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Antibes

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Antibes is a small pearl in the panorama of the French Riviera. Enticingly nestled in a bay, the city has a historical centre that brings together all of the (positive) stereotypes attributed to Provence, with its narrow lanes, its colourful shutters and all with the sea in the background. Obviously very fashionable, it has for a long time been the tourist destination of choice for many "important" people in France, and of late of rich Russians who tend to spend a lot of money here. In summer, you can definitely say that it is an international place: sitting at a table in a café, you can hear many different languages being spoken, like a genuine Tower of Babel. In winter, on the other hand, it goes back to its roots somewhat, and the entire coastline lives at a much slower pace. Antibes's old town, although very touristy, has been well preserved and is worth visiting.

To see

The Picasso museum, on Mariejol square, with its old building overhanging the sea. It is located in the old town, at the heart of the typical little streets, where it is rather easy to get lost. Don't miss the battlements from the time of François 1st, as well as the cathedral.

To do

Walk around in the small streets of the centre, stopping off at a café. Go to the market, which takes place during the week in the indoor market hall.

pros

cons

To think about

That the prices rise sharply in the Riviera and that the small restaurants fill up very quickly (so it is recommended that you make reservations).
Still in the Riviera, Juan-les-Pins is a district of Antibes. This modern seaside resort, made up of 70s style buildings, is home to most of the hotels. When booking a room, make sure that the address is Antibes and not Antibes-Juan-les-Pins if you want to be at the heart of the of the old city centre.

To avoid

The car, as it is impossible to park in the little streets of the city centre.

To try

A fantastic bouillabaisse. Fresh fish. A fresh baguette and pastries (croissants, pains au chocolat, etc.) from the bakery.

To bring back

Lavender, herbs from Provence, and a few typical embroideries. Be careful of fakes though, so as not to find yourself with something "made in china".

Weather Antibes

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Antibes . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Antibes so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Antibes , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather March
Overall rating 30/100
  • Temperature indicators 2% Very cold

    Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 60% Light showers

    Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.

  • Sunbathing indicators 50% Sunny intervals

    Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).

  • Swimming indicators 36% Chilly

    Sea temperature between 18°C and 20°C. Wind speed between 7 mph and 18 mph.

  • Wind indicators 70% Light wind

    Light winds (between 6mph and 12mph).

  • Humidity indicators 72% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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