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Free audioguide!

Visit the quay and the streets of the old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the footsteps of the U.S. Sixth Fleet sailors thanks to our free audioguide. Download the the free application IZITRAVEL on your smartphone or pad then search Villefranche-sur-Mer. Choose your language then click on listen to the audio. During the whole tour, your will [...]

Gliding to the sound of a Boston Waltz – by Jean-Pierre Kolodziejski

My mother in 1935 My mother was Marie Bentaccordi. She met Tom Bradley at a dance, he was a sailor onboard the USS Omaha I believe; it could have been the USS Raleigh, I'm not sure. She was 23 years old. I've known of my mother's first boyfriend Tom in bits and pieces over [...]

By |2020-06-07T23:20:09+02:007 June 2020|famille, family, history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|

2020 Projects

OUR PROJECTS FOR 2020 ACCOMPLISHED PROJECTS - Participation in the Naval Flower Battle on 24 February: in partnership with the Boatmen Association of Villefranche-sur-Mer; - Travelling Historical Trail in France: Completed the panels for the permanent exhibition, "Once Upon a time the US Navy and Villefranche-sur-Mer" for the travelling exhibition in the secondary schools of the [...]

By |2020-03-27T17:04:04+01:0027 March 2020|Actualités, News|

The Poops Lady – by Alice Grainger Gasser

My father was Lt. Cdr. Inslee E. Grainger.  Our family lived in Villefranche in 1959-61 when he served aboard the USS Des Moines and the USS Springfield.  I was only two when we arrived, so while I have a lot of memories of Villefranche, they are from a toddler’s perspective.   The USS Des Moines [...]

By |2020-03-07T16:23:28+01:0013 February 2020|Bloody Mary, famille, family, Memories, Navy brat, Photos, Sailors|

Down Memory Lane – by Phil Roberts

Warmed by the morning sun, I sit on my deck overlooking a wooded canyon admiring the small deck garden my great granddaughter Iris and I finished yesterday. Splashes of red and white Cyclamens and purple African Daisies, red and pink Geraniums surround a sculptured cement bird bath. A pretty garden with plants set off by the [...]

By |2019-11-27T16:11:30+01:0024 November 2019|Bloody Mary, history, Memories, Navires, Sailors, Ships|

Villefranche Remembered – by RADM Thomas G. Lilly

Recalling memories of times spent in Villefranche in the mid-1950s is not hard to do.  Each of the five visits I made there during 1955-57 was an adventure worth remembering.  Villefranche was the gem of the Mediterranean, unknown to most of the world, and tourists, particularly American, were a novelty.  Those in the Sixth Fleet, however, [...]

By |2019-11-27T16:15:47+01:0026 October 2019|Bloody Mary, Memories, Navires, Sailors, Ships|

4 July 2019 at Villefranche-sur-Mer: the movie

Independence Day - 4 July 2019 ! Full HD video clip produced by Lucas Bosc on the music Ooh Poo Pah Doo sung by James Andrews. Villefranche-sur-Mer celebrates like each year the Independence Day on 4th July 2019 ! Dance, music, Jeeps, Pin-up…. The whole Town is dressed in American style ! And this [...]

By |2019-08-18T17:31:21+02:0018 August 2019|Actualités, Commemoration, Event, News, Videos|

Exhibition “Letters to Germaine”

Don't miss the 2 exhibitions at Villefranche-sur-Mer on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Mom Germaine's passing Posters created by Louis Cardelli offered to the Association Les Américains et la 6e Flotte à Villefranche-sur-Mer

Our association

Our association collects any documents… Photos, videos, testimonies, artifacts related to the American presence in Villefranche-sur- Mer with the aim of preserving and passing on this inheritance to the young generations through various media and cultural events.


Expositions, Projects