~ Antibes Attractions ~

Family Fun

Fort Carré

Route Bord de Mer (coast road)
Fort Carre photo
Port Vauban

The 16th century star-shaped fortress stands high on a peninsular with wonderful views over Port Vauban and Antibes. Even though the fortress is only open for guided tours there is a nice walk around the fort.
It is open for guided tours only which are every 30 minutes summer 10:00 - 18:00 winter 10:00 - 16:30 every day except Mondays and public holidays.

Marineland, Aquasplash & the Butterfly Park

306, avenue Mozart, RN 7 Antibes

Take the train to Biot (one stop from Antibes) and spend a family day at Marineland and Aquasplash. Marineland is the largest marine attraction in Europe and is host to the annual Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine (Underwater Images competition). Dolphins, orca, sea-lions and other sea life with daily shows.
Open every day of the year with 2-3 shows daily (depending on the season). Aquasplash has several pools, 13 waterslides including the Black Cannon (the fastest waterslide in France), a wave pool and many other attractions. There are snack bars and a shop.
Open June to September from 10:00 - 19:00

Opposite Marineland is Antibesland ammusement park (on the Route de Biot).

Le Petit Train

Petit Train photo

Great fun for adults and children alike.
Leaves from place des Martyrs de la Résistance and winds through the narrow streets of Old Antibes, passing the Provencal market, Port Vauban and continuing to Juan les Pins.

Visiobulle from Juan les Pins

Ponton Courbet, bd Guillaumont, Juan les Pins

A sub-aqua view of the sea around the Cap d'Antibes, via a glass-bottomed boat. Departs from Ponton Courbet, bd Guillaumont (near the Juan le Pins tourist office), and travels around to the southern tip of Cap d'Antibes before returning to Juan les Pins. Trip time approx. 1 hour. Cost €12 children €6 Operates from April to September. More information from Le Visiobulle website.


Museums & Galleries

Combined tickets are available from the tourist office for the museums and Fort Carré.

Musée Picasso

Château Grimaldi, 06600 Antibes
Open daily 10:00 - 12 & 15:00 - 19:00 except Tuesday

Housed in the Ch√Ęteau Grimaldi on the ramparts above the port is one of the greatest Picasso collections. Picasso spent 1946 painting here and gave the museum all the work he'd done here: 24 paintings, 80 pieces of ceramics, 44 drawings, 32 lithographs, 11 oils on paper, 2 sculptures, and 5 tapestries. As well as Picasso's works a gallery of contemporary art also exhibits the art of Léger, Joan Miró, Ernst, and Calder.

Musee Naval et Napoléon (Napoleonic Museum)

Batterie du Graillon
Bd J-F Kennedy
06160 Juan-les-Pins

Opening times in summer (mid June to Mid September) 10:00 - 18:00, winter (mid September to mid June) 10:00 - 16:30 Closed Mondays and public holidays


Markets

Marché Provençal

Cours Massena

An authentic Provençal covered market in the heart of Antibes. Fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers every morning (except Mondays in winter).

Artisanal - Marché Provençal

Cours Massena

Arts and crafts from 15:00. Easter to September every afternoon except Mondays. September to Easter Friday & Sunday afternoons.

Foire (clothing market)

Rue Fontvieille, behind the post office

Brocante

Place Jacques Audiberti, between the Porte Marine and the Place Massena.

Every Thursday

Antique Markets

Thursdays - Boulevard d'Aguillon (opposite the yacht harbour)
Saturdays - Place Nationale in the old town