Antibes Juan les Pins
Antibes-Juan les Pins is one of the most well known resorts on the Cote d'Azur, located between Nice (22 km) and Cannes (12km). Antibes manages to be a historic town, an eventful town and also an innovating town, easily mixing these multiple facets.
Juan les Pins is the most exciting part with an exciting nightlife where night owls run shoulders in summer as they move between fashionable night clubs, casino and even night shopping... Antibes is quieter with a variety of restaurants, cafés, theaters, piano bars, chic hotels and private clubs.
The Cap d'Antibes is a small piece of paradise, you can visit it by taking the sign posted path which follows the coastline and takes you into this immense park which is scrupulously maintained . It's also home to a number of millionaires chateau and dream residences; the famous "Eden Roc", hotel is reputed to be the most beautiful hotel in the world and can be found at the point of the "Cap".
For a long time Antibes was the only large town between Marseille and Italy. It was the only town on the coast to be protected by ramparts, and thus it has managed to conserve historic monuments from each period in its heritage. The Chateau, bastion and towers have today been transformed into a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archeology Museum and museum of traditional crafts and local culture.
Most of the treasures can be found in the historic town center. It's better to visit this part on foot taking in it's particular atmosphere, meander between pretty squares and it's narrow streets... Let yourself be guided by the charm of the craft workshops where crafts persons work, often leaving the doors of their workshops open for all to see, or by the boutiques with their sun-faded facades or by the beautiful odours of simmering dishes wafting from the open windows...
25 km of coastline where pebble beaches give way to fine sandy beaches (public and private), secluded even secret creeks and 5 ports (Vauban, Galice, Crouton, Olivette and Salis). For those of you who love to walk amongst the quays admiring the boats this is the place to visit... Port Vauban is the largest pleasure boat port in Europe! We don't need to add that you can find every kind of water sports imaginable in Antibes.
For over 40 years the legendary "Jazz à Juan" jazz festival has brought the stars to Antibes. From Bechet, Armstrong to Coltrane, or Miles and the sublime Ella...they've all been here. And it still goes on, as the pine trees are still the rendezvous for the headlining Jazz musicians and the stars of tomorrown.
In the 60s Antibes turned to the future and developed the Sophia Antipolis Technology Park, which today is the largest technology park in Europe. Sophia Antipolis is a strategic importance to the area and hosts a variety of world famous companies, many specialized in multimedia... a sort of miniature Silicon Valley.... à la française!
What to see
World under water photography festival.
All water sports.
Go Karts. Tennis. ULM. Squash.
Walking. Typical street markets.
Antibes sacred art festival.
Open all year - Mobil homes rentals 2-6 people with WIFI
3* campsite with swimming pool, 200m from the sea
Weekend package, short & long stays - Discounts for Marineland 200m