Antibes Juan-les-Pins: the up and moving destination surfing on a new wave.
Antibes Juan-les-Pins is at the heart of the French Riviera, halfway between Nice and Cannes. It is a unique city that presents three distinct personalities.
First of all, it is proud of its unique and authentic old city, founded by the Greeks and whose city walls still echo the voices of all the artists who sang its praise. It is of course a prestigious cape of worldwide fame for its exceptional climate and privileged environment. Lastly, it is a sea side resort launched by the Americans in the roaring twenties, acclaimed for its nightlife, its shopping and its sandy beaches.
Antibes Juan-les-Pins is a city of traditions and vocations. With its 16 miles of seashore and 5 ports, the city boasts a strong maritime vocation. “Port Vauban” is Europe’s largest leisure marina, with its wharf called “the billionaire’s’ wharf” ready to welcome units till 160m long.
The city has the “four flowers” label, which in France awards the most flowery cities, and another tradition is of course the open-air markets : flavours, colours and odours of the provencal market, typical to the region. And also craftsmen’s market or flea market : you will always find something that’ll catch your fancy.
And then, there are museums including the first museum dedicated to Picasso and whose collection will never leave its Antibes shelter according to the will of Picasso when donating his work to the city. There are historical monuments like the 17th century Fort Carré and some prestigious festivals like the Lyrical festival or Jazz à Juan, the oldest jazz festival of Europe where all the big names have performed which will celebrate its 55nd anniversary in 2015.
Already, the city boasts six 5 stars hotels including the “Eden Roc Hotel” with its one hundred and sixty very exclusive rooms.
But also Antibes Juan-les-Pins offers over sixty hotels of all categories, hotel chains and family run “bastides” typical Provençal hotels, self-catering apartments, camp sites. As well, 3 prestigious chefs have been awarded by famous guides
As for sport lovers, all nautical sports can be enjoyed here and in the close vicinity, at less than 45 minutes drive, many golf courses offer interesting challenges.
For any information :
Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourist Board