On the legendary French Riviera, between Nice and Cannes, this classic resort town offers all the attractions of a summertime vacation destination from sunny days, sandy beaches, and a lively ambience. Antibes has 23 kilometers of coastline overlooking the serene blue Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful natural setting of pine groves and sea views inspired Impressionist painters and still draws celebrities. Besides the allure of sunshine and beaches, Antibes boasts an interesting cultural heritage.
Vieil Antibes, the old town
In a beautiful location on the Bay of Angels, the Old Town of Antibes is an inviting place to wander at a leisurely pace. The narrow, winding cobblestone streets are filled with little boutiques, gourmet food shops, cafes, and restaurants. With its seaside views, stone buildings, elegant fountains, and bougainvillea-draped alleyways, Vieil Antibes has the typical character of an old Mediterranean city. This medieval quarter is especially bustling on market days when vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as well as other artisanal Provencal products. Ramparts the connecting pathway to the Old Town,is a pleasant pathway which offers an exceptional panoramic outlook onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Cap d Antibes and Juan-les-Pin Beaches
The main attraction of Antibes is its beach scenes. The picturesque Cap d Antibes peninsula and Juan-les-Pins of Antibes serves the purpose which derived its name and fame from the scenery of pine groves. Both Cap d’Antibes and Juan-les-Pins have many seaside hotels and popular beach resorts and there are 13 public beaches-from small protected beaches to larger beaches with waterfront restaurants.
Chemin des Douaniers
Along the verdant seafront of the Cap d Antibes, this five-kilometer coastal walk provides one a refreshing way to experience the scenery. Beginning at the ramparts of the Old Town, the footpath leads to a small cove and then follows along the walls surrounding the parklands of private castles. The pathway winds around the rocky headland along small freshwater creeks and continues until the tip of Cap d Antibes at the Villa Eilenroc. It is then possible to take in the exquisite beauty of the Sentier des Douaniers, a pathway surrounded by landscaped gardens that flourishes with many fragrant flowers.
The city of narrow streets, beautiful old stone buildings and the buzzing town centre thus with its aesthetic sense and pride makes Antibes a little gem of france. Also with its wide array of boutique hotels and gastronomic restaurants dotted around the port as well as the town Antibes thus provides a chance to experience true modern French Riviera style to the visitors.