Visit Cap d'Antibes (Provence, France)
Visitors to the region don't usually stay on the Cap d'Antibes itself but rather in Antibes or Juan-les-Pins, but an exploration of the peninsula is highly recommended.
The Cap itself is largely covered with the gardens and villas of the rich and famous - for the large part you can't even see the villas, apart from tightly closed entrance gates. This is one of the most exclusive places on the Riviera to live, and I imagine also one of the most pleasant - the roads are empty and the views outstanding.
Exploring Cap d'Antibes
For those of us who can't afford a villa, the coast road around the Cap is very picturesque and also very popular with walkers and cyclists - it is about seven kilometres long in total and passes one or two small ports along the way.
A significant part of the coast around Cap d'Antibes is privately owned or inaccessible but there are a couple of publicly accessible beaches, for example, at Plages de la Garoupe and the beach at La Salis. There are other beaches that you can access for an entry charge.
Villa Thuret gardens
In the centre of the Cap d'Antibes peninsula and a little way from the coast you can visit the gardens of the Villa Thuret. With over 1600 species of plant, mostly from Mediterranean and hot temperate climates, the gardens cover more than three hectares and following the walkways around the garden you will see a wide selection of interesting plants including acacias, cypresses, palms, yuccas etc. A pleasant change from the bustle of the riviera it is also a nice shady respite if the weather is hot.
Lighthouse and chapel
At the highest point of the peninsula (on the Route du Phare) there is a lighthouse and a small chapel with a lovely name - the Chapel of Notre-Dame-des-Amoureux. Take a look in the chapel then climb to the top of the lighthouse for exceptionally far-reaching views across the coast and sea.
Photos taken within 10 km
Tourist classifications for Cap d'Antibes
Cap d'Antibes is classified as a
Address: Antibes, Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence, 6600 || GPS: latitude 43.54805043, longitude 7.131500244
Map of Cap d'Antibes & places nearby
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Cap d'Antibes, France
- Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret - remarkable garden (4km)
- Marineland d'Antibes - aquarium (7km)
- Cannes - ville fleurie 4* (10km)
- Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) - religious monument (10km)
- Parc Phœnix - zoo or wildlife park (15km)
- Parc du château de la Napoule - remarkable garden (15km)
- Nice - secteur sauvegarde (20km)
- Jardin botanique - remarkable garden (20km)
- Grasse - secteur sauvegarde (21km)
- Jardin de la Villa Fort de France - remarkable garden (22km)
Market days in Cap d'Antibes: Regular market(s) are held in Cap d'Antibes each Wednesday & every day except Monday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Cap d'Antibes (Francais)