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The City of Antibes

Our Centre International d'Antibes is located in the city of Antibes.

The second city of the Côte d'Azur, 75,000 inhabitants in winter and twice that in summer. A human scale city that will quickly allow you to find all you need.
Antibes is also a seaside resort - 25 km of coastline where there are several pebble beaches or fine sand. Port Vauban is the largest marina in Europe, so admirers of water sports and leisure will be delighted.
A train serves Cannes, Nice, Monaco or Italy every 30 minutes, St Tropez is a 70-minute boat ride away.
Here are some tips to prepare for your dream language stay!

Getting to Antibes
 

By plane

Nice Airport is located about 25 minutes from downtown Antibes.
Its geographical location ensures passengers a spectacular landing along the coast of the Côte d'Azur with breathtaking views of the islands, bays and beaches. To make your preparations easier, the CIA provides you with the price comparison site to help you find the best flight to Nice from any corner of the world.

By train

Traveling by train is probably the very practical and interesting way.
The network is wide, it serves all the cities of France, all the regions and the countries around. To find your trip, the CIA provides you with the website: oui.sncf SNCF.

In auto

Renting a car for your stay in France is total freedom of movement.
Discover France by its routes, in complete independence. You can rent the car of your choice on the website.


Papers and documents
 

Visa and passport

All foreigners, not nationals of the European Union, must present a passport to French customs.
To find out whether you need a visa to come to France, you can access "Visa assistant".

Insurance

EEC nationals must bring their European Health Insurance Card which will provide social security during their stay abroad.
Uninsured non-EU students from a Member State must have private insurance. CIA is a partner of AVI International, Integral Travel Insurance, a specialist in travel insurance for over 30 years. You will be able to book your insurance when registering online.

Currency

In France, the currency is the euro. You can easily change your money when arriving in France.
Many ATMs allow you to withdraw money with most credit cards.


Getting around Antibes
 

Bus

The city bus network serves all the districts of Antibes Juan-les-Pins and neighboring cities (Biot, Vallauris Golfe Juan, Valbonne, Sophia Antipolis, Villeneuve Loubet). For more information and to know the schedules: Envibus.

Airport shuttle

Bus 250 takes you directly to Nice, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes and the airport.

Taxi & VTC

Antibes - Juan-les-Pins Taxis are available 24 hours a day to take you to your destination: taxiantibes.com

UBER is also in service in Antibes.


Weather
 

Spring

The good weather comes fairly quickly. From the month of May, the beautiful sunny days already allow us to frequent the beaches by the sea.

Summer

The summers are hot and dry, the days are bright and sunny. The temperature is 28 degrees in general.

Autumn/Fall

The season allows you to continue to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Temperatures are mild until mid-October. In November and December the climate is humid.

Winter

The weather gets mild in winter. The temperature rarely drops below 8°C.

The numbers to know in an emergency
 

National police: 17
Fire rescue: 18
French Emergency Medical Assistance Service (SAMU): 15

Antibes & Juan-les-Pins Hospital Center 04 97 24 77 48
SOS Doctors in Antibes​: 0825 06 7000
Local police: 04 92 90 50 50

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