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It is also within only 400 metres of beaches to both East and West. Many holiday accommodation advertisements say "within 5 minutes of the beach" but in reality that's driving time rather than walking time - this really is walking time to the beach here. It is very conveniently situated.
A friend who was there this year writes:
'The Antibes experience was relaxing and the accommodation very nice! The things I liked best were the building itself, places to walk to, including the beach of course, the convenience of the food market across the street, and the atmosphere of the Cap, also nearness of old Antibes and the choice of beaches. Lastly,if possible, I would like to reserve the upper apartment again for next year . . . Thanks again for your hospitality!'
You might see these:
but you don't need to drive one to be able to afford to come to stay
The apartment is on the ground floor on the side away from the road. It is two rooms and sleeps 2 + 2 with a double bedroom and a sofabed in the living room. There is a kitchen area with dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and cooker with a hob and oven. Whilst many tourist resorts are crowded with people, the Cap d'Antibes is quiet enough to really enjoy dining outside on the terrace.
Price: from 2000 francs (£200) per week depending on number of people and dates. Please email email@example.com - titling your email "Antibes" if you are interested and would like further details. Alternatively fax +44 1342 850864.
Below are some general photos of the area but if you would like to find out why this particular place is a very unusual and special opportunity, please click here for photos of the area and the Garoupe beachand others in this region of the south of France.
Here's other French holiday accommodation to rent and links to other European resorts
Here's the All France tourist information directory with an up to date weather map.
antibes.co.uk is a new and expanding site about this very traditional town much enjoyed for holidays. It is within easy distance of the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix. The site has links to Antibes information, holiday accommodation and a very handy directory of all the hotels in Antibes and Juan les Pins with addresses, telephone and fax numbers. A review of all the beaches in the area (Note: the Garoupe beach is near here) | The Cap d'Antibes, beaches, wedding celebrations, churches and museums (links include all sorts of things you'll see on the way) A good value restaurant near here on the Cap | The Quaint Streets of Antibes, town centre and Old Town | Cake shops | Chocolatiers | The Gardens of Eilen Roc (near here) | Local bus services - see the 2A | Maps including a map of the Cap | The Markets | Museums (link to the Fort Carre is particularly good) | Real estate and property to buy, villas and apartments around here | Shops (no ordinary places) | A tour therough the Town Squares from the bus station. If you print out this page and take it with you, you'll very easily find your way around |
Euro Rail is useful if you want to take your car to the south but don't want to drive that distance . . . Petrol and motorway tolls add up in any case. The journey is overnight from Dover or Ashford. Telephone 0990 848848 and be prepared to wait for them to attend to you . . . You can also buy TGV tickets from them.
By air, British Airways are expensive but there are often cheap deals. British Midland are goes as well as EasyJet from Luton. You can get a bus from the Airport to Place Charles de Gaulle and then telephone taxi 0613 103040 to take you up to the Cap if you don't want to take the 2A bus or you are arriving in the evening.