Antibes – the medieval city
Enjoy to stroll along the picturesque streets of the old town, its ramparts along the sea, browse the Provençal market, dream among the gorgeous yachts in the famous Port Vauban (largest European marina), amaze the flowery “Safranier” district
During a walking tour, you discover the fascinating history of Antipolis, created by the Greeks and extended by the Romans, then devastated by the Barbarians. Border town with the county of Nice, Antibes suffered further attacks from various European armies. King Henry II then ordered fortifications from Antibes. Louis XIV will continue and load Vauban completed the fort and ramparts.
Don’t miss to visit :
Fort Carre was built on a rocky point of the peninsula Saint Roch, 26 m above sea level. The Fort is surrounded by a park of 4 hectares and offers a panoramic 360° view. The “Conservatoire du Littoral” owns and manage this protected area with typical Mediterranean fauna and flora.
Picasso Museum in Grimaldi Castle (closed on mondays), Musee Naval et Napoleon, Peynet Museum and humorous drawings, Tower Museum, stories and traditions,
Bastion Saint-André was designed by Vauban in the late 17th century. Now is the Archaeology Museum. Guardian of the remains of the ancient Greek Antipolis, it houses all the collections gathered in the city and the sea : ceramics, amphorae, mosaics, coins…
Thuret Gardens in the center of the cape
Beaches : you ‘ll like to relax on the sandy beaches : La Salis, La Garoupe
From La Salis beach, stroll along the promenade to the port and get the “Chemin du Calvaire” at right. Go up the path to the Garoupe lighthouse overlooking the pine wooded hill, and share the breathtaking views over the Cape of Antibes, the bay of Cannes, the Lerins Islands, the snowy mountains of the Alps and the Mercantour. Don’t miss the Garoup Chapel and its ex-voto collections.
Antibes : the coastal trail
Next to Villa Jacaranda B&B, the coastal trail “sentier des douaniers” is looped. Longing Mediterranean coast, the path share stunning views amid unspoiled nature, rocks, red aloe, pine trees, wild beaches, discovering the lush parks of luxurious villas… Don’t miss it !
Antibes the Cape – Villa Eilenroc
Built in a Greco-Roman style, according to plans by Charles Garnier, architect of the opera in Paris and Monte Carlo, the Villa Eilenroc stands at the end of the Cap d’Antibes . The park surrounding the villa is decorated with traditional species of the Mediterranean landscape such as marine and parasol pines, Alep and Canary pines, cyprus, oaks, olive trees, pittosporum hedges, lavender, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, ficus. The lush gardens lie thirty meters above the sea with a view across the bay of the cape of Antibes. At the heart of true conservatory plant, the rose garden offers the public fragrances and essences of its thousands of varieties, created mostly in Antibes Juan-les-Pins. With the aim of reviving the horticultural knowledge that made Antibes the “Rose capital” for many years, the Council decided to transform this area into a rose garden.
Since our bed and breakfast riviera you can enjoy a stroll along the coastal footpath to visit the villa, the park and the rose garden (open Wednesdays and Saturdays.)
Antibes – Juan les Pins
is a good alternative to do shopping, have an evening dinner in a good seafood restaurant, enjoy the nightlife at Casino, listen to jazz in a famous nightclub or in the pine grove Pinède Gould during the International Jazz Festival in June.