Citadelle Saint-Elme de Villefranche-sur-Mer

Overlooking one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, Villefranche-sur-Mer and its 16th century Citadel, listed as a historic monument, offer you an exceptional and unexpected setting.

In 1543, war broke out on our shores as Barbarossa's 110 galleys landed in Villefranche, raiding, burning and devastating everything in their path. An early example of bastioned fortification, the Citadelle of Villefranche-sur-Mer was built from 1554 onwards by order of Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, to plans by Italian engineer Gian Maria Olgiatti, in order to prevent any assault from the sea.

Since Savoie became part of France in 1860, the Citadelle has been used as a military base by the 24th Battalion of Alpine Chasseurs. In 1965, the city council bought the Citadel. Its restoration was undertaken in 1979. In 1981, the city council decided to install the City Hall and a cultural center (Museums, Auditorium, Théâtre de Verdure).

Room hire

With its many different modular facilities, Citadelle Saint-Elme will surprise you and make your event into a unique moment.

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Capacity

  • Number of rooms equipped : 6

Room rentals

  • Establishment equipped for : : Concert/events Convention Family Reception/drinks reception Exhibition/trade fair Seminar/meeting
  • Equipment : Sound engineering Video projector Screen Wifi in room Air conditioning

Meeting rooms

  • AUDITORIUM

    • Theatre style 160
    • Maximum capacity in theatre160 individuals
    • Natural light Non
    • Area 450 m2
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Theatre style 160 individuals
  • CITADELLE

    • Theatre style 500
    • Banquet 450
    • Cocktail 1000
    • Maximum capacity in theatre500 individuals
    • Natural light Oui
    • Area
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Theatre style 500 individuals
    • Banquet 450 individuals
    • Cocktail 1000 individuals
  • FOYER

    • Theatre style 50
    • U-shape 40
    • Cocktail 70
    • Maximum capacity in theatre50 individuals
    • Natural light Non
    • Area 65 m2
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Theatre style 50 individuals
    • U-shape 40 individuals
    • Cocktail 70 individuals
  • THEATRE DE VERDURE

    • Theatre style 500
    • Banquet 300
    • Cocktail 800
    • Maximum capacity in theatre500 individuals
    • Natural light Oui
    • Area 750 m2
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Theatre style 500 individuals
    • Banquet 300 individuals
    • Cocktail 800 individuals
  • Jardin Roseraie

    • Theatre style 90
    • Cocktail 160
    • Maximum capacity in theatre90 individuals
    • Natural light Oui
    • Area 450 m2
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Theatre style 90 individuals
    • Cocktail 160 individuals
  • Jardin Biagini

    • Cocktail 250
    • Maximum capacity 250 individuals
    • Natural light Oui
    • Area 450 m2
    • Ceiling height

    Layout

    • Cocktail 250 individuals

Furniture

  • Auditorium
  • Exhibition space
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking

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