As a resort town, Antibes lies between Cannes and Nice. From its 16th Century character, this city embraces its history in every aspect of its monuments. Bordering the ocean front, it is home to yachts that are moored at the Port Vauban marina.
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- Emergency Services: 112
- Language: French
- Currency: Euro
- Country Code: FR
- Travel Visa: None required
- Population: 74,875
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
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For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.
Hospitals in Antibes
Antibes is easy to navigate by foot, being a compact community that welcomes pedestrians. Local bus services are also available, travelling thrgouh the city and to local neighbourhoods. Envibus over 31 routes, with visits to Nice and Cannes making a perfect extension to a trip. Alternatively, trains offer frequent rail along the coast.
How do I keep up with the local news?
What are some safety tips I should know?
Keep your belongings secure at all times and if you are planning a day on the beach leave your valuables in your hotel or accommodation.
What are the common crimes?
Pickpocketing can be a problem as during the summer months many tourists visit the town, opportunists operate on the beaches and in the markets.
Are there any areas to avoid?
Take extra care on the city beaches at night as many locals choose to hang out and drink around the fort and sea line.
Improve Your Personal Safety
Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.
Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.
Response – the right reaction can change a situation.
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
Les Voiles d’Antibes
Created in 1996, Les Voiles d’Antibes is held annually during the first week of June. This marks the opening of the Mediterranean circuit for Classic Yachts and Metric Classes and the first stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The town is flooded with visitors and there are many spectacular yachts on display.
What else is there to do?
Perfect for family fun, this waterpark has over 17 attractions, including 15 slides. This colourful waterpark sure will be fun for the children. There is a restaurant on site to curb those post-swim cravings. From a children’s pool, to an open-air swimming pool, there is so much to do.
Plaga de la Garoupe
Crystal clear waters are far-reaching with Antibes city’s beach. As a supervised beach, this is a great destination for the family. Soak up the sun and relax alongside calming waves. Get a picture perfect view by visiting at sunrise or sunset. It will be one to remember!
Are there any notable museums?
This museum offers one of the greatest features of Picasso’s collections. During the 1940’s, Picasso gave the museum all the work he had done in the city. A total of 24 paintings, 80 ceramics, 44 drawings and much more. There is so much to explore in the haven of Picasso’s art.
Musee Naval et Napoléon
Surrounded by a 10 acre park, this museum is situated in beautiful surroundings that only add to the experience. From opportunities to explore Napoleonic heritage, to military figurines and illustrated documents. There is so much to see at the Naval and Napoleonic Museum.This museum is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
Where is best to visit?
Based on the ancient acropolis of the city of Antipolis, the Grimaldi castle was inhabited in 1385 by the Monegasque family that gave it its name. For all Picasso lovers, he created numerous works, drawings and paintings. Following his stay in 1946, Pablo Picasso left on deposit at the Antibes 23 paintings and 44 drawings.
A natural harbour since before the Roman times it now houses the Antibes Yacht Club and prestigious events during each year. During the summer month many large yachts pass through the post as people sale the Mediterranean.
Built to fortify the city in the 16th century, its strange shape looking intriguing from the harbour. A great place to wander round and check out the history of its owners, why it was built and the importance of Antibes.