Antibes is a beautiful seaside resort located at the Côte d’Azur, mostly known for its coast and most visited by Belgian and French tourists. In the year 1880 Antibes was first visited by tourists and the adjacent town of Juan les Pins was built at the end of the 19th century. In the beginning of the 20th century, Antibes was less developed than other towns in the surroundings, and therefore the perfect place for artists such as Picasso. Antibes is the perfect base to visit for example Nice and Cannes, as it is situated in between these towns, but of course Antibes has plenty to offer itself as well! Antibes’ old town, or “Vieil Antibes” is very characteristic with typical cobbled streets, little markets, and plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars with nice terraces. However, the main image of Antibes is the Fort Carré, located at the west side of the city. This fortress of an unusual four-pointed star shape was built in 1565, but reinforced in the 18th century on behalf of Louis XIV. In 1794, Napoleon Bonaparte was put in prison here, to wait for his death penalty. The most important monuments of the old town are the Grimaldi Castle and the Church of L'Immaculée-Conception. In the Château Grimaldi, a museum about Picasso is situated including some of his work. Another museum that can be found here too is the Musée d’Archeologie Terrestre et Sous-Marine, dedicated to the history of Antibes. Outside of the old town, the modern part will provide all the modernities a city needs, such as fancy beach bars, clubs and a big amusement park. Next to the amusement park, a botanical garden with several parks and restaurants can be found. If you happen to be in Antibes in summer, it might be nice to attend some events such as the International Jazz Festival or the Voiles d'Antibes, which is a classic yachts challenge. Nice Airport is the closest airport to Antibes; it takes around a half an hour drive from Nice Airport to Antibes.
Delightful, newly built family home on a domain just outside Antibes. With a lovely garden for children to play and plenty of shady spots for parents to sit and relax, it is the ideal base for a family holiday on the Cote d'Azur. It is close to t... read more »
This modern villa with pool enjoys a superb location in a quiet residential area of Antibes, just over one mile from the nearest shops and Fontonne beach, within easy reach of most destinations along the Cote d'Azur, either by car or by train.... read more »