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Antibes: Best places to visit, where to eat & stay

How to visit Antibes in 2 or 3 days? What are the absolute must-haves, where to eat, and where to stay when visiting Antibes? How to make the most of your weekend or your holidays in Antibes? Here are our tips for discovering this magnificent city and seaside resort between Nice and Cannes. Let’s go!

  1. Visiting Antibes: what to do, what to see? ?
  2. Hotels and apartments where to stop in Antibes ?
  3. Nice places where to eat in Antibes ?
  4. What to visit around Antibes? ?
  5. How to go to Antibes? ?
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1. Visiting Antibes: what to do, what to see?

Here are the TOP 8 places to visit and things to do in Antibes.

  1. Getting lost in the old town of Antibes
  2. Strolling along the quays of Port Vauban
  3. Visiting the Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea Cathedral in Antibes
  4. Visiting the Saint-Bernardin Chapel
  5. Sunbathing on one of the beaches of Antibes: Gravette beach, Salis beach, or Ponteil beach
  6. Discovering the interiors of Fort Carré during a guided tour
  7. Visiting the Picasso Museum
  8. Walking on the Sentier de Tirepoil: a superb walk in Cap d’Antibes! It is a 2-hours hike. Concrete paths and stairs lay out the trail.

How many days for visiting Antibes? It is possible to see Antibes in one day, although two days would be best to be relaxed while visiting. On the other hand, Antibes is an ideal place from which you can visit other sites on the French Riviera. Accommodation prices in Antibes are lower than, for example, in Nice or Cannes, and it is straightforward and fast to reach these cities from Antibes by car or train.

2. Hotels and apartments where to stop for visiting Antibes

Here are some hotels and apartments where to sleep to visit Antibes and its surroundings.

2.1. Hotels where to stay in Antibes

Where to stay in Antibes for 2 persons? The Hotel La Villa Port in Antibes is a perfect hotel to enjoy Antibes as a couple. Very well located in the city center of Antibes, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. The decor is charming. Breakfast is served buffet-style. The double rooms are quite spacious (20m2), some of which have a sea view! A little further from the city center, there is also the Mas Djoliba hotel with an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace with a view of Antibes and free private parking.

Boutique hotel La Place. A 10-minute walk from the beach, this 3-star hotel offers rooms for 2 people with a delicious breakfast on site. The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting Antibes.

A safe bet. The Best Western of Antibes is located a little further from the historic center of Antibes, but it has a magnificent terrace with a breathtaking view of the city, the mountains, and the sea! There is private parking on site.

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2.2. Apartments where to stay in Antibes

A perfect loft for 2 people. It is a 33m2 apartment with modern and lovely decor, an equipped kitchen, a sofa, and private parking available! Parking is very convenient: no parking problem, no wasted time parking.

A loft in the center of Antibes. Just a few steps from the beach, in the center of Antibes, this apartment will be perfect for couples or a group of friends. The bedroom with a double bed is on the duplex, and in the living room, there is a foldable sofa bed.

A 43m2 apartment with two bedrooms! Located in the heart of Antibes, this apartment is well equipped, it has two bedrooms and a living room with a sofa bed. It is a perfect place to sleep in Antibes with family or friends.

Find other accommodations in Antibes: hotels and apartments in Antibes.

3. Tasty places where to eat when visiting Antibes

Le P’tit Cageot: located in Old Antibes, at 5 Rue du Dr Rostan, this welcoming bistro offers refined dishes with fresh seasonal produce. An outstanding value for money. If you visit Antibes, this is a great place to eat.

Jeanne: a perfect place to eat and have a great time in Antibes! Located at 10 Rue Sade, in the heart of the city center, this restaurant offers dishes with local products and a nice list of natural wines and craft beers!

Le Figuier De Saint-Esprit: This gourmet restaurant offers regional cuisine, ideally located and close to the sea, 14 Rue du Saint-Esprit. A few tables are outside, on a Provençal patio.

La Cafetière Fêlée: located in Old Antibes, at 18 Rue du Mars, this restaurant offers Franco-Asian cuisine: a bouquet of flavors, fresh products, and dishes perfect for vegans and flexitarians. A delicious place to eat in Antibes!

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4. What to visit around Antibes?

Antibes is located between Cannes and Nice, and it is a perfect city to visit, but also to use as a base camp for visiting the French Riviera (see more: Best places to visit on French Riviera).

What are the must-see towns to visit around Antibes?

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5. How to get to Antibes from Nice or Cannes?

By train. It takes less than 30 minutes to reach Antibes from Nice by train and less than 15 minutes from Cannes.

By car. Plan 40 minutes to go to Antibes from Nice, two hours from Marseille, at least 5 hours from Lyon, and 3 hours from Montpellier.

As for the other cities of the French Riviera, if you want to visit Antibes in summer, you have to plan to have a choice in accommodation. These are very visited places in France. The visit can be quieter, cheaper, and more enjoyable in the spring or autumn.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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