Antibes

City

Study French in the Côte d'Azur with 300 days of sunshine a year

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Antibes is the second busiest city in the area and offers an idyllic location on glamorous Côte d’Azur: an upmarket yet traditional and laid-back place to learn French.

Sheltered by its 16th-century ramparts, Antibes has sandy beaches, an attractive harbour, a charming historic centre of narrow winding streets, and course, the glistening Mediterranean right on its doorstep!

Antibes has an exceptional location with 25 km of sandy beaches and 300 days of sunshine a year.

Why Antibes is the best city to live and study French in France

  • Antibes has the biggest marina in the Mediterranean sea.
  • Antibes is located in the heart of the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur).
  • Juan Les Pins is a few minute’s walk.
  • Museum of Picasso.
  • The nice airport is a 15-minute drive.
  • The city of Guy de Maupassant.
  • The city of Jules Verne.
  • There are trains to Cannes, Nice, Monaco, or Italy, and Saint Tropez is a 70-minute boat ride.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions, and things to do and see in Antibes

  • Archaeological Museum.
  • Botanical Garden of Villa Thuret.
  • Chapel Saint-Bernardin.
  • Fort Carré.
  • Garoupe Lighthouse.
  • Jazz Festival.
  • Napoule castle.
  • Nomade at the Bastion Saint-Jaume.
  • Notre Dame de Bon Port la Garoupe.
  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea Cathedral.
  • Old town.
  • Peynet Museum.
  • Phœnix park.
  • Picasso Museum.
  • Port Vauban.
  • Sainte-Marguerite Island.
  • Tire-Poil trail.
  • Villa Eilenroc.
  • Visit Cannes.
  • Visit Nice.

Most important events and festivals in Antibes

  • Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque (PACA) in January.
  • Pain, Amour & Chocolat Festival in February.
  • Napoleon's Landed in March.
  • Antibes Art Fair - Antiques & Modern Art in April.
  • Antibes Yacht Show in April.
  • Floralies d'Antibes in May.
  • Festival des Heures Musicales in May.
  • Antibes Rally in May.
  • Les Voiles d'Antibes in June.
  • Festival Nuits Carrées in June.
  • Fête de la Musique in June.
  • Bastille Day in July.
  • Jazz at Juan in July.
  • Nuits du Sud Festival in July.
  • Feast of Saint Peter in July.
  • Musical Fireworks Festival in August.
  • Festival d'Art Sacré in September.
  • Grande Braderie in September.
  • Festi'PAL in September.
  • European Heritage Days in September.
  • Jammin' Juan in October.
  • Salon du Vin et de la Gastronomie in October.
  • Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes in November.
  • Salon du Sucre et du Chocolat in November.
  • Noël at Christmas.
  • New Year's Eve.

Location

CityAntibes
CountryFrance
Population (hab)72,915
Latitude43.580947
Longitude7.122618
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)9

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Centre International d’Antibes CIA

Centre International d’Antibes CIA

Idyllic location for a recognized French school in Antibes, France

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