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Welcome to Antibes

The ancient walled town of Antibes is one of the liveliest and prettiest on the Riviera with its relaxed beachy feel, thriving superyacht port and gorgeous old town of narrow cobbled streets, markets and cafes. Famous for being home to the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Antibes certainly saw its fair share of glitz, glamour and a touch of the avant-garde through the 20th century.

Of all the seaside towns of the Riviera, Antibes is probably the most instantly recognisable thanks to its iconic skyline made up of a wonderful jumble of old buildings sitting on the high ramparts above the sea, dominated by the tower of the Picasso Museum rising above. The curve of Port Vauban, the largest marina in Europe, is home to huge white superyachts while the old fort stands watch on the far side.

Lying to the east of Cannes, Antibes offers a calmer, more traditional vibe. Its old centre is a warren of pretty cafes and bars, ice cream shops and boutiques, with the busy Provençal market at the top of the town. On the far side of Antibes, golden sandy beaches looked over by modern apartment blocks curve around to the famous Cap d'Antibes, where the gated villas of oligarchs sit along the rocky coast.


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History & Culture in Antibes Liven Up - Guides & Tours,

Antibes is an ancient town first known as 'Antipolis' by the Greeks when its port was used for trading. A key outpost in the Mediterranean throughout history, in the 20th century it began attracting bohemian artists and tourists.


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History of Antibes

Sights & Attractions in Antibes Mougins Museum of Classical Art

There are a number of museums and galleries where you can immerse yourself in the history and culture of Antibes. The Fort Carré, on the outskirts of the famous Port Vauban, offers stunning views out over the sea.

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Attractions in Antibes

Beaches in Antibes Grande Plage, Juan les Pins

Antibes is the first town along the coast from Nice that has natural sandy beaches, and there are several to choose from. On the Cap d'Antibes itself, you'll find small pebble coves shaded by pine trees.

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Beaches in Antibes

Things to Do in Antibes Vallauris Golfe-Juan to Porquerolles Boat Trip, Vallauris Golfe-Juan

There is plenty to do in the old town of Antibes. With a bustling and thriving town centre and surroundings you are never short of activities to do, including shopping, watersports, hiking, cycling and sailing.

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Sports & Activities in Antibes

Dining in Antibes Les Pecheurs Gourmet Restaurant, Juan Les Pins restaurant terrasse

Antibes has more restaurants and cafes than you can shake a stick at. Crepes, Italian cuisine, French bistro-style food, Michelin-starred eateries and Provencal grub are all well represented.

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Where to Eat in Antibes

Nightlife in Antibes L'Enoteca, Antibes interior

The nights in Antibes tend to be lively in the warmer months, with a plethora of bars catering to a mostly tourist and yachting crowd till late. Wine bars, pubs with live music and late-night bars with DJs are all on offer.

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Nightlife in Antibes

Hotels in Antibes a picture of a hotel suite at Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel, Juan les Pins

There are a small handful of hotels to choose from within the town of Antibes itself. However, the majority of boutique hotels and luxury villas are located along the coast of the Cap d'Antibes and in Juan Les Pins.

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How to get to Antibes Chabe Locatax Airport Transfers,

Antibes is a major town on the French Riviera that lies just to the east of Cannes. Only 15km from the international airport in Nice, it is easily accessible for those in search of a little piece of paradise.

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