15+ Things To Do In Antibes, France 

Bonjour! Welcome to Antibes, a picturesque town that perfectly blends old-world charm, luxury, wealth, and natural beauty. The pleasant old town located within ramparts, lively markets selling tasty local food, interesting museums, luxurious villas and yachts, magnificent beaches, and coastal trails with striking views attract thousands of travelers each year… No wonder many felt, and still fall, for its captivating charm – Pablo Picasso, Scott Fitzgerald, and us sure did! Keep reading and discover in detail things to do in Antibes, France.

Antibes can be divided into 3 parts: Old Town, Juan-les-Pins, and Cap d’Antibes.

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Antibes, France FAQ

Where is Antibes located?

Antibes is located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. It’s just a short drive from popular nearby places like Cannes, Nice, Monaco, or Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Is Antibes worth visiting?

Yes, without a doubt. Antibes is a very pleasant town on Cote d’Azur with many activities to offer. From strolling among charming old town streets and admiring art created by famous artists to spending time in stunning coastal surroundings admiring mesmerizing views and gazing at superyachts and billionaire’s villas… Whether you are an art enthusiast, a history geek, or a nature lover – there’s something for you in Antibes.

Why is Antibes famous?

Antibes is most famous for Port Vauban – the Mediterranean’s largest port, which is home to some of the world’s largest and most luxurious yachts. The city is also known for its old town located within the ramparts, connections to Pablo Picasso, gorgeous beaches, beautiful sea views, and luxurious villas.

What’s the best time to visit Antibes?

French Riviera is an all-year-round destination with a pleasant Mediterranean climate – hot summers and mild winters. If you prefer smaller crowds and lower temperatures (15-20°C), choose to visit Antibes in any month in the lower season. If high temperatures, around 30°C don’t bother you – visit during the high season from June to August. We think that spring and autumn are the best.

Is Antibes nicer than Nice or Cannes?

Hard to say, it depends on your preferences! Each place is a very popular travel destination on Cote d’Azur, and each of them is slightly different. Antibes is smaller, slightly less popular, and with fewer crowds – it can offer a more local vibe. It’s best to visit all the cities and form your own opinion. If we were to put them in our order of preference – it’s Nice, Antibes, and Cannes.

How to pronounce Antibes?

It’s pronounced [ɑ̃tib]. Still don’t know how to read it? Here’s a YouTube video where you can listen to correct pronunciation.

Antibes, France - View over the Nomad sculpture and the coast
Old buildings in Antibes Old Town
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Things to do in Antibes, France

Antibes old town

Antibes old town is located within the ramparts and there’s no better way of getting to know it than just getting lost exploring its charming streets and squares. Cobblestone streets are filled with stone and pastel-painted houses, historical landmarks, lively markets, boutique and craft shops, and many cafes and restaurants. From the ramparts that surround the old town, you can also admire wonderful sea and coast views. Wherever you turn, you’ll find something interesting in Antibes’ old town.

Antibes old tow - Place Nationale
Cyclist among Antibes Old Town Street
Antibes old tow - Place Nationale square

Among Antibes’ old town streets, you’ll find points of interest like the Picasso Museum, Provencal market, Antibes Cathedral, Amiral-de Grasse Promenade, Place Nationale – Antibes Main Square, and popular shopping streets – Rue Sade, Rue Thuret and Rue Georges Clemenceau.

Antibes Tourist Office is located on Place Guynemer, a little bit further from most attractions.

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Things to do in Antibes Old Town