Antibes-Juan les Pins is one of the most well known locality on the Cote d’Azur. Located between Nice and Cannes, the city manages to be a historic town but it’s also very innovating, having multiple facets to see and explore.
As I really enjoy spending my summer holidays in the south of France I though this not-so-little city, I’ve never been to before, would be an amazing reality to explore. It was indeed. All the instagram posts about it and its beauty were right.
Cap d’Antibes can be really defined as a small piece of paradise. I suggest you take Le Sentier du Littoral, a path which follows the coastline and takes you into this immense park, scrupulously maintained. There also quite a few millionaires chateau and dream residences there. After the walk, I highly suggest you to relax and have a drink in one of the beach resorts that welcomes you after the walk.
You surely don’t have to miss a walk within the old town of Antibes, which looks like it hasn’t changed much for centuries.There’s a maze of narrow streets, overlooked by pastel-coloured buildings with colourful shutters. There are nice pavement cafés and restaurants mixed in with shops selling lots of artisan products.
Also don’t miss the Marché Provençal which can be found daily, where traders from around Provence bring fresh produce to sell – fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, spices and also natural soaps.
While searching for a studio, Pablo Picasso came across the Château Grimaldi. In 1946 he started to work there. Now it offer a selection of works he himself offered to the museum. There you can also see different art pieces by Nicolas de Staël, Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman.
Having dinner with feet deep in the sand is definitely always a nice experience. That’s what you can do in all the Juan Les Pins resorts. Juan Les Pins is one considered the most cheerful part of the city, with an exciting always-present nightlife where night owls can totally find plenty of pubs, restaurants and casinos.