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Wonderful villas and flats for sale in Antibes
Looking for an apartment or luxury villa for sale in Antibes Juan les Pins but want to learn about the area first, here's some information about this beautiful area on the Riviera which we think you'll find useful.
Antibes, Juan les Pins is one of the best well known Côte d'Azur resorts which is situated between Nice (20 kms) and Cannes (12 kms) on the French Riviera. Juan les Pins is a very popular town that offers exciting nightlife with fashionable night clubs, casino and even night shopping ... Antibes in comparison is more of a day time place which is quieter and offers a variety of restaurants, cafés, theaters, bars and piano bars, classy hotels and private clubs.
The Cap d'Antibes is known as the diamond of the French Riviera, follow the sign posted path which takes you along the coastline and into an immense and immaculate park and you'll understand why. Of course, Cap d'Antibes is also home to a number of billionaire chateaux and prestigious residences. The famous 'Eden Roc hotel' has the reputation of being the most beautiful hotel in the entire world.
Until the 1900's, Antibes was the only main town between Marseille and the Italian border. It was the only town on the coast protected by ramparts, and has managed to conserve historic monuments from every period in its heritage. For example, the Chateau, bastion and towers have all today been transformed into a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archeology Museum and museum of traditional crafts and local culture.
The historic town center is better visited on foot allowing to soak on its particular atmosphere with pretty squares and typical narrow streets. You will get the feeling that time has stopped as you walk around enjoying the charming craft workshops and boutiques with their sun-faded façades or by the beautiful aromas of freshly simmering dishes emanating from the open doors.
The beaches of the Antibes area consists of 25 km of coastline where pebble beaches give way to fine sandy beaches (some public and others private), secluded (some) secret creeks and 5 ports (Vauban, Galice, Crouton, Olivette and Salis). Not many people know that Port Vauban is the largest pleasure boat port in Europe; obviously with so much water and sea around you, it goes without saying that Antibes offers you every kind of water sports you can think of.
Last but not least, the legendary jazz festival has brought the stars to Antibes for many years; from Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane, or Miles Davis and the sublime Ella ... they've all played their cool stuff here.
This year, the oldest running jazz festival in Europe, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The prestigious international jazz festival Antibes 'Jazz à Juan' will pay tribute to the famous jazz musicians who have played on the mythical Pinède Gould stage since 1960.
The main program will take place over a two week period in July 2010 where major jazz stars combined with several international jazz festival venues will pay tribute to Antibes' Juan les Pins Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary.
Performing jazz artists this year include the Creme de la Creme in Jazz music, including; George Benson, David Sanborn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paco de Lucia, Keith Jarett, Diana Krall, Marcus Miller, Monty Alexander and Chuco Valdes, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Maceo Parker, Manu Katché, Liz Mc Comb, and many more ...