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Inside the house

Shops in the Old Town

The beaches

In the Old Town

More places to visit

Coast and inland

Artists and Antibes

Getting there


Booking information

here are all kinds of things to do in and around Antibes for both children and adults. And the town is full of life all year round.

Antibes is not just a summer resort, but an ancient town with a history going back thousands of years and a life of its own. Restaurants, bars, shops and everything else stay open throughout the year (though some restaurants may close in January for their annual holidays).

There are a number of squares around the town with playgrounds - a boon to tired parents, who can sit at a bar and keep an eye on their children. And, apart from the beaches, within very easy reach along the coast (a few minutes by car, train or bus) are amusement parks and attractions such as Marineland with its dolphins and killer whales.

For adults, there are several museums well worth a visit within a short walk of Les Trois Palmes (such as the Picasso museum), as well as many other interesting places within easy reach such as Port Vauban, Fort Carré, and the Cap d'Antibes.

In the evening there are restaurants, live music bars, casinos and night clubs. Ask the Les Trois Palmes support staff about their babysitting service.


Open all year round, Marineland is the largest marine zoological park in Europe, and is located at Biot a short bus or train ride from Antibes. Over a million people a year come to watch the shows with dolphins, sea lions, sea elephants, killer whales, and seals. Go through an underwater tunnel with sharks circling overhead!

Close to Marineland is a cluster of other attractions such as amusement and water parks - all easy to reach from Antibes.

Dolphins at Marineland - click for larger view
The dolphin show at Marineland close to Antibes, Europe's biggest marine park


All around the provencal market and throughout the Old Town, you will find all kinds of places to eat and in all price ranges.

Antibes' proximity to Italy gives the food a distinct Italian influence. Pizzas and the like are much in evidence, but try one and taste the French in it too. The local provencal food is also a delight, and there is a wide choice of other nationalities. Fruit de mer fans will certainly not be disappointed. If you like food, you've come to the right place. Take a look at a typical Italian-Provencal menu from a restaurant not far from Les Trois Palmes.

Bars and live music

Also around the provencal market and within a very few minutes stroll from Les Trois Palmes you will find a lots of bars, and quite a few with live music (mainly piano and jazz). Particularly in the summer months, the centre of Old Antibes is buzzing!

Theatres and cultural events

There is a number of theatres in and around Old Antibes. And, because of the sigificant English-speaking population, there are many performances in English. Just down the road from Les Trois Palmes is the The English-language Red Pear Theatre Company for example.

Casinos and nightclubs

There are various casinos and nightclubs in Antibes for the true night owls. Juan-Les-Pins also has a reputation for night-life and is a fairly short taxi ride home to Les Trois Palmes.

Gay bars and clubs

The entire area along the Cote d'Azur is very gay friendly and there is a number of gay bars and clubs in Antibes. See the Antibes Gay Web Site for more.

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