On either sides of Cap d’Antibes peninsula are located two wonderful French towns – Antibes and Juan les Pins. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy attractions of both the towns at the same time. Antibes-Juan les Pins is home to many renowned artists. French, British and Italian holidaymakers flock in large numbers to these twin cities.
Antibes is a 15 minutes train ride from Cannes and half an hour train ride from Nice.
Antibes-Juan les Pins attractions
These impressive cities are located in southern France on the French Riviera. Antibes is noted for its historic city quarter, whereas Juan les Pins flaunts a vibrant modern lifestyle. Antibes has some of the finest Mediterranean beaches. The Old Antibes beach, with its small breakwater, is the safest family beach. The more popular Le Salis Beach and Plage du Ponteil are bigger and most crowded beaches of Antibes. The beaches of Juan les Pins are popular for their water sporting activities. Cap d’Antibes, the favorite playground of international celebrities, is dotted with several private and secluded beaches.
Walking along the cobblestone streets of the historic town of Antibes, you will spot several stunning buildings. There are some lovely museums, including Musee Picasso, where Picasso worked in 1946. It has some wonderful collection of Picasso’s works. Other prominent museums of Antibes are the Musee Napoleonien. This naval museum has preserved documents of Napoleon’s return from exile in 1815. Musee de la Tour is a small art museum. The Greek past of the city is preserved in the Musee d’Archeologie. Musee Peynet et du Dessin Humoristique displays the works of cartoonist Peynet.
Don’t miss visiting Chapelle de la Garoupe. From here, you can view the panoramic coastline extending from St Torpez to Italy.
Jardin Botanique de la Villa Thuret is a lovely botanical garden. Spread across 3.5 hectares of land, this garden is home to over 1600 species of trees. Villa Eilenroc in Cap d’Antibes, the large 19th century villa of Scotsman James Eilenroc, should be on your itinerary.
The nightlife of Juan les Pins is worth enjoying. The visit to its flashy nightclubs and casinos will be glued to your memory for years.