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The French Riviera resort of Antibes makes for an ideal holiday destination with its sunny climate, excellent beaches and array of great attractions nearby. You can rent cars at Nice’s Cote d’Azur Airport, approximately half an hour drive away from Antibes or in the town itself.
While Antibes town centre is small and easily walkable, hiring a car means you can visit nearby Juan-les-Pins and its idyllic sandy beaches, water sports with equipment for hire and even gourmet restaurants with their own private beaches. You can also drive your hire car to the mountains of the Alpes d’Azur, where you’ll find 250 miles of walking and hiking trails and plenty of paths for mountain biking, too.
Nice and Cannes are also easy to get to from Antibes by hire car. Sophisticated Cannes has a luxury marina, a beautiful promenade – La Croisette – and lots of places for shopping and eating. It’s also the home of the Cannes Film Festival, held at the Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall. Nice on the other hand is full of art museums, magnificent cathedrals and local markets. One of the main highlights on a day trip to Nice is the elegant Promenade des Anglais. Head seven miles from Nice to see the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Sitting on a stunning peninsula, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild has not one but nine-themed gardens to wander around and enjoy a picnic in before driving back to Antibes.