Antibes is a beautiful Mediterranean town on French Riviera, conveniently located between Cannes and Nice and prides itself with its beautiful beaches that attract many people from all around the world.
The Cap d’Antibes peninsula lies between Antibes and Juan-les-Pins and is a sophisticated resort with an active nightlife and a well known jazz festival. The area is a popular destination for international travellers, who love strolling down the historic cobblestone streets of Old Town and through vibrant open-air markets filled with foods and crafts. Art lovers will want to see Picasso’s paintings in a 12th-century chateau and check out the Antibes Art Fair. The town is also a great spot to enjoy a variety of beaches and a botanical garden. People of all ages and interests will enjoy vacation in this lovely seaside area.
Antibes with its population of only 75 000 is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of other Cote d’Azur busy cities. Only a 25 mins train ride from either Nice or Cannes and you can get completely submerged in Antibes’ alluring atmosphere.
While in the city, there are plenty of areas that are worth your visit. For starters, the Vielle Ville can be considered to be one of the most Instagrammable places on the Mediterranean. With its cobblestone streets and colorful flowers decorating the windows, the picturesque Old town will charm you with a true Provence feeling. And if you continue through the city, you might even stumble upon the lovely local market, full of fruits and vegetables, that will make you fall in love with Vielle Ville’s “small-town” charm even further.
On the other hand, in some areas, you can really feel the posh and opulent side of the city. Antibes is well known resort for celebrities and the wealthy, not only during the Cannes festival but throughout the whole year. In the harbour, separated into the Old port and Port Vauban, you’ll get the chance to see some of the biggest and most expensive yachts in the world. And if you take a walk along the coastline and get to the Cap d’Antibes, you might even get a chance to meet one of your celebrity idols, staying in one of the seaside resorts.
Antibes has a lot to offer and it is only up to you to decide how you want to discover it. For us, the best choice is with Antibes Free Walking Tours!