Welcome to Juan-les-Pins
The beach resort of Juan-les-Pins, 2km southwest of Antibes, was famously the home of F Scott Fitzgerald, who lived here with his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie in 1926–27 (their house is now a posh hotel). The waterfront draws steady crowds of beachgoers in summer, along with music fans who descend en masse for the Jazz à Juan festival in July. In winter it's a much sleepier place, where groups of locals play boules under the eponymous pines in Jardin de la Pinède, the city's favourite park.
The Spanish-looking 'Juan' in the town's name is actually derived from Provençal, and it's pronounced 'zhoo-ahn'.