Rade de Villefranche
3.8 (16)
Anchor
allowed
Mooring
buoys
Anchor
stern to
Lines
ashore
Protection against wind and swell
: protected
: not protected
User reviews
 (16)
Wilfrid 4
tatoune
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 1.2 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 1.3 m
Year 2010
Shipyard Lagoon
Flag --
Wilfrid tatoune
28/06/2014

Comfortable anchorage in small weather. Watch out for South Sector!

Mouillage confortable par petit temps . Attention au secteur sud !

Thierry 12
J'aime L'air
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.1 m
Beam 3.6 m
Draft 1.1 m
Year 1984
Shipyard Gib'sea
Flag FR
Thierry J'aime L'air
16/08/2014

nice anchoring, anchor an anchor from the back to face the swell, otherwise good swimming to all of you.

mouillage sympa , mouiller une ancre par l'arrière pour faire face a la houle , sinon bonne baignade a vous tous.

Benjamin 63
ESPAR II
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9.5 m
Beam 3.1 m
Draft 1.5 m
Year 1978
Shipyard Sangermani
Flag FR
Benjamin ESPAR II
24/06/2016

The swell is coming back from the south! It rolls a little. But we are good.

La houle rentre du sud ! Ça roule un peu. Mais on est bien .

Bernard 154
Benjamin
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 13 m
Beam 4.2 m
Draft 2 m
Year 2005
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag FR
Bernard Benjamin
22/09/2015

Good protection from West to East, pay attention to the swell which returns South and which makes the wetting particularly unpleasant. An ideal mooring for visiting Nice, Monaco. Bus and train nearby.

Bonne protection d'Ouest à Est, attention à la houle qui rentre Sud et qui rend le mouillage particulièrement désagréable. Mouillage idéal pour visiter Nice, Monaco. Bus et train à deux pas.

Francis 2
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 0 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Francis
04/08/2014

Mooring area very busy on weekends. Inland hula especially the night very unpleasant. Advised to put second anchorage to stay in front of the swell

Zone de mouillage très fréquentée le week-end. Houle rentrante notamment la nuit très désagréable . Conseillé de mettre deuxième mouillage pour rester face à la houle

Fred 1
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9 m
Beam 3 m
Draft 1.5 m
Year 1975
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag --
Fred
20/02/2019

Be careful, the whole area between the barge and the beach is full of wrecks. Very high risk of definitely leaving his anchor. On average 17 meters deep. Wet boats at this location are on anchor front and rear and do not rotate with the wind. The anchors were laid underwater. It's an association that manages this place.

Attention, toute la partie entre la barge et la plage est remplie d'épaves. Très fort risque d'y laisser définitivement son ancre. En moyenne 17 mètres de profondeur. Les bateaux mouillés à cet endroit sont sur ancre avant et arrière et ne tournent pas avec le vent. Les ancres ont été posées en plongée. C'est une association qui gère cet endroit.

Ian 12
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 0 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Ian
22/09/2018

Very busy anchorage - as previously mentioned the swell is rolling in from the entrance and guarantees an uncomfortable night sleep. The wind in the Gulf du Lion is currently 30 knots and it's likely that swell is bending into this bay and making it very uncomfortable. We have 30 knots forecast from the East in a day's time so we are sitting it out as we need the protection otherwise we would leave.

Very busy anchorage - as previously mentioned the swell is rolling in from the entrance and guarantees an uncomfortable night sleep. The wind in the Gulf du Lion is currently 30 knots and it's likely that swell is bending into this bay and making it very uncomfortable. We have 30 knots forecast from the East in a day's time so we are sitting it out as we need the protection otherwise we would leave.

Emilio 2
Asterion I
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 2 m
Year 2008
Shipyard Bavaria
Flag IT
Emilio Asterion I
17/07/2018

During the day it is very comfortable, at night, in the absence of wind especially, a small wave enters from the south that if it does not go down, a 'still goes to stern to stay with bow to the south, you dance all night so annoying .

Durante il giorno si sta molto bene , di notte , in assenza di vento soprattutto ,entra una piccola onda da sud che se non si cala, un' ancora va a poppa per stare con prua a sud , si balla tutta la notte in modo fastidioso.

Jean-François 4
MANUA
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.3 m
Beam 3.6 m
Draft 1.2 m
Year 2014
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Jean-François MANUA
16/08/2017

Excellent anchorage but very frequented on weekends and in August.

Excellent mouillage mais très fréquenté le week-end et au mois d'août.

René 2
Paradis Blanc
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12.7 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
René Paradis Blanc
04/08/2017

Beautiful bay, very busy by day, much less at night. But uncomfortable with the swell returning whatever the wind. And even by flat calm.

Magnifique baie, très fréquentée de jour, beaucoup moins la nuit. Mais inconfortable avec la houle rentrante quel que soit le vent. Et même par calme plat.

Nicolas 1
AÏCHA
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 4.1 m
Draft 1.6 m
Year 0000
Shipyard --
Flag --
Nicolas AÏCHA
15/07/2017

Very busy area and night swell very unpleasant. I do not recommend this anchorage ...

Zone très fréquenté et houle nocturne très désagréable. Je déconseille ce mouillage...

Geographical location
43° 42' 7'' N 7° 18' 57'' E
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