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Antibes
Travel Guide

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

Hotel Belles Rives
Hotel Belles Rives
5 out of 5
33 Boulevard Edouard Baudoin, Boite Postale 31, Juan Les Pins, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £265 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Located in Cap-d'Antibes, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Juan les Pins Palais des Congres, Juan-les-Pins Beach and Salis ...
4.3/5Excellent! (279 reviews)
"Really bad set up for restaurant and bar for this strange covid summer , not enough staff , poor food selection , ran out of dishes and wine selection had to be changed .breakfast que was 20mins . This is one of the best located and ambience hotels in Rivera , but you can not trade on the past reputation ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Hotel Belles Rives
Hôtel le Collier
Hôtel le Collier
3 out of 5
19 Boulevard Général Vautrin, Antibes
The price is £68 per night from 3 Jun to 3 Jun
Located in Antibes City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Baie des Anges and Picasso Museum. Salis Beach and Sophia Antipolis are also within 2 miles ...
4.1/5Very Good! (167 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful staff. Very near the train/bus station. Breakfast is simple but fine (very good coffee). Better than most of the competition along the coast in its price range. Very good value."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Hôtel le Collier
Cap d Antibes Beach Hotel
Cap d Antibes Beach Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Boulevard Marechal Juin, Cap-d'Antibes, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £313 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Located in Cap-d'Antibes, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Juan les Pins Palais des Congres, Juan-les-Pins Beach ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Nice hotel in Cap d’Antibes
"Best for families. Small swimming pool and private beach"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Cap d Antibes Beach Hotel
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.
Residéal
Residéal
4 out of 5
100 rue Line Renaud Loulou Gasté, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes
Situated near the beach, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Baie des Anges and Picasso Museum. Sophia Antipolis and Salis Beach are also within 2 miles ...
3.7/5Good! (415 reviews)
"Well located, minutes of walk to bus station and train station. L’indice staff, accomodating"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Residéal
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Le Maestria
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Le Maestria
3 out of 5
664 route des 3 Moulins, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £55 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Situated in the business district, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sophia Antipolis, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Marineland Antibes and Promenade de la ...
4/5Very Good! (441 reviews)
"Great hotel with great pool and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Le Maestria
Résidence couleur soleil
Résidence couleur soleil
3 out of 5
17 Avenue Maréchal Joffre, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £133 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Located in Juan-les-Pins, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Juan les Pins Palais des Congres, Juan-les-Pins Beach and Salis Beach. Picasso Museum and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Localisation, l'accueil du propriétaire, l'heure tardive du jour du départ,"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Résidence couleur soleil
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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Reviews of Antibes

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5/5 - Excellent

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30 Oct 2019

Lovely area. We also rented a car which i say was a must this allowed us to travel back and forth to the hotel whilst visitig marineland and cannes and nice itself. We also drove to monte carlo.

5/5 - Excellent

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20 Oct 2019

Go!! You’ll not be disappointed but be sure to discover ALL of Antibes, it’s bigger than you think and enjoy the charms of the old town

5/5 - Excellent

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23 Sep 2019

Antibes offers everything you could want in a holiday

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Aug 2019

Lovely town plenty to eat lovely market quaint and colourful

4/5 - Good

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13 Aug 2019

A lovely town, not so much the beaches ... they are considerably nicer in Juan-les-Pins

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Jul 2019

every day marche provencal in centre antibes, sights and smells of herbs and fresh produce on display, very photographic. lots of lovely restaurants to choose from . extraordinary wealth on display in Vauban harbour. Picasso museum if your interes

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