To do in the region

Juan Les Pins is located in region of Provence Alpes Cote d’azur (PACA) department of Alpes-Maritimes, a stunning region with hot summers and mild winters. There are endless possibilities for excursions and activities. We will try to present as many suggestions as possible here on our page.


Interesting places

Antibes:

Easiest way to go to Antibes is to take bus 1. Get off at the big square in Antibes and walk towards the old town. The old town of Antibes is very nice, as is the recently refurbished Picasso Museum. If you like boats, go to the Antibes port.

Cannes:

Rent apartments on French River

Cannes near the Croisette

Take the bus 200 towards Cannes and go to the end stop.
The old town is in front of you, up on the hills of Cannes, the Festival Palace
and the Croisette is behind you on the other side of the port.

Rue Du Antibes is a really nice shopping street . Rue d’Antibes runs from the city centre to the North.

Other excursion destinations:

Vallauris

if you are interested in ceramics.

Biot

if you like hand made glass objects and other crafts, handmade bags, etc.

Grasse

is a pleasant village up in the mountains, famous for production of perfumes.

Fragonard:

The Perfume museum with very nice free guided tours. Located in the centre of Grasse

More information HERE

Nice

Renting a property on the French Riviera

Nice

is a big city in
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’azur (PACA) on the Mediterranean coast and
also called French Riviera.
To Nice you can either go by bus 200 or commuter train.

More information HERE

Villefranche-sur-Mer

First village after Nice, built at the far end of the Bay west of Cap Ferrat. Has often been used to record pirate movies. There are very narrow streets and big altitude differences.

Mandelieu-La-Napoule

On the western edge of Cannes, it contains a small square, right next to the train station with really nice restaurants.


Suggestions for excursions

Saint Cassien

A lake located about 1 hour drive from Juan Les Pins towards Fayence.

More information HERE

Esterel

A mountain massif located between Mandelieu and Fréjus. There are many hiking trails here. But if you do not like to hike you can take a trip by car along the coast and admire the beautiful nature.

More information HERE

Lerins Islands – St Marguerite and St Honorat

2 Islands outside Cannes.

More information HERE

St Marguerite

An amazing island with nice beaches. Worth a visit! Takes about 30 minutes by boat from Cannes.
More information HERE

St Honorat

The island is known for its monastery which was originally founded around the year 400 by a monk named Honorat. The monastery has at times been a significant power factor and landowner in the region. Today there are once again monks living on the island. Among other things, they make a living from growing red and white wine, also sold in a shop at island. If you are interested in wine, it is definitely worth to visit St Honorat and taste the wines, even if they are quite expensive.

More information HERE

Marineland:

Antibes
Family Park outside Antibes. There are both an amusement park and a zoo.

More information HERE


Museums in the region

Villa & Jardin Ephrussi de Rotschild

06 230 St Jean Cap Ferrat

A beautiful palace with stunning gardens on the French Riviera located at Cap Ferrat.

More information HERE

Fondation Maeght

623, chemin des gardets
06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Tel: + 33 4 93 32 81 63

Fondation Maeght is a museum of modern and contemporary art on the French Riviera, situated in a park and with modern architecture. It is located a few hundred metres from the village of Saint-Paul de Vence in the south of France, about 20 km west of Nice

More information HERE

Musée Picasso

Place Mariejol
06600 Antibes
Tel: + 33 4 92 90 54 28

The Museum Picasso is a municipal art museum in Antibes, which has a permanent collection of works by Picasso, mainly from paintings and sketches between years 1946 – 1947 and painted pottery from the late 1940 century.

More information HERE

Chapel de Matisse

466 Avenue Henri Matisse
06140 Vence

Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence is a small Catholic chapel belonging to the Dominican nuns. The chapel is located in the village of Vence, 12 km north of Nice on the French Riviera.

More information HERE

Musée Marc Chagall

36 Avenue Dr Ménard
06000 Nice
Tel: + 33 4 93 53 87 20

National Museum of Marc Chagall Art.

More information HERE


Markets

You can find the Provençal markets in Provençal cities of France. For example in Antibes, Sorgues and Bedion. You can find the Provençal markets in Provençal cities of France. For example in Antibes, Sorgues and Bedion. There are a lot of Provencal products and gourmet ingredients on the markets.

Market in Antibes

1828 Cours Masséna
06600 Antibes

Opening hours:
September – May
Tuesday – Sunday 06:00 – 13:00

June – August
Every day 06:00 – 13:00

Market Forville in Cannes

Rue du marché Forville
06400 Cannes

Parking near the market
La Ferrage
Suquet – Forville

Opening hours:
15 September – 14 June
Tuesday – Friday: 7:00 – 13:30
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 – 14:30

15 June – 14 September
Tuesday – Sunday: 7:00 – 14:30

Market Cours Saleya i Nice

Cours Saleya
06300 NICE

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 06:00-13:00


Vineyards

The Bellet wines from Nice

There are only 10 vineyards on the hills behind Nice. If you are interested in wine, you should really visit some of them.

Vineyards:

Coteaux-Varois-en-Provence

Typical rosé wines from Provence

There are many vineyards in that area. You can go to Draguignan and the area around has a lot of vineyards. Just follow the signs.

Côtes de Provence

Provencal wines, specialty are the rosé wines but they also produce a lot of red wines.

The region stretches between Bandol, Cassis, St Tropez.

Côte du Rhone – Great red wines

Located a little further away from the coast, about 2-3 hours journey by car towards Avignon. There are a lot of vineyards in the area. Rhone valley is famous for their red wines.

More information HERE