Antibes has excellent connections, with a railway station located in the centre of the town. This offers links to Nice, Cannes, Marseille and Paris, as well as other destinations. Many choose to drive along coastal roads from Cannes and Nice on the RN7 and RN98. The nearest airport is Nice, only a bus or taxi ride from town.
Regional produce including vegetables, cheese and fish can be found in abundance at the market on Cours Massena in the Old Town. Here you can also buy ‘socca’, a traditional pancake made from chick-peas and flour, and cooked in a wooden oven. There are also many restaurants serving haute-cuisine, especially in the hotels of the Cap d’Antibes.
Antibes is famed for its jazz festival, Jazz à Juan, which draws in visitors from across the world. One of the oldest festivals in Europe, it has played host to some big names, including the Jazz Crusaders, Bobby McFerrin and Norah Jones to name a few. The backdrop of the breath-taking sunset means people return year after year.
Pablo Picasso stayed in Antibes in 1946, after having visited a number of years earlier. He resided at what was then known as Chateau Grimaldi, where he produced a number of important art works. He donated many of these to the town, and these are now held in the renamed Picasso Museum, a must-see for lovers of art.