Rampart walls border the seaside, giving way to the old town filled with ivy-covered houses and plane trees. With the scent of acacia in the air, this city with its marina has a certain cachet, attracting billionaires and artists from the turn of the 20th century. Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Picasso stayed there regularly and have helped make it the pleasant seaside resort it is today, with relaxation and gentle living.
With lively streets all year round and highly renowned nightlife, Juan-les-Pins is an ideal city for holidays on the French Riviera.
An unmissable venue for jazz greats, it is home to the Jazz à Juan festival, created in 1960 in homage to Sidney Bechet. Every summer, in July, jazz artists and orchestras, as well as musicians from other genres, come from all over the the world for 9 days of concerts.
Ideally located between the sea and the mountains, Juan-les-Pins is a great town for visitors to Antibes that happily combines historical treasures, Provençal traditions, nautical pleasures, cultural events and nightlife.
Ideas for a break in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes:
- Knocking a few balls around with friends on the tennis court
- Taking a morning jog along the beaches
- Having fun sailing, diving and water skiing
- Playing golf
- Exploring the countryside and surrounding area: Les Gorges du Loup, Saint Paul de Vence, Biot, Grasse, and so on
- Visiting the Picasso and Peynet museums, the Maeght Foundation and the daily Provençal market