Antibes Yacht Charters
Located in the heart of the French Riviera, the quaint town of Antibes takes yacht charter guests a step back in time; one where the large history of the destination is paralleled only by its luxury and grandeur.
A playground for the rich and famous – fitting, considering it is part of the Côte d’Azur – Antibes is characterized by its beautiful coastline, A-list visitors, yacht-filled harbors and the sapphire-blue waters of the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Floating amidst a backdrop of the snow-capped French Alps, the Cap d’Antibes, a peninsula that splits the Bay of Cannes and the Baie des Anges, is dotted with countless Provençale restaurants, soft sand beaches and elegant spas.
From hiking along the rocky cliffs and bubbling brooks of Smugglers Path, to slowly wandering through Cap d’Antibes’ exclusive, villa-lined streets, Antibes offers plenty to do and see. For a panoramic view of the French Riviera, yacht charter guests can climb to the top of the famed lighthouse adjacent to the picturesque Nôtre Dame des Amoureux – it is rumored to have one of the best views of the entire Côte d’Azur.
Things to Do and See in Antibes
At the center of Antibes, the Vieille Ville, or “Old Town,” offers yacht charter guests a snapshot of antiquity. Stretching from the old fishing port to the Place du Safranier, the Old Town is dotted with quaint cobblestone streets, Medieval churches, the historic Château Grimaldi, an iconic ancient archway, and market stalls overflowing with fruits and vegetables brought in by the local harvest. Should you choose to end your day in this historic haven, do so by wandering along the embankment of Promenade Amiral de Grasse – it is home to the city’s raved-about horizon views.
Considered Europe’s largest yacht harbor, one that even houses its own heliport, Port Vauban was designed with the world’s most extravagant yachters in mind. Just steps away from the Old Town, this natural harbor-turned-fortified-port, today, houses a lavish collection of visitors: like Russian oil businessman Roman Abramovich’s Ecstasea and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Octopus.
Beaches of Juan les Pins
From the eastern Port Gallice to Vallauris-Golf Juan, in the west, the coast of Juan-les-Pins is characterized by idyllic beaches, private restaurants, local fishermen selling their daily catch and the calm, translucent waters of the enchanting Mediterranean Sea. Like the tourists and inhabitants that frequent them, the plentiful beaches of Juan-les-Pins each have their own reputation – two of which are Plage du Pont Dulys, which is known for its water sports amenities, and Grand Plage, famous for its views of both the distant Iles de Lerins and the Esterel mountains.