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Beaches picture in Antibes
Juan-les-Pin picture in Antibes

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One of the main reasons to take a French Riviera vacation is to enjoy the beach. Some resorts stake out some private sand for their patrons, but you can also visit several beaches for free even if you're not staying at a seaside resort. Both the Plage du Ponteil and Plage de la Salis are very popular (read: very crowded) shorelines. From Old Town, you'll simply veer toward Port Vauban.

Recent visitors say the Plage du Ponteil beach is great for sunbathing and swimming with soft sand. Plage de la Salis also earns high praise for its soft sand, but both beaches can get crowded, according to recent sunbathers.

For a little more seclusion (and pebbles rather than sand), head south to Cap d'Antibes. For a party atmosphere, you can visit the beaches in Juan-les-Pins. 

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Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

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Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel ...

  • 1.0 Miles Away
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
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#1 Old Town Described by visitors as "enchanting" and "lovely," the Old Town of Antibes, or vielle ville, is filled with quintessential cobblestone streets, small storefronts and charming cafes. Many past visitors said ... Read more » LightFieldStudios / Getty Images

#2 Musee Picasso This museum, which hangs nearly 250 of Picasso's works, is actually a former castle, the Château Grimaldi. The artist ventured upon it in 1946 and started using it as ... Read more » stocknshares / Getty Images

#3 Beaches One of the main reasons to take a French Riviera vacation is to enjoy the beach. Some resorts stake out some private sand for their patrons, but you can also ... Read more » StephanHoerold / Getty Images

#4 Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes A popular walk for both locals and visitors, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes is a narrow coastal trail that hugs the water, affording incredible, unobstructed views of the ... Read more » Aurea Moemke / EyeEm / Getty Images

#5 Marche Provencal One of the best markets along the Cote d'Azur, the Marche Provencal offers everything from seasonal vegetables to French cheeses to fresh meats, as well as Provencal-style cuisine and ... Read more » stocknshares / Getty Images

#6 Garoupe Lighthouse While visitors aren't allowed to go inside this lighthouse, many still make the steep hike to enjoy its panoramic views. Reviewers described the views as "stunning" and "amazing," and ... Read more » benkrut / Getty Images

#7 Fort Carre For a 360-degree view of Antibes (and a dose of military history), head to Fort Carré. Commissioned by France's King Henry II in the second half of the 16th ... Read more » Sergio Pitamitz / robertharding / Getty Images

Old Town picture in Antibes
Picasso Museum picture in Antibes
Beaches picture in Antibes
Hike picture in Antibes
Marche Provencal picture in Antibes
Garoupe Lighthouse picture in Antibes
Fort Carre picture in Antibes
Old Town picture in Antibes
Picasso Museum picture in Antibes
Beaches picture in Antibes
Hike picture in Antibes
Marche Provencal picture in Antibes
Garoupe Lighthouse picture in Antibes
Fort Carre picture in Antibes

Have your camera ready when wandering Old Town to capture its charming, quintessentially European architecture. LightFieldStudios / Getty Images

The Picasso Museum, which hangs nearly 250 of Picasso's works, is actually a former castle, the Château Grimaldi.  stocknshares / Getty Images

One the main reasons to plan a trip to Antibes? The beach, of course. StephanHoerold / Getty Images

A popular walk for both locals and visitors, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes is a narrow coastal trail that hugs the water, affording incredible, unobstructed views of the sea.  Aurea Moemke / EyeEm / Getty Images

One of the best markets along the Cote d'Azur, the Marche Provencal offers everything from seasonal vegetables to French cheeses to fresh meats, as well as Provencal-style cuisine and local olives, herbs and oils. stocknshares / Getty Images

benkrut / Getty Images

For a 360-degree view of Antibes (and a dose of military history), head to Fort Carré. Sergio Pitamitz / robertharding / Getty Images

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