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The French Riviera

World Map showing Antibes on the French Riviera

A few facts for first time visitors :

The French Riviera gives the impression of a big city of 1 million inhabitants stretching along the coast from Monaco to St-Tropez… And that’s what it is!

The French Riviera is famous for its Mediterranean climate and its great location, 900 km south of Paris.

The French Riviera is … Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St-Tropez!

As one of the world’s most visited places, the French Riviera will know just how to welcome you!


View of the harbor and the old town

Antibes : the heart of the French Riviera

Located in the heart of the French Riviera, between Cannes (10km) and Nice (25km), Antibes/Juan-les-Pins offers 25km of sandy beaches and the city itself has retained its 16th century architectural charm.

Juan-les-Pins district, located by the sea, is famous for its endless summer nightlife.

Looking for a place that can be both quiet and fun? Look no further than Antibes!

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75 000 inhabitants however that number is nearly doubled in the summer months (15th June – 15th September).

  • 15min from Cannes
  • 30min from Nice
  • 1h from St Tropez

So near to Paris

  • 1h20 by plane
  • 4h30 by high speed train

Close to the world!

  • 7h from New York
  • 2h from most European capitals


Antibes has an average 300 sunny days per year (and 25km of sandy beaches!)

Season Average temperature Months
Winter 8-12°C | 46-54 °F December-February
Spring 14-18°C | 57-64 °F March-Mid June
Summer 25-35°C | 77-96 °F Mid June-Mid September
Autumn 15-23°C | 59-73 °F Mid September-November

How to reach Antibes

At 18 km from Nice/Cote d’Azur international airport, Antibes is very easy to reach from anywhere in the world:

  • Only 7 hours from New-York (direct flights).
  • Less than 2 hours from the major European capitals (direct flights).
  • Only 1h20 from Paris by plane (direct flights) and at 4h30 by train (TGV).

Cost of living and things to do

Synopsis of Antibes:

  • 25 km of sandy beaches.
  • Restaurants, bars, nightclubs make part of Juan-les-Pins’ endless nightlife.
  • An historic and reasonably sized city in the heart of the French Riviera – minutes away from Cannes & Nice!

Where to go from Antibes?

Monte Carlo 45 km 50 min (train)
Nice 25 km 35 min (train)
Cannes 10 km 15 min (train)
St Raphael 60 km 1 hour (train)
St Tropez 100 km 90 min (bus, ship)
Skiing stations Less than 2 hours by bus
Italy 65 km 1 hour (train)

Average prices

1.5-2€ for an espresso 8€ for a movie ticket
3€ for a soda 5-8€ for a drink in a club
5€ for a sandwich 2-3€ for a museum visit
15€ for a middle-range restaurant

Transportation within Antibes / Juan-les-Pins

The city is quite easy to go around and distances are reasonable for walking.
The best way to explore it is by foot!

Scooters and small motorbikes are very practical. Rentals start at 30€ per day.

Large and effective network. A weekly pass costs 10€ bus journey costs 1€.

Thanks to their CIA student card, up to 4 students are entitled to favorable pricing for one way trips after 8pm, costing between 10-20€, depending on the trip and provided it is within Antibes/Juan-les-Pins.

Link all the cities along the coast at a frequency of about 1 every 20 minutes every day. Stations are never far away from the beaches.

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