Theme Week French Riviera – Antibes, Cap d’Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Cap Ferrat

Friday, 8 May 2015 - 12:26 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: French Riviera, General

Antibes and Cap d’Antibes

Antibes Panorama © Frits Hoogesteger

Antibes Panorama © Frits Hoogesteger

Antibes is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. It lies on the Mediterranean in the Côte d’Azur, located between Cannes and Nice. The town of Juan-les-Pins is within the commune of Antibes. The Sophia-Antipolis technology park is northeast of Antibes. Sport is an important part of the local culture; the town hosts the National Training Centre for basketball. On 25 May 1999 the town was the first in the départment to sign the State Environment Charter, which pledges to actively conserve the natural environment. There are 48 beaches along the 25 km of coastline that surround Antibes and Juan les Pins. The city of Antibes hosts seveal museums and sights.

The Theatre Antibea, Theatre des Heures Bleues and Café Theatre La Scene sur Mer all offer a variety of performances from orchestra music to dramatic plays. Music of all types, from live jazz to DJs spinning techno, can be found in the bars and nightclubs and there are a number of festivals and special outdoor concerts during the summer. Jazz is still the specialty around here, and the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival is one of the best in the world. Antibes and Juan les Pins host a number of festivals, mainly during the summer months. There’s not much in the way of traditional cultural festivals in Antibes; most of the festivals focus on music and contemporary activities.

Port Vauban is the largest yachting harbour in Europe, with more than 2,000 moorings, can accommodate craft of more than 100 metres. This old port was the heart of the ancient Greek city of Antipolis and has a long and colourful history which includes Ligurians, Romans and Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. Today, it is the largest marina in Europe, serving both local fishing boats and luxury yachts.

The Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc, set in “a forest” at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes peninsula, re-creates a nineteenth-century château. Since 1870 the glamorous white-walled Hotel du Cap on the French Riviera has been one of the most storied and luxurious resorts in the world.

To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facepage pages/Twitter accounts. Read more on City of Antibes – Juan-les-Pins, Antibes – Juan-les-Pins Tourism, EarthTV.com – Antibes and Wikipedia Antibes. Learn more about the use of photos.





Antibes - Aerial view © T A Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea d'Antibes © Olivier2000 Cap Ferrat - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild © Berthold Werner Cap Ferrat, seen from Villefranche-sur-Mer © DGL Cap dA'ntibes - Villa Edenroc © Dacoucou Cap d'Antibes - Aerial view © Patrick Rouzet Antibes - Rue Saint-Esprit © Mario Lassnig Port Vauban and Antibes © Plyd Antibes - Grimaldi Castle - Museum Picasso © Clemensfranz Antibes © Gilbert Bochenek Antibes - Garoupe Lighthouse © Idarvol Antibes - Fort Carré © Plyd View from Eze on Cap Ferrat © Berthold Werner Antibes Panorama © Frits Hoogesteger Cap Ferrat, seen from the Plateau St.Michel above Beaulieu-sur-Mer © Chuck Fewell
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Cap Ferrat, seen from the Plateau St.Michel above Beaulieu-sur-Mer © Chuck Fewell
Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat, seen from the Plateau St.Michel above Beaulieu-sur-Mer © Chuck Fewell

Cap Ferrat, seen from the Plateau St.Michel above Beaulieu-sur-Mer © Chuck Fewell

Cap Ferrat is situated in Alpes-Maritimes département, in southeastern France. It is located in the commune of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Its tranquillity and warm climate make it a favourite holiday destination amongst European aristocracy and international millionaires. In 1905, Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild chose Cap Ferrat to build a Tuscan style palazzo, now known as Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild museum; part of the history of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

Today Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat has probably some of the most expensive real estate in the world and continues to attract the rich and famous. It is truly one of the crown jewels of the French Riviera. The luxurious properties are nestled amongst lush vegetation. Discreetly built and protected from prying eyes, they often include a private beach and locked gate-ways.

This elegant seaside resort, equipped with a marina, is renowned in the whole world for its wonderful peninsula which can be discovered thanks to many pedestrian paths. Two of the major pursuits in Cap-Ferrat are strolling along the peninsula on the beautiful rocky path admiring the views and the villas, and having a relaxing meal in the restaurants lining the port or just above in the town. If you like mingling with the rich and famous, Cap-Ferrat is one of the best places in the world to do so.

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Read more on Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, Wikipedia Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Wikipedia Cap Ferrat. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organisations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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