Juan les Pins is Antibes’ neighbour town, a seaside resort located south of the city of Antibes and west of the Cap d’Antibes. A small yet dynamic and dreamy town on the French Riviera worth exploring!
It’s a little town in the Côte d’Azur where you can find many interesting palaces, villas, luxury hotels, gardens and of course sandy beaches facing the Mediterranean Sea of the French Riviera. It is perfect for nightlife as well, as you can find many clubs, bars, restaurants, casinos, all surrounded by the sea.
This resort was created in 1882 and it was appreciated by American writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, a big admirer of the French Riviera. The famous artist Pablo Picasso also spent time in Juan les Pins at the Villa La Vigie. Here he wrote his Book of Abstract Drawings and painted Paul En Harlequin, which can be found today in Paris at the Musée Picasso. Juan les Pins is also home to the famous Jazz à Juan, a jazz festival which takes place every year in the small town.
Take an exotic and charming walk at the Exflora park and discover more than 330 plant species. Pass by the Jeanne d’Arc church and the Notre-Dame de la Pinède and appreciate their architecture. You can also enjoy a swim in the sandy beach of Juan les Pins, then take a walk along the the Gallice marina and admire the boats and yachts.
Juan les Pins is a favourite seaside resort for tourists and locals as it is full of entertainment, both for day time and nightlife as well.
The train from Antibes to Juan les Pins is only one stop away, a distance of 2 minutes. Alternatively, bus 31 is only 10 minutes away. If you are a sporty person then you can enjoy a walk along the coast which is no more than 2.2 km, approximately 30 minutes away by foot.