Spacious 3rd floor modern apartment in old character building in the centre of Antibes old town. An apartment of 100m2 with two double bedrooms with air conditioning.
Immediate access to the vibrant daily provincial market (fresh vegetables, flowers, fish...) with many cafes, restaurants and the ancient citadel walls of the romantic old town.
The apartment is finished to a high standard overlooking the famous Cours Masséna (with double glazing to keep things quiet when required). The master bedroom is upstairs with white marble en-suite bathroom and large skylight.
Open plan kitchen lounge connected to dining area with corner office desk.
Projector for cinema style DVDs with surround sound in the lounge.
The apartment entrance is directly opposite a studio apartment which is separately available for rental, accommodating a further 2 guests.
New modern kitchen equipped with dishwasher & washing machine.
New modern bright bathrooms with large showers.
New sofas, dining tables and chairs.
200m walk from the beach, 50m from the old town sea wall with its dramatic sea views through to the Alps and the Cap d'Antibes.
Excellent walks around Antibes old town, the largest yacht marina on the Mediterranean Sea. (frequented by Roman Abramovich's vessels and other billionaires), the Fort Carré and the Cap d'Antibes.
50m from the Picasso Museum in the Grimaldi mansion.
Extracts from our printed guide leaflet: There is a lot to do and see in Antibes for a short visit so that a hire car is not really necessary. The train also provides an easy way to explore other places along the coast. East to Biot, Cagnes, Nice, Villefranche, Beaulieu, Eze, Monaco, Menton and Ventimiglia. West to Juan Les Pins, Cannes and Grasse. A car is only required if you want to explore inland, especially the famous old “perched” villages. The Picasso museum in the sea facing Grimaldi Chateau is just the other side of the old town ramparts 50m from the apartment. Picasso lived and worked in the Chateau for a period when he was into Ceramics. The museum has an excellent terrace looking out to sea.
There are often spectacular views of the Maritime Alpes beyond Nice in the morning from the sea wall by the Cathedral and Museum.
There are many of the worlds largest motor yachts in the marina (the biggest pleasure marina in the Mediterranean). Golfers have a choice of more than 15 courses within a 20-km radius.
Other beaches and coastal walk: The other side of the Cap d'Antibes has some beaches too. If one side of the Cap is breezy and rough the other is usually calm and clear. Also, “Juan Les Pins” (where apparently Brigitte Bardot wore the first bikini in the 50s), which is effectively connected to Antibes but is on other side of the Cap has long sandy beaches.
There is a spectacular coastal walk around the end of the Cap that can be reached from the parking at Plages de la Garoupe. In season there is a bus service.
Restaurants: There are tens of excellent restaurants within a few minutes walk of the apartment, and several just seconds away. Just a few doors up the road from the apartment are excellent little restaurants, such as Le Comptoir and Le Tour Ancienne. The chefs are amazing and match many Michelin starred restaurants for quality and presentation at a fraction of the cost. 'La Taverne du Safranier' in the hidden away square in the Safranier quarter a few minutes walk down pretty little streets - its a bit rustic but very authentic. 'Vauban' in Rue Thuret offers superb quality food with amazingly good value fixed priced menus - the chefs tasting menu is to die for. 'Les Vieux Murs' by the sea wall 50m from the apartment for open air dining with a view. A bit pricey but a wonderful treat. Local favourite Brulot's is busy, great value and surprisingly good with some excellent Provence specialities on the menu as well as pasta and pizza. The restaurant stays open very late and will often be serving food well past 11pm....Read more
Antibes Old Town - 2 Bedroom Apartment Antibes, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
In the centre of Antibes old town with its many restaurants, bars and cafés. Looking out on the citadel walls that enclose the Grimaldi mansion where the Picasso museum is located.
Ideally located within 20mins of Nice airport and in between Cannes and Monaco both of which are easily accessed by fast and cheap coastal train service. Also many other stunning locations to visit just minutes away by train such as Biot, Villefranche, Nice old town, Menton, Ventimiglia, Grasse, Mandelieu, La Napoule, Juan Les Pins, etc. A short drive in from the coast there are many beautiful 'perched' villages such as Mougins, St Paul, Eze, La Turbie, Gourdon.
Many top quality golf courses are within a 20 minute drive.
The extensive ski resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron (many red and black runs for the more experienced) are just an hour and a half drive into the Alps allowing a morning on the slopes and afternoon on the beach. Please request a map showing the exact location of the apartment and a written guide to Antibes old town and nearby place.
“Clean and bright in the heart of the old town charm”
Left on 05/07/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 7, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
Our family of 4 - two teenage children - had the great pleasure of staying in the 2 bdrm apartment for 4 weeks in July 2012. It is well equipped, has a modern layout in excellent condition and is right in the heart of old antibes. Recommended for those who want everything at their doorstep; with the market outside the front door, innumerable restaurants and cafes within 5 mins walk and the beaches only slightly farther away there is no need for a car at all. Of course being so close to the action means it can get a bit noisy with all the windows open. The windows are of excellent quality so it is easy to escape the noise by closing them and using the aC units but we found that leaving them open to the vibrancy outside was part of the joy of being there. Our 4 weeks there positively flew by and we would return at the drop of a hat. The owner is very responsive to emails and his manager in antibes is both charming and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this apartment to other families with older children (the stairs to the second floor bedroom would not be safe for toddlers) or two couples who want to get away and enjoy the life of antibes and the area.
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