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Destination guide

Staying in a holiday let in Antibes

It's easy to fall head over heels for Antibes, a picturesque resort set on the sun-drenched Cote d'Azur. Over the centuries it's inspired countless artists and creatives, including the likes of Max Ernst, Graham Greene and Pablo Picasso. Spend your time getting lost in the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, basking on golden beaches and soaking up centuries of history. Complement your stay with sumptuous French Riviera cuisine, and glass after glass of Provencal wine. For a local experience, snap up beautifully furnished holiday lets featuring sunny balconies, spacious living areas and lashings of character.

History

Discover medieval Antibes with heritage-listed holiday rentals

The Antibes Old Town is encircled by 16th-century ramparts, and made up of a maze of narrow alleyways and stone battlements commanding sweeping views over the Mediterranean Sea and snow-capped French Alps. Just across the marina, star-shaped Fort Carre offers a glimpse at the resort's "Old Regime" roots. James Bond buffs will recognise it as the villain's fortress from Sean Connery's Never Say Never Again. Picasso may have hailed from Spain, but it's no secret that he cradled a soft spot for Antibes. Today, 14th-century Chateau Grimaldi houses a world-class gallery showcasing his paintings, sketches, lithographs and ceramics. Want to immerse yourself in Cote d'Azur history? Character features juxtaposed with modern decor make Old Town holiday rentals the perfect choice for well-read travellers.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Antibes

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Antibes a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marineland Antibes (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Antibes Land (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Biot Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Nautipolis Aquatic Complex (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Cannes-Mougins Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Opio Valbonne Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Antibes

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Antibes

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Antibes is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Juan-les-Pins Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Castle Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Pinede Garden (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Salis Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Parc Exflora (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Bouddha Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Antibes

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Antibes Station, Antibes Juan-les-Pins Station and Biot Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Exploring the Cote d'Azur from your Antibes holiday rental

Antibes is nestled between Cannes and Nice on France's Cote d'Azur. The city is best explored on foot, especially around the pedestrianised Old Town, also known as Vieil Antibes. Strolling along the cobbled streets, you'll find yourself peering into colourful shopfronts adorned with flower-filled hanging baskets. The atmosphere is hard to beat, so why not stay local with Antibes holiday rentals in the heart of the Old Town? Trains depart from Gare d'Antibes, an easy walk from the Old Town. Nice Cote d'Azur International is the closest airport, a 25-minute drive or 45-minute train ride from Antibes.

Food & drink 

Bite into Provencal delicacies in Antibes

France is a foodie's nirvana and Antibes doesn't disappoint. Start your day right with buttery croissants, glazed brioche buns and butterfly-shaped palmiers from one of the city's many patisseries. Dinners should be enjoyed al fresco at one of the many sidewalk restaurants found in Vieil Antibes. Save your appetite for fresh seafood, lavish charcuterie boards and wine lists that will make even the most seasoned oenophiles swoon. Bite into farm-fresh produce at Marche Provencal, an open-air market selling olives, cheese, meats, jams and other gourmet products, under a lofty cast-iron roof. Antibes holiday cottages are the perfect excuse to stock up on goodies and prepare your own Provence-inspired feasts.

Essential info

Essential information for your stay in Antibes

  • The French are immensely proud of their native tongue, so it's worth learning a few basic greetings and phrases
  • Stock up on euros at local ATMs. You'll find them throughout Old and New Antibes
  • Restaurants and cafes will often include a 15% "service compris", so there's no need to tip unless you're thrilled with the service
  • Don your swimming costume and hit Cote d'Azur beaches, just south of the city
  • Venture out of the city to discover Cap d'Antibes, a beautiful cape laced with scenic walking trails and dotted with luxury Antibes holiday villas

How many holiday rentals are available around Antibes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,222 holiday lettings around Antibes. From 1,335 villas to 7,721 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Antibes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Antibes:

  • Antibes Old Town: 758 holiday homes
  • Juan-les-Pins: 904 holiday homes
  • Antibes City Centre: 1,007 holiday homes
  • Plaine de la Brague: 313 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 847 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Antibes?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Antibes. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Provencal Market: 14,394 holiday lettings
  • Port Vauban: 14,398 holiday lettings
  • Antibes Land: 14,281 holiday lettings
  • Marineland Antibes: 14,264 holiday lettings
  • Antibes (JLP-Juan Les Pins Train Station): 14,590 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Antibes listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Antibes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,335 Villas in Antibes. Our other popular types of Antibes holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 7,721 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,274 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 78 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Antibes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,929 holiday homes with pool available in Antibes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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