This picturesque coastal town epitomizes the irresistible Mediterranean mix of laid back relaxation and a happening place buzzing with culture, events, an active yachting scene and a trendy night life. Antibes is a former fortified citadel town steeped in culture, enjoyed by cultivated visitors who are drawn by its stunning architecture, musical and military heritage.
The town is home to several of the top, luxurious, exclusive hotels on the Côte d’Azur, renowned as much for their gastronomic restaurants, private beaches and luxurious services as for their superb accommodation suites.
International visitors and tourists from all four corners of the world can be found exploring the maze of tiny streets and cobble stoned lanes, meeting at this veritable and elite crossroads of culture, which encompasses the alluring razzmatazz of this stunning destination with the simplicity and serenity, inherent of so many such quaint Riviera villages.
Antibes is the perfect example of a typical medieval town on the Riviera coast, succeeding in maintaining its cultural origins and heritage while offering a modern and luxurious vacation for the discerning traveler. In Antibes, as in many such medieval villages, you can explore the old town by way of a leisurely stroll, while taking in the sites and discovering its hidden treasures. Its ancient walls and medieval buildings will inspire your imagination and trigger thoughts of times gone by and a traditional way of life preserved by local residents, who frequent the lively markets and the fishing port, a former haven for trading galleons and pirate ships who for centuries scavenged the Mediterranean medieval towns.
Since early maritime times, Antibes’ strategic position on the peninsula, known as Cap d’Antibes has proven itself of crucial importance and today it retains this position of power in terms of the commercial arena for the Mediterranean region. Nicknamed ‘the millionaires’ port’, you can easily guess the reason why Port Vauban is of significant importance to the town, with superyachts, mega yachts and sailing ships flocking here to enjoy the extravagant pleasures and escapades at this French Riviera paradise with its translucent, azure blue waters.
Famous around the world for its celebrated Jazz festival, Antibes carries on its glorious musical tradition, by inviting an elite selection of the world’s best musicians and jazz singers every year. You will never cease to be amused in Antibes or Juan-les-Pins with its fabulous choice of exclusive entertainment venues: casinos, night clubs, aperitif bars, deluxe private beaches and an impressive list of excellent restaurants, creating the ideal ambiance for an enjoyable, lively or relaxing vacation or weekend visit.
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