Rue Obscure - Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a small, picturesque village just east of Nice on the French Riviera. Among it's many charms is the Rue Obscure. The street dates from the 13th Century and was originally open to the the sky. At some point, an enterprising person decided that he could enlarge his house by extending the upper levels over the street. Others soon followed, covering most of a 400 foot long section of the street and turning it into a de facto tunnel. The homes are still inhabited and residents use the street to access them.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a popular stop on many cruises and the Rue Obscure is a short walk from the cruise terminal in the port. The route to the Rue Obscure is well marked and easy to find.
Two views along the main length of the street
One of the few breaks along the street, allowing residents and visitors to see the sky
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