The ancient walled town of Antibes, loacted between Cannes and Nice, is one of the liveliest and prettiest on the Riviera with its relaxed beachy feel, thriving superyacht port and gorgeous old town of narrow cobbled streets, markets and cafes. Famous for being home to the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Antibes certainly saw its fair share of glitz, glamour and a touch of the avant-garde through the 20th century.
The natural beauty remains in the vieille ville (old town), with the ramparts along the sea and the long, arched protective wall along the port. There are plenty of little streets for exploring, restaurants of all types and prices, and lots of shops, from authentic little hardware/general-stores to tourist gift shops.
Antibes is the proper name of this ancient town, but it's commonly referred to as Antibes - Juan-les-Pins. The town is made up of a seaside resort and night-life area of sandy beaches, boutiques, night clubs and casinos. The two places are close together, a good walk or short drive over the hill of the narrow part of the peninsula, or a longer and lovely drive around the coastline of the Cap d'Antibes.
Antibes is home to one of the longest coastlines in France, spanning 25km. Bright sky, Azure sea, dazzling sunshine 300 days per year, the town has earned the right to fly the Pavillon Bleu flag for its high quality bathing water.