One of the French Riveria’s most popular tourist destinations, Antibes is a jewel of the Côte d'Azur. Located between Nice and Cannes, visitors come here for a healthy dose of sun, sand and undeniable glamour. Start your day in Antibes’ Old Town with a café au lait and a spot of people watching in the Cours Masséna. Next, make your way to the Eglise de l'Immaculée-Conception cathedral, before heading next door to take in the art and history of the Musée Picasso (Picasso Museum), housed in the medieval home of the Grimaldi family. For more art, wander the Painters’ Trail, stopping to admire the laminated artworks that dot the way. They mark exactly where they were painted, and include works by Picasso, Monet and Boudin. If all that sightseeing has left you hot under the collar, stop for a dip at Old Antibes Beach, Plage du Ponteil or Le Salis Beach. You’re bound to have worked up an appetite by now, so head to one of Antibes’ many restaurants to sample some traditional Provencal cuisine. Start with some olive tapenade spread on gorgeous French bread, before moving onto a hearty plate of ratatouille (vegetable stew), daube (beef stew) or bouillabaisse (seafood and broth.) If you choose a self-catering Antibes apartment or villa, you can also take advantage of the wonderful Marché Provençal food market in the Cours Masséna. Stock up on tantalising cheeses, olives, fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, not only saving money on dining out, but shopping amongst the locals for a true taste of Antibes life.
When to go to Antibes
With a delightful Mediterranean climate, Antibes enjoys beautiful weather all year round. Summer is peak tourist season, with July and August seeing the hottest weather and biggest crowds alike. As such, the best time for a holiday in Antibes is spring and autumn, particularly May and September.
Getting to and around Antibes
Most tourists arrive in Antibes via flights to Nice Airport, from which transport options to Antibes include train and bus. Once in Antibes, the town is easily explored on foot.
Where to stay in Antibes
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