Juan-les-Pins is a glorious coastal town on the Cote d’Azur (Riviera), in Antibes. It is an important holiday destination offering fine sand beaches, plenty of evening entertainment and excellent weather, but Juan-les-Pins is best known for the huge jazz festival, Jazz a Juan, which it shares with New Orleans in the USA. Juan-les-Pins is a delightful fortified town, of Greek origins, with ramparts running along the coast and plenty of winding streets which are filled with delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.
Juan-les-Pins is a perfect seaside town as it manages to combine the genuine charm of an ancient town with the excitement and vibrancy of an exclusive beach resort. There are really two parts of Juan-les-Pins, the old town called Antibes – Juan-les-Pins and the new half which revolves around the beach, boasting the lion’s share of nightlife. The old town is a great place to wander, stumbling across atmospheric cafes and excellent little shops for both gifts and stocking the shelves of your self catering Juan-les-Pins holiday rental.
The beach is among the best on the French Riviera, as it is not only expansive and broken up by small coves, but it consists of fine sand rather than the pebbles which are usual in this part of the world. Taking an apartment in Juan-les-Pins allows you tot really indulge in a beach holiday in one of the most luxurious and exclusive regions of Europe.
Due to the fascinating history of the birth of Juan-les-Pins (which unfortunately I haven’t got time to go into here), the town has developed into a casual yet exclusive resort with excellent facilities for evening entertainment, including the large casino which helped put Juan-les-Pins on the tourist map.
However, it is during July that holiday rental apartments in Juan-les-Pins are in the highest demand. The jazz festival, Jazz de Juan, brings the town to life, as international jazz musicians descend on the town. The event is twinned with the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and musicians and performers tend to perform at both festivals.
The famous city of Cannes is only 10km from Juan-les-Pins. Cannes is a famous, exclusive resort with luxury adorning every aspect of life in the city. Finding holiday accommodation in Cannes during the film festival is very hard, and if you are in the region for the festival, try looking to a Juan-les-Pins holiday rental.
In summer, average temperatures in Juan-les-Pins reach a warming 30?C, with daily peak temperatures reaching up to 40?C. In winter, average temperatures remain surprisingly high, around 12?C.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is just 22km from a Juan-les-Pins holiday rental, and there are frequent bus services connecting the two if you do not wish to rent a hire car from the airport.