When I was a kid, we often spent our family holidays travelling around the area you see below on the map. Favourites were Monaco, Nice, Cannes and Northern Italy. So it’s quite likely that I’ve been to Villefranche-sur-Mer but I really want to go there now as an adult.

Because when I was a kid I hadn’t seen the classic film, An Affair To Remember. But now, having seen it dozens of times, I have to say that it’s on my all-time top ten list of favourite films. Wait – make that top five.

If you’re familiar with the film you’ll remember that gorgeous scene when Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant as ‘Toni’ and ‘Nicky’ visit his grandmother in a house-to-die-for in Villefranche-sur-Mer. There’s plenty of debate on the internet about whether the actors were really there or just acting in front of a backdrop somewhere in Hollywood but the rather fuzzy still from the film you see below seems to indicate to me that they were really there. What do you think?



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JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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