Come and relax by the sea and discover the charming seaside resort of Antibes on the Mediterranean coast. Whether you prefer long, lazy days on the beach reading a good book or staying active and trying the latest water sports, you will find your ideal activity here in Antibes. Over 20 sandy beaches, where you can choose to hire sunloungers or just lie back on the warm sand, are one of the reasons many holidaymakers come to this part of the French Riviera. You will have the choice of cafes and restaurants on the beach where you enjoy a cold drink or a delicious meal – fresh fish is definitely on the menu ! If you prefer to get away from the crowds, head off on the many trails along the coast where you can find pretty little coves with turquoise waters and pine trees shading the tiny pebble beaches. To really appreciate this stunning coastline, hire a boat or go on a boat trip from Antibes.
Antibe's beautiful natural surroundings
In the heart of a picture postcard setting, with pine forest reaching down to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea which, on this part of the French coast is home to 83,000km² de marine natural park offering an incredible biodiversity much appreciated by SCUBA diving fans. Back on land, you can follow one of the many coastal paths and discover the many hidden coves known as calanques between the different caps (Ail, d’Antibes, Martin ou Ferrat). Enjoy the peace and quiet and meet the flora and fauna along the coast while listening to the famous cicadas’ rythmic song.
Cultural and historical heritage in Antibes
The battlements that run along the seafront which protect Antibes from the sea are one of the remaining constructions from medieval times along with forts, citadels and castles in the centre of the town and dotted on the hillside, some dating back to the 15th century, all well worth seeing. The Picasso museum is a must for art lovers along with the archeological museum for history fans.
Eating, drinking and nightlife in Antibes
Whatever your style and tastes, you’ll find plenty to do every evening on your holiday in the South of France in the lively, trendy town of Antibes. From pubs, where you’ll rub shoulders with the expat crews who work on the international yatchs moored up in the harbour, through trendy bars and even an Absinthe bar with live piano to nightclubs on the beach where you can dance under the stars until the early hours of the morning. Not forgetting classy wine bars where you can taste the best local wines or sunset bars where you can enjoy the colourful skies and some spectacular cocktails. As far as eating is concerned, you’ll find just about every international cuisine including Chinese and Indian food but of course you can’t spend a holiday in Antibes without sampling some of the local fish and shellfish produce. You’ll be spoilt for choice for ask for advice from the locals to know the best spots.