Juan-les-Pins is a town and a health resort and spa in the commune of Antibes, in the Alpes-Maritimes, in southeastern France, on the Côte d’Azur. It is situated between Nice and Cannes, 13 kilometres (8 mi) from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
It is a major holiday destination popular with the international jet-set, with casino, nightclubs and beaches,which are made of fine grained sand, and are not straight, but instead are cut with small inlets.
Peter Sarstedt famously mentions Juan-les-Pins in his 1969 UK number one hit, “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)“; a portrait of a girl who becomes a member of the Euro jet-set. The song mentions that the girl spends her summer vacations in Juan-les-Pins.
“Golfe Juan” is the name of a pointillist painting done by Paul Signac, a French neo-impressionist, in 1896.
In Charles R. Jackson‘s novel The Lost Weekend, the main character, Don Birnam, mentions a holiday in Juan-les-Pins. In Alan Furst‘s novel “Kingdom of Shadows”, protagonist Nicholas Morath, his Argentine girlfriend Cara, and assorted friends spend early June 1938 in Juan-les-Pins.
Distance between different locations
The distance between Juan les Pins and the airport in Nice is about 22 km, Antibes about 3 km, Cannes about 13 km. From Juan-les-Pins to Central Nice is about 30 km and to Monaco about 50 km.
Juan-les-Pins has some of the longest and widest sandy beaches on the French Riviera. Many of the beaches are private beach clubs where you pay a fee of about 15-25 euros/day to get access to a sun bed and parasol. These clubs also have nice beach restaurants.
Get to the beach from the apartment:
Walk on the left side of the pool until you reach a large gate, go out through the gate, take to the right and go straight ahead. After a while you will see parking spaces and you will also see a tunnel under the railway on the right side of the parking. Take the tunnel and you are on the beach.
Juan Les Pins
Walk to Juan Les Pins:
Go out the same way as the “Road to the Beach”. Follow the road, after about 10-15 minutes you arrive at the village. The center of Juan Les Pins is quite compact with a lot of restaurants and several clothing stores.
Area in general:
There is a good grocery store in the area. It is located in the square opposite of Mc Donalds. On the square there are a few restaurants which are OK.