Antibes

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Antibes which includes a sandy beach as well as a large group of people

Antibes is the perfect destination for lovers of blue skies and Mediterranean flavours. A feast for the senses that will make you want to visit right away

In ancient times, Antibes was known as Antipolis, or "the town opposite". You can explore this Greco-Roman past in the region's many archaeological sites, which are often open-air.

Today, the town is the second largest in the Alpes-Maritimes department, behind Nice. Its Mediterranean climate, exceptional sunshine and beautiful seafront attract tourists from around the world; the atmosphere is lively, whether in summer or winter, and there's plenty to do: watch yachts from the wall-walk of the Vauban ramparts or the Bastion Saint-Jaume, be moved by the cartoons of the Peynet museum or lose yourself in the paintings of the Picasso museum, stroll along rue du Haut Castelet in the commune libre du Safranier, then the alleyways of the Provençal market on place Masséna, or even dream of pirates along the Fort Carré path. There are many sides to Antibes and just as many activities on offer.

When it comes to the seaside, you can bask in the sun on the beaches of le Colombier, le Rocher or la Garoupe, where you can hire sun loungers and deck chairs to enjoy the magnificent landscape of one of the world's most beautiful bays. On some beaches, such as l'Ambassadeur or la Joliette, you can enjoy grilled fish while dipping your toes in the water, before trying waterskiing or exploring the coast in a kayak or on a paddleboard.

The commune is located to the north of Cap d'Antibes, offering a captivating view over Nice and the Baie des Anges. From the peninsula, which is dotted with the luxury mansions of celebrities, you can walk along perfumed hiking trails between pine forests and the turquoise sea. The best known is the Tire-Poil coastal path, which is almost two miles long. After getting away from it all in the wilderness, enjoy lively nights beside the sea or in the streets of the fortified old town.

If travelling by air, you can reach Antibes from Nice airport, 12 miles away. By train, you'll arrive at Antibes station. Alternatively, by car take exit 44 on the A8 motorway.

Where to stay in Antibes

Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
4 out of 5
180 voie Marie Fisher, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 06600
Fully refundable
The price is £71 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Marineland Antibes and Sophia Antipolis ...
4/5 Very Good! (22 reviews)
"The garage workshop behind my room was a nightmare."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2021

Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
Royal Antibes
Royal Antibes
4 out of 5
16 Boulevard Marechal Leclerc, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6600
The price is £161 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (906 reviews)
"Beautifully located"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Royal Antibes
Best Western Hotel Journel Antibes
Best Western Hotel Journel Antibes
3 out of 5
26 Avenue Gaston Bourgeois, Antibes, 6600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (131 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful staff, efficient and pleasant. Lovely hotel, very clean, and well located for shops and station. We had a lovely quiet room."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2022

Best Western Hotel Journel Antibes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
3 out of 5
664 route des 3 Moulins, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6600
The price is £58 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the quiet rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (494 reviews)
"I loved the welcome from the hotel staff as they all went above and beyond to make my stay welcoming, particularly the man on reception who helped me with the menu. The girls at the breakfast buffet were also lovely. I wasn’t keen on being out in the countryside a bit but that can’t be helped. Everything ..."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
4 out of 5
180 voie Marie Fisher, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 06600
The price is £71 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Marineland Antibes and Sophia Antipolis ...
4/5 Very Good! (22 reviews)
"The garage workshop behind my room was a nightmare."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2021

Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Les Jardins d'Olympie
Residéal
Residéal
4 out of 5
100 rue Line Renaud Loulou Gasté, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6600
Stay at this 4-star residence in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (443 reviews)
Good stay. Didn't appreciate hidden fees.
"It was a good place to stay. Good location and facilities. I was very disappointed that it cost an extra €12 to wash and dry clothes when an additional charge was not outlined on it's facilities on hotels.com"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021

Residéal
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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