Welcome to Antibes
Welcome to Antibes- The Greek Town of Beaches
Antibes is a lively and well manteined town which lives of tourism. This town is an important example of floricolture and its roses, tulips and carnations are exported all over the world.
Antibes was born as a greek commercial harbor and it ancient name was Antipolis which means "opposite city" because of its position which is opposite to Nice. This town is the only medieval coastal village which still manteins its conformation intact. Without a doubt, in summer, Antibes becomes an international town; if you drink something sitting at a table in a bar you will hear lots of different languages as in a real Tower of Babel. The centre of the town is well manteined and you can visit it walking in its little and occitan alleys surrounded by little and colourful houses.
Information and Facts
Antibes is the name of this town, but is also named Antibes Jouan-Les-Pins. The Jouan-Les-Pins side is well known for its beaches and its nightlife; it is plenty of clubs, pubs and casino.One of the most famous places where you can have fun is "La Siesta". Antibes and Jouan-Les-Pins are close and you can go from a place to another just walking.
If you want to go shopping, you can go to the "Marche d'Antibes" or walk through the little alleys where you will find a lot of small shops and buy souvenirs or whatever you need.
As said before, Antibes is a medieval coastal village, you can visit the "Vieille Ville" (Old City) with medieval streets and ancient ramparts or have a pleasant walk in the center of the town full of small shops. Antibes is also a place where you can relax on beaches, like the most known "Plage de La Garoupe" or have fun in nightclubs and bars in Juan-les-Pins.
You just have to choose!
Standard time zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour
Antibes mediterranean climate invites you to relax 365 day per year. Summers are very hot, in July temperatures can reach 80 °F (27° C) and winters are very warm, temperatures in January hardly go under 40° F (5° C).
The town of Antibes is well-provided. You can easly reach the town by train, train services TER (Transport Express Régional) and SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français, French National Railways) run all along the coast; the train station is situated in the center of the town and easy to find because of its red colour. If you prefer you can also move by bus, the Envibus connects Antibes with the others town and villages and you can have a tour into Provence. For those who prefer private trasport, you can choose to call a taxi or to renting a car.