The second commune of the Alpes Maritimes after Nice in terms of population, located midway between Nice and Cannes, the town of Antibes - Juan les Pins has its roots in antiquity: the former Antipolis was founded in the fifth century BC. by the Phoenicians , although current research seems to be in favor of a far later foundation. Anyways , born under Greek influence, the city experienced a first phase of romanization (as evidenced by the presence of remnants of theaters and amphitheaters ) and continued to develop during the Middle Ages to the modern era, that saw its growth intensify around the Cap and the back country .
A walled city - the last fortification date, the square fort began in the 16th century and then was retouched by Vauban in the late 17th century. As a recreational town with its immense port capable of accommodating more than 2,000 boats and billionaires yachts, are moored among some of the finest and largest yachts in the world. A seaside town by excellence, Antibes - Juan les Pins has everything to seduce anyone who wants to live a all year in a small town that offers the benefits of a capital city.
Most of the nightlife is concentrated in Juan les Pins where shopping, street entertainment, casinos and nightclubs delight residents. In Antibes, on the contrary , there is a more relaxed ambiance with chic piano bars and themed cafes.
With its excellent facilities and the presence of numerous golf courses ten minutes by car, Antibes - Juan les Pins offers a truly undeniable quality of life. Rich in shops, hotels, restaurants, cultural activities (Picasso Museum, Archaeological Museum , Marineland , Thuret Botanical Garden , etc. .) , music and sports, this seaside town is abundant in its activities. The famous Jazz Festival in Juan, established in 1960, produced and continues to produce great Jazz every year.
Turning to the well being of its people and their environment, the current emphasis is on the development of eco-friendly and energy saving means of transportation.
The city is also known for its cultural heritage with many historical monuments such as the Bastide du Roy and its gardens, the fountain and Roman columns, the Chateau Grimaldi as well as the Garoupe Lighthouse.
From the real estate point of view, Antibes is rich in its real estate opportunities: the old Antibes and the Port, with its narrow streets and squares, charm lovers of stone and atypical properties, while luxury homes have flourished on the heights will be more suitable for those who, not neglecting the charm, seek more comfort (terraces , concierge services, park with swimming pool and parking are mostly full time or seasonal residents. Antibes - Juan les Pins is a town where the best properties are legendary: Cap d' Antibes for example, you will find modern and historical villas with exceptional service and unforgettable views. The Eden Roc, known as the best hotel in the world, is also located on the Cap d’Antibes. The town has a prestigious hotel infrastructure that responds effectively to the touristic demand. Antibes is also twinned with various cities such as Olympia in Greece, Aalborg, Denmark, Krasnogorsk Russia, with whom they exchanges similar fields such as education and sports.
Regarding the educational infrastructure, the city has 14 nursery schools and 15 public elementary schools. A booklet " parent-child " is available in the Mairie (city hall) or on its website in order to learn about the different types of care offered by the municipality.
A music and drama conservatory is also present in the city where 46 disciplines are taught collectively or individually. And for music lovers, it is possible to integrate into the orchestra of Antibes Juan -les- Pins, in place for more than 130 years, where all the families of wind instruments are represented.
The second largest city in the Alpes- Maritimes in terms of population, the city of Antibes demonstrates a genuine economic dynamism. Beach and cultural tourism, shops and new technology are the hallmarks of the city.
Sport is one of the pillars of the community. With its 160 sports associations and advanced infrastructure, it has been awarded in 2009 as being the second most sportive town in France during the " Team Challenge ". High level sports are particularly developed here. In fact, eight Antibes athletes who participated in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 won 6 medals. But that 's not all. The city also has five centers for France elites in acrobatics, gymnastics, swimming, trampoline and sailing.
The city proposes practices of a wide range of sports, team and individual, for amateur and professionals alike. Note in particular the provision combat sports, outdoor activities, water activities as well as motorsport.
The city also has 23km of coastline, where the variety of water sports and underwater sports are available. Advice? Take the time to discover the magnificent seascapes from the coast. You 'll find hidden coves with sandy beaches, all complemented by steep rocks.
The town also has four ports: Crouton , Galicia , Salis and Vauban.
It benefits from a number of European labels, including the Blue Flag and the water station.
Nautical events are held such as the living room Antibes Yacht Show, the Blue Cruise (coastal races) and the Voiles d'Antibes.
Other events enrich the cultural heritage of the city such as the Sacred Art Festival which is held every year in Antibes Cathedral and the Chapel of St. Bernardin. Also to include the Déantibulations, an eclectic festival that produce bands, fans of climbing dance, trapeze artists, musicians Battucada. Finally, the Bédécibels festival gives people an opportunity to meet comics authors and publishers.
A selection of properties located Antibes
CAP D'ANTIBES / GAROUPE: In the heart of the Cap and in immediate proximity to the beaches, in the middle of a prestigious residence comprised of only 9 unique apartments, with park, caretaker, heated pool and fitness gym. A marvellous 3 room corner apartment of 160sqm opens onto a lovely 49sqm terrace overlooking the park. The exterior architecture of the...
ASPREMONT : Rare and exceptional, 20 minutes from the center of Nice and a few minutes from the Village of Aspremont, quiet, nestled in greenery, this property with a majestic entrance consists of a beautiful air-conditioned single-storey house of 230m², a guest house of 56m² and an independent studio, on a superb flat landscaped grounds of 2594m² with swimming pool...