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Nice Itinerary help! (I know...not another one!) Pls. review :)

Jun 5th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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The dates for Jazz a Juan are July 12-22 and I highly recommend this event. Ray Charles, among others, populated it at one time. Here is one link to more information about it:
http://www.antibesjuanlespins.com/ac...~25~lang~2.htm
As for beaches in Antibes, we live 500 meters from Plage (means "beach" in French) de la Salis and it is beautiful. Beaches here are very shallow from the sidewalk to the water as compared to California and Florida, so they get crowded fast. It is a public beach and very clean. Closer to the Old Town, there is Plage de la Gravette, a public horse shoe shaped beach and very nice, too. It is right next to the port. On the Cap d'Antibes (a very fancy area where all of the mansions are located), Plage de la Garoupe is famous and very lovely. It is both public and private with chair and umbrella rentals. Some of the beach at Garoupe fronts restaurants, but they are PRICEY. If you do get to Garoupe, you MUST take the beautiful walk around the Cap. It is along the Sea and takes about two hours. Absolutely gorgeous!
If you are taking the train, the closest beach is Gravette in the Old Town--15 minutes to walk, tops. Salis is not far from Gravette, a wonderful 20 minute walk along the ramparts and along the Sea and past Plage Ponteil (another public beach). Garoupe is another 25 minutes to walk along the Sea beyond Salis.
As for restaurants with views in Antibes, there is "Les Vieux Murs" meaning "The Old Walls" as it is located on the ramparts. We have never eaten there as their specialty is seafood and my husband is a carnivore. Another popular and fancy one is Bacon, but again it is seafood and so we have not been there. There are lots of other choices near the water, so let me know what you like and I will help more.
In Juan Les Pins, you can eat literally on the beach with the sand on your feet. Lots of places to choose from, but you are definitely paying for the location!
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