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|

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|

I was the boss of the Diesel gang on the Des Moines

Memoirs written by Paul White Cliquez pour Version française I was on the Des Moines from Feb. 15, 1957 until Aug. 12, 1960. We came over across the Atlantic to Villefranche-sur-Mer in mid 1958 and I was home ported there until Aug. 1960. At the time these photos were taken I was a [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:01:54+01:0018 September 2018|history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|

Best wishes for health and happiness in 2018

Dear friends, members and partners, Best wishes for health and happiness in 2018! We start this year with some very good news: Press review Nice-Matin janv 2018   In partnership with the Municipality of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Municipality of Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, the Conseil Départemental 06 and the Chamber of Commerce Nice Côte d’Azur, [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:10:28+01:0025 January 2018|Event, Exhibition, Exposition, News, Photos, Videos|

Souvenir Book – The U.S. Sixth Fleet Returns To Villefranche-sur-Mer

Click on the link below or on the book cover to look through the pages of this magnificent work: SOUVENIR BOOK This book, which can be leafed through, like a family photo album, records the 2017 ceremonies of the 50th anniversary of the Sixth Fleet leaving Villefranche-sur-Mer. First of all, it includes forewords by the Commander [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:12:56+01:0027 October 2017|Actualités, Boutique, Commemoration, Event, News, Photos, Tribute|

The Happening Film!

As part of the 50th anniversary of the departure of the US Navy 6th Fleet from its home port, organized in partnership with the Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the US Navy League, the Association Les Américains et la 6e Flotte produced a 52-minute documentary film entitled: Home Away From Home. Unpublished photographs, contemporary film and video [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:15:11+01:0014 October 2017|Actualités, Event, News, Photos, Videos|

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.


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