Antibes Travel Tips
Keep in Mind...
- There's sand and stones You'll find that Cap d'Antibes rocky beaches are better for snorkeling than sunbathing, whereas the beaches in Antibes proper and Juan-des-Pins feature fine sands ideal for soaking in the rays.
- There's forest too Much of Cap d'Antibes is a sprawling pine forest, peppered with magnificent yet hidden-away villas and hotels.
- And even casinos Juan-les-Pins is where the party crowd goes to gamble and dance the nights away.
Antibes, much beloved vacation spot of everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to the Kennedys, is where the glamorous glitterati go to unwind. On the Mediterranean Sea, about halfway between eastern neighbor Nice and western neighbor Cannes, this resort town is one of the Cote d'Azur's more laid-back cities. The flashy yachting crowd enjoys darting around the waves by day and docking their sleek boats at the port by night. Partiers hit the clubs and casinos in nearby Juan-les-Pins; serious sunbathers, gallery hoppers and boutique shoppers swarm this area too. The sandy (or stony, depending on where you are) beaches, which skirt the cerulean Mediterranean, are another draw. And of course, there are those who just want to get away -- so they rent a room in a pine tree-shrouded villa like the Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc and spend their days sunning and snorkeling on the cape, eating fine French fare come evening.