Antibes in April

Sep 13th, 2006, 01:54 PM
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Antibes in April

We're thinking about spending a week in Antibes next April. But, we don't have a clue as to the weather or the "Offness" of the "Off Season". Will it be dead as a doornail?

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
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Sep 16th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Sep 16th, 2006, 10:06 AM
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We spent a week on the Riviera, including a couple of days in Antibes, in April (possibly March?) and it was anything but dead. An excellent time to be there. Cool, but not cold, weather. Lively, with everything open. You needn't worry.
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Sep 16th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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I agree with Cimbrone...we were there last April (early) and it was delightful, great 70-degree (F) weather and certainly not dead....

Stu T.
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Sep 16th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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We've been there in April a few times and have enjoyed it. You might get a little rain, which didn't bother us--we're from Seattle, so it wouldn't , but there were less tourists and it wasn't dead in the least.
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Sep 19th, 2006, 07:58 AM
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That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks.

Any thoughts on things to do would also be greatly appreciated.
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Sep 19th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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Explore the old town

See the cathedral

Do the food and antiques markets on their respective days

And something I did that I loved was I rented a bicycle in nearby Juan le Pins and biked the Cap d'Antibes where the gorgeous homes are and where F. Scott Fitzgerald and his crowd stayed in the 20's. The Chapel of La Garoupe is there and worth seeing.

If you have a week, I hope you are planning to take the train or bus to some other towns like Nice and St. Paul de Vence. It would also be easy to visit the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Doing a daytrip to Aix-en-Provence is also possible. Don't know where you've already been or how much traveling you want to do.

Hope this helps!
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Sep 19th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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And try to eat at La Jarre. We had read all about this very romantic restaurant with terrace seating, but it was the one place that was closed when we were there. Maybe you'll be lucky.
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Before you go, read "Everybody Was So Young," the story of the American ex-pats in the 1920's who spent part of the year in and near Juan-les-Pins. Fascinating stuff.
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