| - The Lighthouse
and Nôtre Dame des Amoureux.
i Route du phare. Nôtre
Dame des Amoureux: 04 93 61 57 63.
At the top of Le Cap d'Antibes, you will
find a charming little place, lost amid maritime
pines, sheltering an old chapel, Nôtre Dame
des Amoureux, and the lighthouse.
place has been a spiritual place since the Vth
century, when the Sainte-Hélène worship started.
Nôtre Dame des Amoureux, has some very
nice statues, paintings, and an outstanding collection
is one of the most powerful of the Riviera.
|There, you can enjoy a panoramic view
on the cape and the Mediterranean sea, going from
the Lérins islands, the bay of Cannes, Juan
les Pins, the old Antibes and the ramparts, and
|The Lighthouse is open to public and
it is possible to climb on its top to enjoy a great
view of the Cap.
Panoramic view from Top of the lighthouse.
- The Beaches.
i Cap d'Antibes:
Baie de la Garoupe, Chemin de la Garoupe (private
beaches, one tiny public beach), Juan les Pins:
Bd du Maréachal Juin (public beaches), Bd Guillaumont
(private beaches), Antibes: La Salis, Bd James
Wyllie (public beach), Place de la Gravette, quai
Rambaud (public beach).
One of the main occupations while staying at Le
Cap d'Antibes: resting at the beach of course!
There are many sandy beaches at Le Cap d'Antibes
as well as in Juan les Pins or Antibes. Most of
them are private (see above). You usually rent
a mattress for 50 FF to 75 FF a day. Most of the
private beaches have restaurants, sometimes on
the beach itself (especially in Juan les Pins)
usually good, proposing provençale cuisine,
fresh fishes or seafood.
The main public beach is La Salis,
on the edge of Le Cap d'Antibes. Public beaches
are usually very crowded in the summer time.
View from a private beach at La Garoupe.
|- Le Chemin des Contrebandiers
(the smugglers path).
i Start at the end
of the Chemin de la Garoupe, after the beaches,
take Chemin de Tirepoil.
Le Chemin de Tirepoil, at the end of the Garoupe
One of the best walks to do while visiting Le
Cap d'Antibes. Starting on the end of the
Baie de la Garoupe, this walk is a charming
and wild little path going around the Cape. Between
the sky and the sea, you will see on your right
magnificent gardens and luxurious dwellings, on
your left the great blue Mediterranean sea with
nice creeks and beautiful rocks on which waves
Smugglers Path, Le Chemin des Contrebandiers.
|The walk is about 1.30
hour, not very easy, sometimes you have to walk
on sharp rocks. It is hot in summer, so good physical
condition and good shoes are strongly advised !
The beauty and wildness of the Smugglers Path,
Le chemin des contrebandiers.
|- The streets of the
Gardiole Bacon, Avenue de l'Antiquité,
Boulevard Nôtre Dame, Avenue des Pins
You may enjoy walking in the
magnificent streets of Le Cap d'Antibes, looking
at great dwellings hidden by maritime pines or
other exotic plants, and hiding themselves the
deep blue Méditerranée.
The streets of Le Cap d'Antibes
- Jardin Thuret
i Bd du Cap, Le
Cap d'Antibes, 04 93 67 88 00
Open from Monday to Friday.
If you would like to see some
exotic plants in a marvelous garden, that is the
place you need to go !
Les Jardins Thuret were founded
in 1865 when the famous botanist Thuret bought
a land and started to plant and study exotic species
from all over the world. Today, it is a famous
|- The Garoupe bay.
View from the Baie de la Garoupe on the
Well known from the beginning of the Cap d'Antibes,
La Baie de la Garoupe, offers charming
little beaches, most of them private, where you
can rent a mattress to spend the day. By clear
day you can see the Bay of Nice and the mountains
in the background.
- Villa Eilenroc.
Av. Mrs Beaumont, Le Cap d'Antibes, 04 93 67 74
Open only on Wednesday, except in July and August.
From 9am to 5pm. Free Entrance.
One of the most beautiful dwelling
of Le Cap d'Antibes, bought by the city and available
- Naval and Napoleonic
Avenue Kennedy, Le Cap d'Antibes, 04 93 61 45
32, every day 9:30am-12am and 2:15pm-6pm except
Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and October.
In a wonderful park, the Naval
and Napoleonic Museum hosts a various collection
of model ships, paintings, and marine objects
as well as personal mementos of Napoléon and his
- Antibes view.
Going along the coast on the east side of the
Cape, on Boulevard de Bacon, towards Antibes
You will have a very nice view
on The Old Antibes and the ramparts, where the
deep blue of Mediterranean Sea offers a striking
contrast with the snow of Southern Alps in the
background. Admiring that view, Guy de Maupassant,
a famous French Poet and great connoisseur of
the Mediterranean, found that is was the most
beautiful landscape he ever saw. On the right
side of the road, you will find tiny public creeks
where, under the shade of the maritime pines you
can stop and sit, rest, swim...