Visit Antibes Juan les Pins – the Heart of French Riviera

Courtesy of  Hôtel Le Pré Catelan

The Antibes Juan-les-Pins is called the city of the “Joy of Living”. It is the French Riviera’s heart and one of the most desirable places to visit. It is situated between Nice and Cannes, nearby the Nice-Cote d’Azur International Airport. The Antibes is an ideal place to begin a journey through the French Riviera. By many means of transport you can visit Nice, Saint Paul de Vence, Cagnes sur Mer, Biot, Grasse, Eze, Beaulieu, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Saint Raphaël, Sainte Maxime, Saint Tropez, Port Grimaud, Vintimille and San Remo…


Plaisirs Pluriels

History plays the role of enhancement in the ancient Provençal town captivated in the brilliant minds of such artists like Jacques Prévert, Nicolas de Staël, Graham Green. The main painting that is Plaisir Pluriels is found in countless white sandy beaches, the luxurious estates on Cap d’Antibes which is home to many great celebrities. In the narrow streets, the Provençal market fulfills the essence of this location amid the spicy fragrances of the eternal Provence…



Stroll through the city streets and shop, have lunch or a romantic dinner, practice some sports on the beach and in the water, take a trip to Europe’s top marine park the Marineland, or play your luck at the L’Eden Casino as you enjoy their tempting pleasures.


City of the Arts


Art is present all around the Antibes Juan-les-Pins. The Picasso Museum is dedicated to the artist in his lifetime. It shows some of the artist’s exceptional collection, together with creations he made in Antibes. The Peynet Museum presents the work of Raymond Peynet who adopted Antibes and is known for the creation of the famous lovers. Take a tour at the Fort Carré which is a defensive complex that over the years has evolved into something remarkable and completed by Vauban. Go back in time at the Archaeology Museum which shows remnants of the ancient Greek and Roman town of Antipolis found on land and on the sea as well. Furthermore, learn more about French history at the Napoleon Museum as it shows the life of the Emperor who was a resident of Antibes during his time as General Bonaparte. Check out folk art at the Musée de la Tour and other museums which include the Postcard Museum and the Bains-Douches exhibition area.

With the sea as its horizon

The French Riviera’s main asset is yachting and it is a great touristic activity. Port Vauban holds the largest yachting and business harbor in Europe, for the tonnage of its boats and its advanced technology. It was awarded a “Blue Flag” by the Environmental Education Foundation for European Ports. The world’s largest and finest craft are perfectly accommodated at the Billionaires’ Wharf (Quai des Milliardaires). Another “Blue Flag” recipient is the Cap d’Antibes and the Port Gallice.


A city of events

The year in Antibes Juan-les-Pins is full of events attracting people of different interests. You can take part in anything from the International Jazz Festival to the Festivals of Sacred Art, Musiques au Coeur, Antibes Génération Virtuoses, International Festival of Bridge, World Festival of Underwater Images, Vieil Antibes Antique Show, Voiles d’Antibes…


Recommended by the Hôtel Le Pré Catelan, they guarantee that you will treat your sense of taste with the original delicacy of provençal food as well as originality of French chefs:

Sea food :

Les Vieux Murs : 25 Promenade de l’Amiral de Grasse, 06600 Antibes

Le Festival de La Mer : 146, Boulevard du President Wilson, 6160 Juan-les-Pins

Bijou Plage : Boulevard Littoral, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, France

Traditional French :

Le Perroquet : Av. Georges Gallice, Juan-les-Pins, France

L’Amiral : 7, Avenue Amiral Courbet, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, France

Le Paradis : 13, Boulevard Edouard Baudoin | Residence Eden Beach, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, France


About Hôtel Le Pré Catelan

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Le Pre Catelan is a Provençal villa from around 1900. It offers a garden with rock terraces, towering palms, lemon and orange trees, large pink geraniums, and trimmed hedges. The atmosphere at Juan Les Pin ‘s Hotel le Pre Catelan is casual and the setting is uncomplicated and unstuffy. Even though the hotel is set in the heart of town, the garden provides a sense of peaceful isolation. Feel the warmth of the old Bastides of the south in each of Le Pre Catelan’s 24 rooms. Bearing a deep Provençal style, the rooms at this boutique hotel are fully furnished with wrought iron; ceramic tiling and the superb lighting blend harmoniously with the warm colors. All rooms are equipped with the latest in technology, among others WiFi connectivity and LCD flat TV. The décor at Le Pre Catelan capitalizes on all locally produced fabrics in tones that evoke the sun and the sea.

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Le Pré Catelan Hotel is located in the centre of Juan les Pins, 200 meters from the sandy Mediterranean beaches, the main shopping and restaurant area, the Casino and La Pinède Gould where the Jazz Festival takes place in July. The hotel is 350 meters from the railway station and 2 km from Antibes Old city center, Picasso Museum, Provençal market, Peynet Museum, Antibes Cathedral, Musée Vauban and Antibes Railway Station. The Hotel also lies 7 km away from Cannes’ Croisette, 13 km from Nice Airport and 20 km from downtown Nice. – View Location Map.

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General Information:

Category: Epoque Classic Comfort [learn more]
Address: 27 rue des Palmiers – 22 avenue des Lauriers , Antibes Juan les Pins [view map]
Type: Boutique Hotel
Best Rate: 65 EUR [View Calendar]
Total Rooms: 24
Languages Spoken by Staff: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Credit Cards Accepted: MASTERCARD, VISA, AMEX
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