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Juan les Pins

  • Juan-les-Pins is a town in the region of Antibes at the heart of the French Riviera. For those who love lazing about, relaxing, and sandy beaches, it is a mandatory stop-off between Cannes and Nice. A former fishing hamlet founded in 1882, today Juan-les-Pins is town popular with tourists in summer. 
This seaside resort town has seen some big names, including Gilbert Bécaud, Ray Charles, Charles Trenet ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination France

Juan-les-Pins is a town in the region of Antibes at the heart of the French Riviera. For those who love lazing about, relaxing, and sandy beaches, it is a mandatory stop-off between Cannes and Nice. A former fishing hamlet founded in 1882, today Juan-les-Pins is town popular with tourists in summer.
This seaside resort town has seen some big names, including Gilbert Bécaud, Ray Charles, Charles Trenet and Edith Piaf. Incidentally, the European Jazz Festival has been held here every year since 1960.
To develop its tourism, of which its neighbours are so proud, Juan-les-Pins is rebuilding its 'Palais des Congrès', which is scheduled to open in early 2013.
As you can see, this corner of the French Riviera has everything you'll need for a sun-filled stay in southeast France.

Juan les Pins: what to do?

Relaxing on the water's edge on the sandy beaches. Learning to play petanque on the central square. Why not opt for a night at the Casino or in one of the town's trendy nightclubs.

Sunset over the Mediterranean. The lights of Cap d'Antibes, Golfe-Juan, and Nice, which you can admire from the beach.

  • Plenty of sunshine
  • Sandy beaches
  • Crowded in summer
  • Gets fairly crowded during peak season.

Reminders

To avoid ending up looking like a lobster, don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and any other gear you might need to protect you from the sun.
A jaunt through old Antibes will give you a taste of the Provence of yesteryear.

To avoid

Crowds in summer and a lack of activities in winter.

Juan les Pins: what to eat?

Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or go for some refreshing ice cream by the water.

Juan les Pins: what to buy?

Lavender, herbs, and sweets from Provence.

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