Antibes is a resort town of southeastern France, on the Mediterranean Sea in the Côte d'Azur, located between Cannes and Nice. Antibes is a busy town that is a favourite with holiday makers. There is much beauty to be seen in the old town with its fortifications along the coast, tiny lanes lined with lovely shops selling all sorts of curios, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
Much of Antibes charm lies in its little harbour, which is filled with fishing boats and pleasure yachts, and the old town, with its quaint buildings and marketplaces full of flowers. Unlike some of the bigger towns along the coast, Antibes has retained much of its original lifestyle as a fishing village. It is quiet and peaceful, and full of Mediterranean ambiance set against a backdrop of Roman artefacts. Yet just next door, in stark contrast, lies the ultra-rich enclave of Cap d’Antibes and the nightlife of Juan les Pins.
Things to See & Do
* Archeology Museum
* Picasso Museum
* Garoupe Lighthouse
* Old town
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 26.48 km²
Population – 97, 000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location - The port is located on the outskirts of the town, alongside the railway line and close to the main beach area.
Travel Links – Both Antibes and Juan les Pins have train stations on the main Nice-Cannes line. There is a regular bus service (no 200) between Cannes, Antibes and Nice from Place Charles de Gaulle. The Nice airport is located approximately 13 km’s from Juan les Pins.