- Luxury properties in Antibes
Antibes is a city on a very reasonable scale, close to the Sophia Antipolis technology park, the fine sand beaches and the international airport of Nice. This excellent geographical situation combined with its mild climate and its great sunshine all year round, are undeniable assets.
A seaside resort (Juan les Pins) with 25 km of beaches ranging from fine sand to secluded coves, Antibes and its seafront offer so many possibilities to enjoy the Mediterranean. Antibes has a large marina, the Vauban port and magnificent coastal paths along the Cap d’Antibes with its exceptional estates.
On March 12, 1882, Antibes created a new district, lined with fine sandy beaches and covered with pine trees, called Juan-les-Pins.
The development of the resort began long before, just after the 1st World War with the arrival of the Americans. First a winter resort, it became a seaside resort in the 1920s. Among the artists seduced by the charms of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, Sidney Bechet. With other musicians, they brought the jazz in the resort and it is in his honor that the Jazz Festival was created in July 1960. Since then, it is a tradition, every year during the summer, it takes place in the Pinède Gould and the musicians play to the rhythm of the waves with the Mediterranean in the background.
The seaside resort Antibes/Juan les Pins attracts a wealthy clientele during the summer. It is also the most animated area of the city, with its numerous bars and restaurants. The casino, the pine forest and the avenue Guy de Maupassant attract thousands of visitors every year.
The historical heart of the city is the city of the Ramparts and is rich in cultural events. You can visit the museums (Picasso Museum, archaeology museum, museum of arts and popular traditions), get lost in the alleys, and buy your local products at the Provencal market.
From the Marine gate you can take the ramp of the salt workers and enter the old town by one of the small streets on your right (rue de l’horloge or rue du Saint Esprit).
If you go up to the Place de Gaulle you will observe the Haussmannian architecture of the city. If you go down the Boulevard Albert 1er you can come back to the port by taking the ramparts. At the end of the ramparts, you will find the laced letter sculpture ‘The Nomad’ of Jaume Plensa and on the other side of the port, you can see the Fort Carré.
If you are looking for a luxury villa with stunning views of the Mediterranean, Cap d’Antibes is the place to be. Cap d’Antibes is a peninsula located south of Antibes and east of Juan-les-Pins. It is a place with a preserved nature that you can discover by taking the famous trail of ‘tire-poil’. The private estates are nestled in green settings in the middle of pine forests and on the waterfront. Far from the urban constructions, it is a place for the privileged. This little corner of paradise has attracted, since the middle of the 19th century, wealthy men who have built prestigious residences there. You will pass by the Château de la Garoupe, whose construction began in 1907, hidden behind a high stone wall and the many pine trees and you will see the Château de la Croë dating from 1927, which was, for a time, the residence of the Duke of Winsor. Towards the end of the trail, you will pass the Villa Eilenroc built between 1860 and 1867. It was donated to the city of Antibes by its last owner, Hélène Beaumont, in 1982.