10 Best Things to Do in Antibes

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    Antibes stands out among the numerous vacation spots along the French Riviera and will warm the hearts of travellers from around the world. This is primarily due to its rich history and connections to the cultural heart of the southern French coast. As you travel from the pristine beaches to the open-air markets and historical sites, the Mediterranean Sea breeze energises your every step.

    Located just miles from Cannes and the Italian border, Antibes provides ample opportunities for exciting day trips as well as spirited nightlife experiences. To fully enjoy everything that this coastal district has to offer, read on and learn about the best things to do in Antibes.

    What are the best things to do in Antibes?

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    Old Town Antibes (Vielle Ville)

    Take in the sites and culture of centuries past

    Informally known as Old Town Antibes, this centuries-old neighbourhood is alive with activities, including a market selling arts and fresh produce. You could easily spend a full day strolling through weathered stone arches and cobblestone paths of the Vielle Ville. Guided walking tours of the neighbourhood are offered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings.

    You’ll find many of the town’s popular tourists sites in Vielle Ville, including the Cathedral Notre-Dame and the Musee Picasso. Literary and culinary fans can also take a short detour to the Place du Safranier, a free commune built after World War II. Located near Vielle Ville, you can view the sights that inspired Nikos Kazantzakis's Zorba the Greek and grab a scrumptious meal at the popular Le Safranier bistro.

    Poloha: 20 Avenue de Verdun, 06600, Antibes, France

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 93 64 09 04

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    Marche Provencal

    Shop for locally grown produce

    Set aside some time to visit the Marche Provencal if you grow a bit peckish during your travels around Antibes. You can taste the very best in Provencal-style cuisine at the market, including seasonal vegetables, herbs, and olive oils. It’s in the heart of the Cours Masséna, where savvy travellers often stop by on their way to the Plage De Salis to gather picnic items.

    The Marche Provencal also offers some unique shopping opportunities beyond edibles. On weekends from mid-June to the end of September, for example, visitors can purchase crafts made by local artisans. The Foire clothes market also offers an unmatched opportunity to buy handcrafted jewellery or a household decoration made from local materials.

    Poloha: Cours Masséna, 06600 Antibes, France

    Otevřeno: Sunday–Saturday from 6am to 1pm (closed from Mondays to Fridays)

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 92 90 50 00

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    Enjoy the sun and sand on Plage De Salis

    Relax and recharge by the sea

    Among Antibes’ many public beaches, Plage De Salis is particularly picturesque and favoured for its gentle, yet crisp blue waters. It wouldn’t be the French Riviera without the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea, after all. As such, you simply must take some time to bask in its warmth by digging your toes into the sand at the Plage De Salis.

    In Plage De Salis, you’ll be able to splash in the salty sea waves or work on your Mediterranean glow with some sun-bathing. While some parts of this beach require a small fee to enter, know that the money you spend here goes to keeping it clean for every visitor after you.

    Poloha: Boulevard James Wyllie, 06160 Antibes, France

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    Must-See: Musée Picasso

    See masterpieces by the city’s most acclaimed artists

    The Musée Picasso remains one of the most visited sites in Old Town Antibes. You can’t miss this former estate – the Château Grimaldi – towering above the surrounding quaint buildings. Once you stand in this building’s shadow, you’ll quickly see why the legendary artist Pablo Picasso made it his home in 1946.

    Today, the Musée Picasso houses one of the largest collections of pieces by local painters and sculptors – including many pieces Picasso himself created while inspired by his picturesque surroundings. The museum’s collections continue to grow as well, including works by local favourite son Nicholas de Stael.

    Poloha: Prom. Amiral de Grasse, 06600 Antibes, France

    Otevřeno: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to midday and 2pm to 6pm (closed on Mondays)

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 92 90 54 28

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    Take in the views from the Picasso Trail

    See the nature that inspired the legendary artist for yourself

    The Picasso Trail is a must-see after visiting the Musée Picasso, as it offers a continued journey into Antibes’ artistic past.  As his paintings from the time demonstrate, Picasso was deeply inspired by Antibes’ diverse landscapes. On this trail, you’ll see the very same rocky outcroppings and deep blue sea coves that filled his imagination.

    You’ll even be able to compare the real-life sights to Picasso’s depictions because laminated copies of his various paintings are mounted throughout the trail. This path follows a gentle grade that most travellers can take at their own pace.

    Poloha: Prom. Amiral de Grasse, 06600 Antibes, France

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    Must-See: Cathedral Notre-Dame

    Take in the colour and architecture

    Cathedral Notre-Dame will immediately jump out to travellers due to its vibrantly coloured Provencal Baroque façade. Once you step inside, you’ll be able to take a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of travel while you take in the intricate artwork emblazoned across the cathedral’s walls and ceiling.

    Located in Old Town Antibes, the cathedral places a major emphasis on its storied religious emblems, including its crucifix and a statuette known as Virgin of the Rosary of Louis Bréa. These pieces date back to 1447 and 1513 respectively, drawing in religious travellers from across the region.

    Poloha: 1 Rue du Saint-Esprit, 06600 Antibes, France

    Otevřeno: Hours vary by season

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 93 34 80 10

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    Learn the regional history at Musee d'Archeologie

    Travel back through the centuries in a single location

    The Musee d'Archeologie houses some of Antibes’ most poignant historical artefacts. Located in a building that’s historically significant on its own, this museum’s collection includes a variety of pieces dating back to ancient Greece and Rome – including several harvested directly from the bay.

    English-speaking travellers will have no problem in the Musee d'Archeologie, either. Their friendly staff offers guided tours in French and English during the peak tourist season in the summer.

    Poloha: Bastion Saint-André, 06600 Antibes, France

    Otevřeno: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to midday and 2pm to 6pm (closed on Mondays)

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 93 95 85 98

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    See the sharks at Marineland of Antibes

    A great entertainment venue for children

    Travellers with children should plan a day at Marineland, located just outside of Antibes proper. The theme park has an ocean-load of sea life, including sea lions, dolphins, killer whales, and sharks. After viewing all the aquatic creatures, families can also visit 4 other connected theme parks for a small fee.

    Marineland is one of the most popular zoological parks in France, so your best bet is to arrive early in the day to avoid the crowds. During your visit, be sure to snap up tickets for the dolphin show and set aside some time to walk through the shark tunnel.

    Poloha: 306 Avenue Mozart, Antibes 06600, France

    Otevřeno: Hours vary by season

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 93 33 49 49

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    Enjoy a coastal hike around Cap d’Antibes

    Watch the waves crash in with unobstructed views

    Cap d'Antibes is a rocky outcrop that has a well-marked trail with stairs and guard rails to provide travellers with an opportunity to bask in the Mediterranean’s majesty. It's a must-visit point of interest for those looking to snap a few unobstructed photographs. Located at the most southern point in Antibes, access to the trail can be found starting at the Plage de la Garoupe. The trail can easily be completed within 90 minutes, that is, if you’re taking your time to stop and photograph every unbeatable overlook.

    Poloha: Plage de la Garoupe, 06160 Antibes, France

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    Sip cocktails at the classic Pam-Pam Bar

    Finish the day with some regional refreshments

    After a long day of walking in the glowing Riviera sun, you and your travelling party can relax and enjoy a drink at Pam Pam Bar. A popular nightlife destination since its creation in 1927, it's fondly remembered by tourists and locals for its in-house Brazilian dancing and diverse cocktail menu.

    Among others, Pam Pam Bar serves arguably the best caipirinha outside of its native Brazil. Even its food menu has excellent Brazilian and local cuisine, which will have you coming back for a second helping before your trip to Antibes ends.

    Poloha: 137 Boulevard du Président Wilson, 06160 Antibes, France

    Otevřeno: Daily from 3pm to 4.30am

    Telefon: +33 (0)4 93 61 11 05

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