Antibes Juan-les-Pins is a Meditteranean town with 25 kilometres of coastline containing creeks, escarpments, rocky areas, and fine sandy and pebble beaches. Many watersports are available at the various beaches: waterskiing, parascending, diving and all kinds of fishing. There are many yachting harbours for keen sailors. Port Vauban, the largest yachting harbour in Europe, with more than 2,000 moorings is the favourite mooring harbour of the main luxury mega yacht cruise in French Riviera: It can accommodate craft of more than 50 metres. Port Galice has 542 moorings, Port de la Salis 233 moorings, Port du Crouton 390 moorings and finally Port de l'Olivette: Situated in the sheltered cove of the same name, this is a harbour for sailors and their wooden fishing boats who enjoy the old marine, provencal traditions.
But Antibes Juan les Pins is not only for megas yachts mooring. Visiting Antibes Juan-les-Pins can be a relaxing or stimulating experience; there is ancient history as well as all the amenities of a modern town. Safranier Tall houses, narrow paved streets, the fragrance of flowers in the air: this is old Antibes, Antipolis, the ancient Greek city which evolved to become Antibes.
On each street, you can find remains of this rich past.
Walking up the rocky area, you come to the imposing Chateau Grimaldi, which is the Picasso Museum. Behind the building is the sea and the ramparts, built by the architect Vauban.
Further along is the Bastion Saint André. Be sure not to miss the most Provencal area of the town just near it, Safranier. Warm sun and blue skies are perfect ingredients for a walk on Cap d'Antibes. Leaving the Bastion, you pass Albert 1er square, before arriving at promenade Pierre Merli, then Port de la Salis. A little further on look back at the classic view of the old town. If the weather is clear, it seems as if the mountains are just behind the town. For the most wonderful view, walk up to la Garoupe lighthouse. Tucked away in the verdant greenery of Cap d'Antibes, the lighthouse is next to Notre Dame Chapel, the sailors' church. The Cap has been inhabited for 150 years. During the 19th and 20th century it became more developed as luxury hotels were built, and the rich and famous discovered it and built their sumptuous villas there and now Antibes Juan les Pins is one of the favourite destinations for luxury motor yacht Cruise in all French Riviera.