Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Antibes is among the Côte d’Azur’s most popular towns owing to its attractive setting and holiday atmosphere. With its fine beaches, its upmarket accommodation and the range of facilities on offer, this French town has everything to attract visitors and tourists. The beauty, welcoming atmosphere and many places of interest are what set the seaside resort of Juan-les-Pins apart. Do you want to become intimately acquainted with this seaside resort? Or would you rather spend your holidays relaxing with your significant other, friends or family? With Riviera Holiday Homes you can experience Antibes Juan-les-Pins like a local.
Antibes Juan-les-Pins: the best lunch spots
This Côte d’Azur seaside resort has numerous restaurants serving up traditional, Mediterranean, French, European and Italian cuisine to name but a few. Just like our recommended hotspots in Nice, they never cease to delight tourists with the region’s cuisine. Of the most well-known local eateries, 5 in particular stand out:
Terre et Mer
Located at 4 Square du Lys, the restaurant Terre et Mer offers Mediterranean and French cuisine including seafood and fish. Its menu features whelks, oysters, Madagascan prawns and beef tartare. Its fresh, seasonal produce makes it a favourite haunt in Juan-les-Pins.
Le Potager, at 6 Square du Lys, specialises in French and European fare. It has a reputation for refined cuisine and the warm welcome extended by its staff. Its menu features specialities like home-made duck foie gras, wolffish tartare and apple chutney made with raspberry vinegar.
L’On the go
The On the go serves home-made dishes in a relaxed setting at 5 Boulevard Charles Guillaumont. The high standard of its European and French cookery is what makes this little restaurant a revelation. Outdoor seating is available.
Restaurant Le J
Restaurant Le J, at 17 avenue Docteur Dautheville in Antibes, specialises in French, European and Mediterranean cuisine and caters to special dietary requirements with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu.
Pizza Fifi, at 112 bd du Président Wilson, in Juan-les-Pins, serves up Italian and vegetarian dishes as well as pizzas.
La Crêperie and Tiffany’s Kitchen are another two restaurants that are popular with tourists. Remember, the right setting is key when choosing the best place to eat.. Whilst on holiday in the Côte d’Azur opt for establishments that serve seasonal produce to ensure freshness and an intense, authentic flavour.
Idling away the hours in Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Juan-les-Pins is full of places of interest in which to idle away the hours. Le Parc des jardins de la Pinède, the beach, the markets and the sea are particularly noteworthy.
Le Parc des jardins de la Pinède and the markets in Juan-les-Pins
This park is one of Juan-les-Pins’s tourist attractions. It is located a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean and offers limitless walks. This leafy setting is perfect for a short family walk. It has a summer atmosphere and is home to an army of little squirrels who amuse kids with their antics.
There are also 2 rides for kids to liven up your family holiday with the kids at this seaside resort. Idling away the hours in the park is a great way to unwind whilst taking in the scent of the pine trees. It is well managed and maintained. In Summer, this park also plays host to a number of concerts.
The local markets are also good places to wander and browse local goods. Among the most popular are the provençal market, the farmers’ market, the stallholder markets, the flea markets and the night markets.
Juan-les-Pins: beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean
The seaside resort’s beautiful beaches are a favourite hangout for those wishing to idle away the hours in Antibes. Their relaxed environment is the perfect setting for swimming and bathing as well watersports like scuba-diving and sailing. With their fine sand and turquoise waters, they will appeal to anyone who like to take things slow. Juan-les-Pins boasts many beaches, the most well-known being:
- la plage de la Gallice,
- la plage Hélios,
- la plage Les pêcheurs,
- la plage des Pirates et de la Pinède,
- la plage de la Promenade du soleil,
- la plage Belles-Rives,
- la plage Provençal Beach,
- la plage du Casino,
- la plage Richelieu,
- la plage Ambassadeur.
You can walk the length of its private and public beaches with the wind in your hair, whilst taking in the beautiful scenery. Stretched out on the golden sand, you can sunbathe in the bay and, in the evening, take in the beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean. You can also explore the coves and shingle beaches along the coastline by walking the coastal trail. Or take a boat trip to take full advantage of the beautiful Mediterranean views. Embarking on this adventure on the Mediterranean sea will give you the opportunity to observe the marine wildlife in Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Cultural hotspots in Antibes Juan-les-Pins
A family holiday in Antibes Juan-les-Pins has lots to offer culture vultures with a thirst for knowledge, including a range of cultural attractions like:
- The Archaeology Museum,
- The Peynet Museum
- The Picasso Museum.
The Picasso Museum houses a unique collection of sketches, paintings and sculptures by the famous artist Picasso. It is located within the walls of Château Grimaldi, a listed historic building and boasts an extensive collection of iconic works by a painter who was in a class of his own.
Whilst on holiday you can also take in some culture at this seaside resort’s tourist sites. You will gain a better understanding of the town’s history whilst soaking up its cultural heritage. Among Juan-les-Pins’s iconic sites are Port Vauban, Fort Carré and the church Notre-Dame de la Pinède. Other examples include the Bibliothèque Pour Tous at 33 avenue Georges Galice and Médiathèque Albert Camus at 19 boulevard Gustave Chancel. Perusing the publications in their collections offers an excellent learning opportunity during your stay in Antibes Juan-les-Pins.
Antibes Juan-les-Pins Nightlife
Juan-les-Pins is a favourite among locals in Côte d’Azur in terms of entertainment and atmosphere. This seaside resort has a vibrant nightlife, particularly during the summer holidays. It has many restaurants, casinos, cocktail bars and nightclubs for all ages. This makes it easy to find somewhere to go out in the evening.
One of the hotspots, a favourite among Côte d’Azur residents, is the famous Pam Pam bar. It offers a good programme of entertainment and serves a wide range of drinks. Do you like wine-tasting? The Chez Fred wine bar will tingle your tastebuds. Some other iconic clubs in Antibes that are worth checking out at night are La Réserve, the Soviet, and the Zapata Mexican Bar.
An unmissable day out whilst in Antibes Juan-les-Pins
A trip to Marineland is a must during your stay in Antibes Juan-les-Pins. Just like the attractions on the list of the 10 top things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer, this park combines learning and fun for an experience that is guaranteed to enthral the whole family. Boasting some 3000 animals including king penguins, loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins and killer whales, the park lifts the lid on the secrets of the marine world. Embark on the discovery of some 40 species in a natural environment. Learn whilst having fun by taking in one of the shows and enjoying the educational animations.
You now have our top tips and recommendations for the best hotspots in Antibes Juan-les-Pins. If you are looking for a rental property on the Côte d’Azur you can make a booking with Riviera Holiday Homes. We have a wide range of properties on our books for your family holidays on the shores of the Mediterranean.