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About Antibes

A picturesque walled medieval town perched between the glamorous hubs of Nice and Cannes, Antibes is a charming choice for a coastal break. Boasting European’s largest marina, six miles of soft sandy beaches and a plethora of fascinating historic sites, it’s deservedly popular with couples, families and friends. Accommodation options range from simple B&Bs to swish contemporary coastal hotels, fit for an array of tastes and budgets. Close to both the old town and the sea, the best places to stay in Antibes are ideal for on-foot exploring.

Home to 75,000 inhabitants — with the population swelling to almost twice its size in the summer months — Antibes is a compact maze of winding cobbled streets in the shadow of crenelated 16th-century battlements. Originally the site of the Greek town of Antipolis, the area is steeped in history. Walk up to Fort Carré, visit the Gothic Chapelle St. Bernardin and pop into countless galleries, boutiques and trendy jazz bars as you discover old Antibes. Art lovers can marvel at Le Nomade or the Musée Picasso — in one of the artist’s old workshops — whilst foodies will delight in sampling local produce at the nearby Marché Provençal.

The yacht-filled Port Vauban, pretty Plage de la Salis and Plage de Juan les Pins are brilliant for relaxed ambles or watersports. Kick back on the sand, enjoy a swim or kayak, build castles with the kids and savour fresh seafood or mouth-watering ice cream. Hikes along the Sentier du Littoral or cycles on marked inland trails are excellent for adventurers. Particularly popular during the summer months, the best places to stay in Antibes fill up fast, so book early!

The Best Places to Stay in Antibes

For Beachfront Bliss

  • Royal Antibes promises a chic, contemporary beachfront stay in white-on-white rooms with pops of modern art and amazing sea views. The trendy brasserie with creative Mediterranean cuisine and the wonderful spa are big highlights. For couples or families eager to be right on the beach.

For Great Value

  • La Jabotte is an intimate little hotel with just nine rustic rooms set around an orange-scented courtyard. Friendly and characterful, this is an appealingly affordable choice in what can feel like a very expensive region. Breakfasts are lovely, and the beach is a short walk away.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY COTTAGE

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 20 minutes from Antibes by car. Buses and trains will take slightly longer.
  • The Côte d'Azur is famously wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the spring or summer for the best weather, with temperatures peaking around 27°C in June to August — although this is the busiest time of year. May or September are ideal for quieter trips.

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Best Hotels in Antibes

  • Royal Antibes Antibes 64 rooms from $139

    Spa breaks  -  A glorious spa and wellness space using Cinq Mondes products, a French brand famed for its aromatherapy.
    Beach Life  -  A one minute walk from the beach and glass fronted rooms with stunning sea views.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a stroll around the battlements and their rampart walks, the oldest part of the city.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    A chic contemporary property right on the waterfront. Large glass-fronted windows unfurl impressive views. Simple white on white design with splashes of colour from the modern art. A trendy brasserie with creative Mediterranean cuisine. A spoiling spa. A real treat at surprisingly affordable rates. See More

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  • La Jabotte Antibes (Cote d'Azur) 9 rooms from $182

    Restrictions on children  -  From 8 years and above only
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Air conditioningPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    An adorable hotel with rustic charm. An intimate sanctuary with an orange scented courtyard and comfortable bedrooms in pastels and mauves. A lovely and friendly hotel suitable for those looking for something more understated in this glamourous region! See More

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