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lightly further afield, but still very easy to reach by car or the excellent public transport is the Cap d'Antibes, a protected nature area that offers a contrast to lively Antibes.

Garoupe Lighthouse

One of the most powerful on the Riviera, the beam of the lighthouse is clearly visible in the sky from the terrace of Les Trois Palmes.

Climb the hill to the lighthouse for a panoramic view from the Lérins islands and the bay of Cannes to Juan les Pins, Old Antibes and Garoupe bay. The Lighthouse is open to the public and you can climb to its to to enjoy an even better view.

Smugglers path

On one of the best walks on the Cap d'Antibes, you start at the end of Garoupe bay and go along a charming and wild little path round the promentory.

Cars and parking

You can drive down Rue Guillaumont (unlike many of the narrow streets in Old Antibes), but there are not many parking places. If you cannot find one, there are, however, a number of car parks just a short walk away (Place National and the port, for example), which are free of charge for much of the year and comparatively inexpensive the rest of the time.

Between the sky and the sea, you will see on your right magnificent gardens and luxurious residences, on your left the great blue Mediterranean sea with the waves breaking on the rocks.

Streets of the Cap d'Antibes

Even if you are not going anywhere in particular, the Cap d'Antibes is a lovely place to walk. Large mansions and villas and and a peaceful, protected wildlife area.

Thuret gardens

The famous botanist Thuret founded these magnificent gardens nearly 150 years ago, and it is planted with trees and plants typical of the region, such as all kinds of varieties of the maritime pine.


One of the most beautiful residences and gardens on the Cap d'Antibes, now owned by Antibes town and open to visits on Wednesdays.

Naval and Napoleonic Museum

In a wonderful park, the Naval and Napoleonic Museum hosts various collections of model ships, paintings, and maritime exhibits as well as personal items of Napoleon and his family.

The Cap d'Antibes - click for larger view
The Cap d'Antibes offers a change from the hustle and bustle of Antibes
<i>Les Trois Palmes</i> is surrounded by beaches
Some of the attractions close to Antibes

Juan les Pins

With its palm-lined streets and long seafront with sandy beach, Juan les Pins is the place to promenade in the summer evenings. It became popular in the twenties, and many of the buildings date from that time, giving the town a certain elegance and chicness. It is certainly walkable from Antibes, but there is also a frequent bus service from near Les Trois Palmes.

For lovers of nightlife, there are many clubs open all year round, as well as a casino, lots of restaurants and bars. A ten-minute taxi ride will get you back to Les Trois Palmes.


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