4 July 2019 – Independence Day at Villefranche-sur-Mer

Full HD video clip produced by Lucas Bosc on the music Ooh Poo Pah Doo sung by James Andrews for the association Les Américains et la 6e Flotte à Villefranche-sur-Mer.

We celebrate like each year the Independence Day on 4th July 2019 at Villefranche-sur-Mer ! Dance, music, Jeeps, Pin-up…. The whole Town is dressed in American style ! And this year, we welcomed the New Orleans Quintet of James Andrews thanks to the Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur and the Municipality of Villefranche !


Documentary movie 52mn produced by Valerie Blouin and Frederic Lamasse. Directors: Hugo Le Gourrierec and Florent Plana. Music Baptiste Leblanc.

Produced in 2017 in partnership with ESRA Côte d’Azur movie school, this documentary movie retraces the History of the US Sixth Fleet presence in Villefranche-sur-Mer through the memoirs of US Sixth Fleet veterans, their children, and Villefranche people with whom they always kept very strong links. Includes old movies and  nowadays videos filmed in january 2017 during the 50th anniversary of the Sixth Fleet’s departure in Villefranche with the participation of MC CLIC Monaco.

« The US Navy and the French Riviera during the Cold War »

Conference (50 mn) of Nathalie Molines, doctor in contemporary history

“The US Navy and the French Riviera during the Cold War. Issues, Organization and Impact of the U.S. Navy on the coastline of the French Riviera, from Theoule-sur-Mer to Menton (1948-1967).” The idea is to show the rationale behind the ports of call and the Villefranche base in the overall strategy of the Sixth fleet in the Mediterranean, the structures of the American presence which stemmed from it and their consequences on the region and population. Conference of Nathalie Molines for the non-profit association The Americans and the Sixth Fleet on the occasion of the International Seafarers Day – 25th June 2018 – Citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer.

2017 – 2018 – Villefranche the american way! – A video clip by Lucas Bosc

A look back at the year 2017-2018 with a wealth of events organised by the Association les Américains et la 6e Flotte à Villefranche-sur-Mer: films, conferences, exhibitions, sports, celebrations and commemorations brought French and American people together in this town where friendships with the US Navy have endured for more than 240 years. Filmed and directed by Lucas Bosc

4 July 2018 – Independence Day – Villefranche-sur-Mer – A video clip by the talented Lucas Bosc

On the occasion of the Independence Day at Villefranche-sur-Mer,  the talented Lucas Bosc, student at ESRA Côte d’Azur, made this video clip showing the strong moments of this magnificent day with U.S. colors.

20 January 2018 – The Sixth Fleet returns to Villefranche-sur-Mer – A video clip by Lucas Bosc with the participation of MC Clic

22 Sept. 2017 – Premiere of  the documentary movie Home Away From Home – A video clip by Lucas Bosc

50th Anniversary of Sixth Fleet Departure – 2017 PLAYLIST

Villefranche and Seafarers PLAYLIST

American legacy on the French Riviera – France 3 Television Report

An anchor became the symbol of the franco-american friendship!

Il faut sauver l'ancre US.mp4 par us6fleet-vsm

We want to thank all the passionate people who put a lot in the salvage of this anchor that symbolizes today the franco-american friendship between Villefranche and the US Navy Sixth Fleet!

Includes fantastic aerial videos offered by MC Clic drones.

Directors: Savo Zunjic and Alain Cascio of the Club Anao, l’aventure sous-marine.

“Villefranche, our favorite Liberty” Teaser

Teaser of the documentary film “Villefranche, our favorite Liberty”

Directed by Hugo Le Gourrierec, Florent Plana

Students of ESRA school in Nice : Paul Chauvet, Jari Younesse, Carla Pellegrini, Quentin Chetritt, Louis Leca, Nicolas Marcel

Production : Valerie Blouin (Americans and Sixth Fleet in Villefranche-sur-Mer) / Frederic Lamasse (Art Sept – Atelier Cinema) / Thierry Collard (director ESRA school in Nice)


Mom Germaine Slide Show



Azur TV report 25 Jan 2017

France 3 TV report 16 Jan 2017: Anchor’s raising