Located within the Alpes-Maritimes department of south eastern France, the resort town of Antibes boasts 16 miles of stunning coastal scenery and an array of historic structures, alongside fascinating museums and cultural exhibitions. Antibes encapsulates the beautiful environment and peaceful ambience associated with the south of France and attracts tourists from across Europe and the rest of the world. The picture perfect scenery provides a fabulous backdrop for a sojourn in the town and visitors will find plenty of fantastic sightseeing opportunities and excursions for people of all ages. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, Antibes enjoys a warm climate and friendly locals always make a stay in the area a tremendous experience.
Antibes is home to an array of fascinating attractions and excursion possibilities for all types of travellers. Around 48 fantastic beaches are located along the town's Mediterranean coastline, where visitors can simply relax in the sun or swim in the cool ocean waters. Walking and hiking is also particularly popular in Antibes and the surrounding regions, especially along the Cap d'Antibes, which incorporates verdant hills, wooded areas and quaint buildings including Hotel Eden-Roc and Villa Eilenroc. Cap d'Antibes also offers ramblers incredible views out over the Mediterranean coastline and back across the spectacular inland scenery. Interesting museums, fascinating historic structures and other attractions are also scattered across this wonderful coastal destination.
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Antibes' Old Town features a range of historic structures and is a testament to the regions rich heritage and culture. The narrow, winding streets of the old town lead past several of the city's impressive monuments and markets including the Chateau Grimaldi, the medieval Church of Immaculate Conception and the charming Place du Safranier. This enchanting part of town also contains a great range of restaurant, cafes and shops.
Situated within the Chateau Grimaldi, where Pablo Picasso once stayed, the Picasso Museum holds an amazing collection artwork that the artist produced in the town and then donated to the museum to be displayed.
Founded in 1970, the Antibes Marineland contains a collection of amazing marine creatures including killer whales, sharks, dolphins, sea lions, polar bears and fish as well as a range of aquatic birds such as penguins, flamingos and pelicans. The park puts on regularly shows involving dolphins, sea lions and killer whales for people of all ages to enjoy.
Shopping in Antibes
A range of speciality shops, supermarkets and department stores are situated within Antibes and the surrounding areas. Stylish boutiques and fashion outlets can be found around Juan les Pins and the old town has a selection of galleries with artwork for sale. The town also has several supermarkets and groceries store where visitors and locals can pick up general amenities.
Eating out in Antibes
Fresh seafood and authentic French cuisine can be purchased in restaurants across Antibes, many of which are located within the old town and Juan les Pins. A number of restaurants also serve international cuisine and an abundance of family run cafes and coffee shops are distributed throughout town. Many of the coastal restaurants in Antibes also offer outstanding views out over the Mediterranean Sea.