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Fontvieille fountainFountains0.2km
Vauban Fort AntibesForts0.2km
Du Pissacan FountainFountains0.4km
Theâtre de la MargueriteTheatre0.5km
Heures Bleues TheatreTheatre0.5km
Gare d'AntibesRailway stations0.4km
Antibes CathedralCathedrals0.7km
Picasso Museum0.7km
Grimaldi CastleCastles 0.7km
La Tourraque fountainFountains0.6km
Antibes beachBeaches0.7km
Port VaubanPorts0.7km
Fort CarreForts1km
Juan Les Pins Train StationRailway stations1km
Juan les Pins beachBeaches2km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 21:29:34, Official WWW website:

Pros

seaside stays
mild climate

Transportation and means of transport

international airport


Information and Facts

GPS: 43.5826, 7.1203
Population: 77,000
Nearest airport: Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, 17 km
Coastline: Ligurian Sea
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 12:48:03 PM

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 169Aug 24, 2011 9:58:38 AM
Antibes is a recreational resort and a town in southeastern France . It is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department on the Mediterranean coast, between Cannes and Nice .

Basic Facts

The town was first mentioned in connection with the year 43 B.C. when ancient Romans took control over the region. At present, Antibes is a very popular for sports and holiday opportunities.

Major attractions

Perhaps the most interesting attraction is Grimaldi family Castle called Fort Cardo. Today it is Pablo Piccaso´s Museum as the famous artist had spent in the castle 6 months (in the year 1946) and all his production of that period was left in the castle. Another locality definitely worth visiting is the Napoleon Museum in the St. Andre Citadel.

Beaches and Parks

In addition to historic monuments, Antibes offers beautiful sandy and rocky beaches. There are more than 48 beaches in the town and its surroundings, and their total length is 25 km. What is more, there are fine gardens and parks, too, for example, the Exflora Park, the Thuret Park and the Villa Eilenrock gardens. Another interesting place is the Marineland (i.e. the sea zoo) , where you can see whales, sharks, sea lions and penguins, and lots of small fish and other marine fauna.

Festivals and Events

Every year, there are various cultural events and festivals in Antibes, mainly in the summer. Perhaps the most important is the Jazz à Juan , one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. Its tradition goes back to the year 1960.

Sports

The region and Antibes is known for excellent sports opportunities, for example, there is a national basketball training center.

Cities around

AntibesJuan-les-Pins (1.8km)Vallauris (5km)Biot (5km)Le Cannet (8km)Mougins (10km)Cannes (9km)Villeneuve-Loubet (8km)Valbonne (11km)

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