Make a holiday apartment in Antibes your home away from home
HomeAway has a wide choice of holiday apartments in Antibes that is also simple to browse. Antibes is an attractive resort on the French Riviera, close to excellent beaches, but also boasting lots of culture, great food and plenty of interesting choices for day trips. You can track down the ideal holiday home in Antibes by specifying details such as location - on the waterfront or in the city-centre. Many apartments here provide sea views, with terraces letting you enjoy the panoramas a little more. You can also pick the guest facilities at your Antibes holiday apartment to ensure maximum comfort, with conveniences like air-conditioning, pools, barbecues and, or simply a private parking space.
Things to do
-Beaches. Juan les Pins, Cap d’Antibes and the Antibes waterfront offer a range of beaches. Plage de la Gravette, next to the Old Town, is suitable for families thanks to its gentle surf and shallow water. At the public Plage La Joilette and Plage Le Rocher on the picturesque Cap d’Antibes are various amenities including sunbed and parasol rental, and cafes.
-Shopping. The Juan les Pins area, just west of the old town features upscale and hip, independent boutiques, while the old town itself is known for its numerous small art galleries. The Marché Provençal on Cours Massena is also essential – it’s a traditional covered market with local fresh produce, where you can also buy artisan items on summer afternoons.
-History. The Old Town is home to an attractive tangle of narrow streets, home to stylish cafes, restaurants and designer shops. It’s also still protected by centuries old defensive walls. Interesting sights include the cathedral, which is a National Monument, and the fortress, which dates to the 1500s.
-Dining. The Old Town, harbour and Juan les Pins boast plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes, many of which enjoy beautiful sea views. Here you can enjoy Provençal cuisine, made up of local specialties like Salad Nicoise, and lots of excellent seafood, but also classic French cuisine.
-Museums. The 14th Century Grimaldi Castle houses a museum devoted to the work of Pablo Picasso, who set up his studio here in 1946 and became a citizen of Antibes in 1957. There’s also an archaeology museum set within the defensive walls, as well as Marineland, a sea-life attraction featuring aquariums and demonstrations by orcas and dolphins.
Weather in Antibes
Antibes is in a part of France with a Mediterranean climate. This means warm, sunny weather throughout the summer months, starting in late-May and lasting though to October. There’s very little rainfall between May and September, with the wettest months tending to be October and November. Even at this time of year the weather is mostly sunny, with the precipitation falling in short, sharp bursts. Winters in Antibes are usually mild, brining daily highs that still reach double figures in December and January, and the mid to high teens in spring and Autumn.
Travel to Antibes
Visitors to holiday homes in Antibes can use the airport at Nice (NCE), which is little more than 20 minutes away by car. Nice has the third-busiest airport in the country, and has connections across France and Europe. The A8 Autoroute serves this portion of the Côte d’Azur and runs parallel to the coast, running from the border with Italy all the way to Aix-en-Provence. You can also catch the 200 bus, which runs between Nice, Antibes and Cannes, while the regional TER trains also provide connections between these cities.