Antibes Juan-les-Pins

Published on January 07, 2015
  • Antibes Juan-les-Pins

    Antibes Juan-les-Pins

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At the heart of the French Riviera, a mere half hour from Nice Airport, halfway between Nice and Cannes, Antibes Juan-les-Pins is a dream destination.

The rampart walls and fortress cut a distinctive figure above the gleaming waves, set against the backdrop of the Alps.

The Provencal market, in the old city offers local produce bursting with flavour and colour. Stone archways and narrow paths lead back in time through the peaceful, flowery Safranier district to the cathedral. Full of history, the city was founded by the Ancient Greeks and figures of mythology are ever present in the form of paintings, drawings and ceramics in the Picasso Museum. 

Nature and luxury combine to form Cap d'Antibes, a prestigious peninsula where woodland stretches to the shore, concealing small creeks and offering tantalizing glimpses of magnificent properties. Thanks to the high quality bathing water, visitors are spoilt for choice between water skiing or parasailing, fishing, diving or swimming… The town has five harbours including Port Vauban, one of Europe's biggest yachting harbour featuring the Billionaires' wharf! In July, the Gould pine grove in Juan-les-Pins is home to Europe's longest running Jazz festival. The greatest musicians pour their heart and soul into their performances as the sun slowly sets on the sea behind them: pure bliss for the spectators who come back time and again. Most memorable concerts have taken place there.The city offers 10% of the hotels of the Côte d’Azur.  A very wide selection from top luxury, boutique or classical.

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