Eating Out & The Local Area

Eating out & the local area in Golfe Juan

 

Introduction

Vallauris & Golfe-Juan is the capital of ceramic art and pottery in the heart of the French Riviera.  It has strong historical links with Napoleon, Picasso and Jean Marais. This is a small, traditional, community based Cote d’Azur town with sandy beaches and two bustling, busy ports.
Golfe Juan remains essentially a small village by the sea, with a warm and relaxing atmosphere. You can’t help but fall in love with this place.

 

Eating out in Golfe Juan

The snack “Au bout du monde”: ideal for lunch, very good quality / price ratio. The snack has a terrace on the edge of the harbor overlooking the dive boats. It is right next to the dive centre.
Chez Gigi: Italian restaurant on the harbor where the products are always fresh and good quality. The value for money is excellent.
La Cigale du Golfe: Lebanese Restaurant. If you like vegetables and spices, that is for you!
Le Saint Pierre: Traditional provencal cuisine. This restaurant on the edge of the old port of Golfe-Juan is an institution. All local fishermen meet each other there. The food is generous.

 

Eating out & the local area in Antibes / Juan Les Pins

 

Introduction

Juan Les Pins has a great atmosphere and buzzing centre, home to a number of great bars, nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques. Antibes equally has a great atmosphere, with a significant British influence. The Old Fort, the Picasso museum and the markets are other notable highlights.

To get a good feel for Antibes as a destination we recommend that you visit www.antibes.co.uk a basic but image heavy site that provides a faithful representation of the town.

 

General

Antibes-Juan les Pins is one of the most well known resorts on the Côte d’Azur, located between Nice (20 km) and Cannes (12km). Antibes has an interesting character mixing, events and innovation.

The Cap d’Antibes is a small piece of paradise and provides a good walk by heading for the sign-posted path which follows the coastline. It is home to a number of millionaires’ chateaux, dream residences, and the famous “Eden Roc” hotel which is reputed to be the most beautiful hotel in the world and can be found at the point of the “Cap”.

 

History

For a long time Antibes was the only large town between Marseilles and Italy. It was the only town on the coast to be protected by ramparts, and thus it has managed to conserve historic monuments from each period in its heritage. The Chateau, Bastion and Towers are today a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archeology Museum and Museum of Traditional Crafts and Local Culture.

Many treasures can be found in the historic town centre. It is a good idea to visit this part of town on foot allowing you to take in the atmosphere, meandering between pretty squares and along narrow streets. There are a number of craft workshops open to the public and numerous boutiques dealing in all manner of specialties.

 

Beach resort

Antibes/Juan Les Pins and the immediately surrounding area boasts 25 km of coastline incorporating pebble and fine sandy beaches (public and private), secluded creeks and five ports (Vauban, Galice, Crouton, Olivette and Salis). For those of that enjoy walking amongst the quays admiring boats this is pretty much paradise! Port Vauban is the largest pleasure boat port in Europe and is home to some truly unbelievable vessels.

 

Festival Town

For over 40 years the legendary “Jazz à Juan” jazz festival has brought the stars to Antibes. It still goes on, and the famous pine trees lining the beachfront promenade are still the rendezvous for headlining Jazz musicians and the stars of tomorrow.

 

Eating out in Antibes

Le Brûlot Pasta: Traditional Provencal and Italian cuisine, 3 rue Frédéric ISNARD, 06600 Antibes, +33 (0)4 93 34 19 19  WebSite.
Albert 1er: Fish & Seafood restaurant, 46 Boulevard Albert 1er, 06600 Antibes, 04 93 34 33 54, Website.

Eating out in Juan Les Pins

Lou Ciapacan: Modern Provencal & French, good value and good service, 17 avenue Doctor Dautheville, 06160 Juan-Les-Pins,+33 (0)4 93 67 07 82, Website.
Le Pousse Pousse: Asian restaurant, 12 rue Docteur Dautheville, 06160 Juan-Les-Pins,+33 (0)4 93 61 41 99, Website.

Going out in Antibes

L’Absinthe Bar: 25 cours Massénat, 06600 Antibes. +33 (0)493349300, Website.

The Blue Lady (English Pub): Rue Lacan, 06600 Antibes. +33 (0)493344100, Website.

The Quays Irish Bar Antibes : 6 Blvd d’Aguillon, 06600, Antibes. Rue Lacan.  +33 (0)493645438

 

Going Out in Juan-Les-Pins

Le Crystal: Carrefour de la Joie, 06160 Juan-Les-Pins, +33 (0)4 93 61 02 51, Website.

Visiting Antibes & around
  • Strolling through the old town of Antibes and the Picasso Museum.
  • A long walk around the Cap d’Antibes.
  • Ferry day trip over to Les Iles de Lerins.
  • Checking out the Superyachts on the International Yacht Club Quay at Port Vauban.
  • Hire a Vespa in Golfe Juan and go exploring the Esterel and the Corniche d’Or.
  • Heading for the hills, notably Gourdon, north of Grasse.
  • Shopping in Cannes.
  • Visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
  • Wander in the flower market in Nice (30 minutes)