The beautiful resort town Antibes is considered by some to be on par with Monaco.
It certainly features a great selection of tourist attractions and appealing architecture, and it’s conveniently located on the Cote d’Azur between Nice and Cannes, along the French Riviera.
Attractions and what to see in Antibes
At the Musée d’Archéolgie in Antibes there’s a selection of Etruscan and Greek finds from the Mediterranean region, all housed within a 17th century former fortress. If nothing else come to this museum to enjoy the fabulous views over the sea and the mountains.
Le Fort Carre
The fort on the harbour “Le Fort Carre” dates from 1550. Napoleon lived here and returned later as a prisoner. There are guided tours to “Le Fort Carre” several times a day.
Pablo Picasso lived in Antibes in the 1940s and this museum, which is located within the house in which he lived, houses one of the best collection of Picasso works in the world.
The Picasso Museum is located at the top of the old cozy neighbourhood Vieil Antibes inside the Chateau Grimaldi. As well as numerous works by Picasso himself there are also works by Fernand Léger and Miro.
Antibes harbor and yacht club
If you walk along the busy harbour, Port Vauban, you’ll see everything from small fishing boats to the world’s largest yachts. And at the ‘Billionaire Row’ within, Antibes Yacht Club, the gigantic and luxurious yachts lie side by side.
At the ‘Billionaire Row’ within Antibe Yacht Club the gigantic yatchs lie side by side.
Exciting cave of chocolate
Chocolate artist Jean Luc Pele has created an entire cave of chocolate, where you can sit and eat the good chocolate.
1.5 tons (3000 pounds) of chocolate were used to create the different rooms. In the 120 square meter store, you can also see how the delicacies are created, tasting the sweet creations and browse chocolate bars that are arranged like books in a library.
The address is 27 rue de la République Antibes.
Where to stay in Antibes and Juan les Pins Hotel-tips here …
Hotels and apartments
There are many fine hotels in Antibes, but if you plan to travel here in the high season it can be a great advantage to be early to get a good accommodation.
Although some Apartment Hotels with a small kitchen or kitchenette so you don’t need to be dependent on eating out every day.
The luxury hotels in Juan les Pins
A few kilometers to the west lies Juan les Pins, known for its luxury hotels.
Every summer jet setters from all over Europe are gathered here and enjoying the nice beaches and lively nightlife.
You find slightly younger audience in Juan les Pins than in Antibes.