Antibes Destination Guide
Situated in between Cannes and Nice, Antibes is a charming seaside town, rich with art and history. Visitors can take a stroll in Port Vauban to view the luxurious super yachts. This port has certainly stood the test of time. It has been a port since before the Roman occupation and still has original fortifications from the 1600s. Here you will also find Le Nomade, a large sculpture that was erected in 2007 and made up entirely of aluminium letters.
If you appreciate art then you could visit the Picasso museum. It is built atop the original Greek Acropolis and the base of the walls is actually Roman. Turned into a museum in 1966, it previously served as Picasso’s personal studio.
Explore the Provençal markets and ancient Roman ruins or discover the Old Town, named by some as the cultural heart of the Cote d'Azur. There are plenty of annual shows and festivals focusing on music and contemporary activities, which are well supported both by the locals and numerous visitors. The beautiful public gardens and beaches are well worth a visit too. The beaches are sandy, well facilitated and clean and you can take part in various activities such as kite surfing, kite sailing, swimming, diving and snorkelling. The Garoupe lighthouse is around 1 km from the beach with magnificent views looking out over Juan-les-Pins and just next door you will find two chapels, originally constructed to impart good luck to the sailors.
If you don’t mind a little drive, you can visit Cannes, which is located 11.5km away. Cannes is perhaps one of the most popular destinations on The Riviera, with its combination of luxury, beauty and glamour. The Croisette famously offers luxury shopping, exclusive bars and restaurants and exquisite sandy beaches.
The railway station is the Gare d’Antibes, situated in the centre of the town and offers connections to numerous destinations including Paris, Nice, Cannes and Marseille. Nice Côte d’Azur is the nearest airport at a distance of 15.5 km via the A8 motorway.