© R. Moumen - Ville d'Antibes Juan-les-Pins
For some, this time of year is the most charming time to be on the coast.
With the red leaves on the trees, the golden glow of the brush and those sunsets that turn the world pink and purple, this might just be Antibes at its best. There's still lots to do in the French Riviera in October. Here's just a list of some of the events taking place in Antibes this month.
What's the weather like in Antibes in October?
The summer is well and truly over. The days are shorter and there is a nip in the air during the evening, yes those nights of dining al fresco are numbered. The average temperatures generally sit between a low of 12ºC in the evenings and a high of 21ºC during the day. It does tend to be wet, so take a brolly to avoid a drenching when the rain clouds gather. Sunrise is around 07:45 and sunset around 18:45. Sea temperatures have dropped to an average of 20ºC.
What's on in Antibes in October?
Jammin' Juan Jazz Festival
Juan les Pins is famous for its annual Jazz Festival, the Jazz a Juan, which takes place in the summer. Following in its footsteps, we can enjoy an autumn festival with up and coming international jazz musicians. The Jammin' Juan Jazz Festival is due to take place in early November with more than 30 bands, a hundred musicians and incredible jazz.
Things to Do
Throughout the month, there are plenty of markets and second-hand 'brocantes' to be enjoyed. Antibes is well known for its traditional, Provençal-style market and this will go on throughout the autumn, so don't forget to grab some hot, tasty socca and plenty of bread, cheese and wine for those autumn picnics.
You may prefer just to sit in a cafe or bar and watch the world go by, or even to visit one of the many art galleries and museums. Whatever you feel like doing, don't forget to check out our hotel and restaurant listings for the best deals, and fall for autumn in Antibes.