Top ChoiceSandwiches 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)...

Top ChoiceMarket 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 ChoiceInternational 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fusion in Antibes

La Badiane

The little side street behind Antibes' bus station has a clutch of great lunchtime restaurants, including this exotic Moroccan-tinged diner, which serves up yummy treats such as chicken tagine, crispy pastillas...

Monument in Antibes

Fort Carré

The impregnable 16th-century Fort Carré, enlarged by Vauban in the 17th century, dominates the approach to Antibes from Nice. It served as a border defence post until 1860, when Nice, until then in Italian hands,...

Deli in Antibes

La Ferme au Foie Gras

Just down the hill from the Marché Provençal, this heartwarming deli sells local goodies like charcuterie, cheeses and jams, and makes delicious gourmet sandwiches – with ingredients ranging from foie gras to...

Bar in Antibes

Absinthe Bar

Flirt with the green fairy in this convivial cellar, with original 1860 zinc bar, a few round tables and all the accessories (four-tapped water fountain, sugar cubes etc). Live piano music on Friday and Saturday...

Gardens in Antibes

Jardin Botanique de la Villa Thuret

In the centre of Cap d'Antibes, this serene, 3.5-hectare botanical garden was created in 1856 and showcases 2500 species – the perfect opportunity to study the sun-rich cape's lush and invariably exotic flora up...

Pub in Antibes

Hop Store

On a lively street lined with pubs, just inside the old ramparts, this grungy boozer is the place for a late-night pint. It's a favourite for expat crews working on the fancy yachts moored up in Antibes' harbour.

Bar in Antibes

Drinkers Club

The in-crowd flops off the beach (or yacht they're crewing on) and onto the pavement terrace of this buzzing lounge bar for early-evening cocktails, wine and bruschetta.

Beach in Antibes

Plage de la Gravette

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