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The sun shining, the sparkling azure of the Med - there is no better time to be in Antibes.
Throw some horses into the mix and the month of June has truly begun. Check out what to do in Antibes this month.
What's the weather like in Antibes in June?
June sees temperatures continue to rise as the summer season gets going. Daytime temperatures generally reach a high of 24°C and drop to around 16°C in the evenings. The average rainfall is three days and the sea temperature sits at 19°C - perfect for cooling off with a 'refreshing' dip. The sun rises around 06:00 and sets around 21:00, offering 15 hours of daylight to play around in.
What's on in Antibes in June?
Getting the wind in our sails early in the month, the Voiles d'Antibes is one of the first of the major yachting events of the year, the white sails of the boats against the azure of the Med is alluring. The main event is the Trophée Panerai but there are a range of events for all sorts of yachts - vintage yachts, classic yachts, metric classes, and the twelves.
Music and tradition go hand in hand for the Festival des Heures Musicales de Biot. This classical music festival in Biot has been happening annually for over 30 years and takes place in the Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine in the village centre. Organised by the music association "Les Heures Musicales de Biot" and the local commune, it has become an occasion not to be missed in the cultural calendar of the Alpes-Maritimes.
Fête de la Musique
Next up, the ever-popular Fête de la Musique, an event celebrated across France on the 21st June. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fête is different from a music festival in that all the concerts and performances are free to the public and none of the artists are paid. Authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it.
Things to Do
Bringing the entertainment back onto dry land, the 'Deantibulations' - Festival Arts de Rue takes performers, musicians, dancers and clowns out on the streets of Antibes. For four days the city will be alive with concerts, entertainment, dance, street circus, magic, juggling, fire and flames. All the shows are completely free... all you have to do is turn up and help to create that unique atmosphere that makes every performance even more special than the last one.
For those who love horses then you are in for a treat! In neighbouring Cannes, the Cannes Jumping International take place in early June. A fantastic chance to see some of the best professional riders (and horses) from around the globe on the Longines Global Champions Tour.
The month is rounded off with the Festival Nuits Carrées. Taking place at the Amphithéâtre Carrée, located right in front of the sea, this festival offers interesting international acts and an eco-responsible attitude. Lots of different music genres on offer, from pop-rock to hip-hop and electronic music.
Bars & Clubs
One thing's for sure, you won't have far to go to find a cold glass of rosé to take the heat out of the day, whatever you've been up to. A variety of bars, clubs and port side restaurants will happily welcome you with live music, acoustic sets and much more.
The beach club is a quintessential South of France experience, and you can find them here, from the uber-swanky to the family friendly ones, they range in character and price, so pick one that suits your tastes and budgets.
Plenty going on and, with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Antibes is a fine choice for a holiday in June. Check our Events Calendar for a full run down. If you are looking for accommodation for your stay then check out some of our favourite hotels.