Villa Eilenroc


This beautiful Cap d'Antibes villa, designed in 1867 for a Dutchman who scrambled the name of his wife, Cornélie, to come up with the villa's name, has seen better days – its scantily furnished interior lacks glamour. But a stroll around its 11-hectare park with rosary, olive grove and aromatic garden is evocative of its belle-époque heyday. Down by the water below the villa, Plage de Galets is a bijou pebble cove well worth a dip and/or sun-kissed siesta.

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1. Plage de la Garoupe

0.66 MILES

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…

2. Jardin Botanique de la Villa Thuret

1.26 MILES

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3. Plage de la Salis

1.69 MILES

This beach, with unbeatable views of old Antibes and the Alps, is 20 minutes from Antibes.

4. Musée Picasso

2.43 MILES

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5. Cathédrale d'Antibes

2.45 MILES

Antibes' cathedral was built on the site of an ancient Greek temple, and has an impressive neoclassical façade (currently undergoing renovation). Its tall…

7. Vieil Antibes

2.46 MILES

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…

8. Plage de la Gravette

2.57 MILES

Right in the centre of Antibes, you’ll find Plage de la Gravette, a small patch of sand by the remparts (ramparts).