Economy of Villefranche-sur-Mer

The main activity remains tourism with hotels and restaurants employing a sizeable portion of the population. Traditional activities like fishing has now given way to sea related activities such as sailing and deep sea diving. Some dockyard activity remains at the harbour of “la Darse” but most of it has now been moved to Antibes. Residential construction and maintenance, which provided a lot of employment in the mid 20th century, has now subsided considerably