Top things to do in Antibes

Top Choice Sandwiches in Antibes

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Pelé

This branch of Jean-Luc Pelé's stellar Cannes bakery is a welcome addition to Antibes' lunch line-up. Gourmet bagels, wraps, soups, quiches and sandwiches come in all kinds of creative combos (€7.50 to €11) includin…
Top Choice Market in Antibes

Marché Provençal

A wonderful – and as its name hints, very Provençal – local market selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and local products like tapenade (olive spread), all housed under a wonderful cast-iron roof.
Top Choice International in Antibes


'Beef & Wine' is the strapline of this contemporary wine-bar-styled space, so that should give you some idea of the focus here. It's popular for its burgers, steaks in pepper or port sauce, and other grilled mea…
Historic Site in Antibes

Vieil Antibes

Ringed by sturdy medieval walls and criss-crossed with lanes and shady squares, old Antibes is a delightful place for a wander. The wonderful Marché Provençal is old Antibes' beating heart, sheltered by a 19th-centu…
Museum in Antibes

Musée Picasso

Picasso himself said, ‘If you want to see the Picassos from Antibes, you have to see them in Antibes'. The 14th-century Château Grimaldi was Picasso’s studio from July to December 1946 and now houses an excellent co…
Museum in Antibes

Musée National Picasso 'La Guerre et la Paix'

Picasso's everywhere in Provence, including this modern museum 7km west of Antibes, which centres around the artist's last great political work: the Chapelle La Guerre et La Paix (War and Peace Chapel), a collection…
French in Antibes


After years polishing his skills in double- and triple-starred Michelin restaurants, young chef Lucas Marini recently launched his own gastronomic venture in Vieil Antibes' pedestrian zone. Fresh seafood, local vegg…
Beach in Antibes

Plage de la Garoupe

This stretch of Cap d'Antibes was first raked clear of seaweed in 1922 by Cole Porter and American artist Gerald Murphy to create a sandy beach. Its golden sand is shared today by a small public beach overlooked by …
French in Antibes

Le Rocher

At weekends and in high season, reservations are essential at this good-value beach restaurant with waterside terrace overlooking Cap d'Antibes' legendary Plage de la Garoupe. Giant salads and gargantuan galettes (s…
French in Antibes

Le Zinc

Head uphill from the market and you shouldn't miss this titchy little bistro-cum-wine-bar – the tiny street terrace is usually full of diners, especially at lunchtime. It's good for classic bistro food, plus some gr…