A spirited beach resort within the city of Antibes, on the spectacular Côte d'Azur, Juan-les-Pins has everything you need for a spontaneous getaway: long, sandy beaches, a thriving nightlife, trendy shops, hotels and restaurants and a world-famous jazz festival.
A favourite of American visitors since the 1920s – not to mention celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Charlie Chaplin – the resort still boasts plenty of Art-Deco glamour, and makes for a lively counterpart to the quieter, historic streets of Antibe nearby. It's a great destination for couples, families and solo travellers alike to get a taste of these two sides of Riviera life.
If you plan to visit the area, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes – Juan-les-Pins is located around six miles from Nice International Airport, making for a smooth start to your beach holiday. Nearby you'll find a huge selection of local art galleries, stylish boutiques, cosy bars and outdoor dining terraces, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and mouthwatering Provençal cuisine against spectacular sea views.
The main beach at Juan-les-Pins runs for over a mile along the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast, lapped by the dazzling blue waves you'll only find on the French Riviera. It's the perfect spot for a leisurely swim or working on your tan, but active types can also try their hands at a variety of water sports, from scuba diving to parasailing.
To keep the good vibes flowing, families with children can spend some time amongst the pine trees of the le Parc de la Pinède. Younger visitors will enjoy running about the playground areas, as well as feeding the adorable squirrels! The Parc Exflora is another must-see: pause and breathe in the exquisitely fresh air, scented with over 330 plant species, and stroll along the half-kilometre "water path" of fountains, ponds and spouts that leads the way to the sea.
During the summer, you can also discover another side of Juan-les-Pins – that of the flamboyant "European New Orleans." Americans continue to flood to the region for the internationally renowned jazz festival Jazz à Juan, which each year brings together virtuoso jazz performers from all over the world. The main events take place outdoors on the seaside stage La Pinède Gould – an unforgettable experience for music lovers!
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