Central location


Antibes is a city in the French Riviera. The Cap d'Antibes is the break between the Bay of Cannes to the south-west and the Baie des Anges to the north east. Old Antibes and the Port Vauban of Antibes are on the mainland on the side facing the Baie des Anges, while Juan les Pins is on the Cannes side and the magnificent Fort Carré lies between the port of Antibes and the rest of the Baie des Anges.

Antibes is an excellent base for exploring the area with its ancient perched villages and the larger cities of Nice and Cannes, which are only 20 km and 10 km from Antibes respectively. You will be amazed at places such as Vieux-Mougins, St. Paul de Vence, Vence, Biot, Valbonne, Grace, Monaco, Villefranche, Menton etc., and not to forget Saint Tropez, which can also be reached by boat. A must is the largest market of Europe weekly taking place in Ventimiglia, just across the border in Italy. And the beautiful walks in the nearby Esterel Mountains.

There is a regular bus service (number 200, 1.5€) between Cannes, Antibes and Nice: there is a stop at Place Charles de Gaulle in downtown Antibes.

Alternate bus option is the "250 express". This connection is faster since the bus takes the highway and thus more comfortable (it is not a commuter bus). It stops directly at the terminal if you're going or coming from the airport, but is more expensive (9€). This express bus stops just above the train station of Antibes. There is a 200 regular and 250 express bus about every 20 min. From both bus stops in Antibes there is a free shuttle city bus that stops in front of the Residence Belvedere. Nice airport is the closest airport to Antibes. It is not a relatively long drive from the airport to Antibes: about 20 minutes when there is no traffic.