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 : In the heart of Cap d'Antibes, a few steps from Gareoupe beaches, an Provencal individual home of 140sqm with swimming-pool, completely renovated, on a 650sqm South facing property. Living room, dining room, kitchen and 4 bedrooms. Garage of 20sqm and 2 car spaces. Lots of charm. Agency fees of 5% included at the charge of the sellers.
CAP D'ANTIBES / GAROUPE : In the heart of the Cap and in close proximity to the beaches, in the heart of a prestigious residence comprised of only 9 unique apartments, with park, caretaker, heated pool, and fitness gym. A sublime 3 room 87sqm apartment that opens onto two deep 92sqm terraces and offers the use of a private garden...
CAP D'ANTIBES / GAROUPE: In the heart of Cap and in the immediate vicinity of the beaches, within a prestigious residential complex made up of only 9 unique apartments, with park, caretaker, heated swimming pool and fitness room, sublime 4-room apartment of 134sqm opening onto 3 terraces and a 2 private gardens for a total of 249sqm of outdoor space....
CAP D'ANTIBES / GAROUPE: In the heart of Cap d'Antibes and close to the beaches, within a prestigious residential complex consisting of only 9 unique apartments, with park, caretaker, heated swimming pool and fitness room, gorgeous 3-room apartment of 90 m2 opening onto a beautiful terrace of 20 m2 overlooking the park and the sea. If the exterior architecture of...
CAP D'ANTIBES / GAROUPE: In the heart of Cap d'Antibes and very close to the beaches, on the top floor of a prestigious residential complex consisting of only 9 unique apartments, with park, caretaker, heated swimming pool and fitness room, marvelous 5-room apartment with double exposure South/North of 169 m2 opening onto 2 terraces for a total of 52 m2...
CAP D'ANTIBES : Superb location for this villa facing the sea, offering approximately 262sqm living space on a plot of land of 903sqm, with more than 90sqm of terraces, an elevator and a beautiful swimming pool. It consists of 3 levels: - On the 2nd floor: an entrance, a living room opening onto a beautiful terrace, a kitchen, a bedroom...
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 4 room corner apartment of 174sqm opening onto a lovely 40sqm terrace overlooking the park. The exterior architecture of the...
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 6 room corner apartment of 156sqm opening onto 3 lovely terraces overlooking the park. The exterior architecture of the building...
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 4 room apartment of 119sqm opening onto 3 superb terraces overlooking the park and the sea. The exterior architecture of...