This nightclub faces the Jardin les Pinedes and doesn't open until midnight. We arrived 10 mins before it opened, saw the miniscule line of people waiting, but still had to wait a half hour to get in because the bouncer was letting people in at a trickle pace, in order to pretend this was some exclusive bar that was hard to get into. Cover charge was 16euro, which included a watered down well drink. The interior of the club looks ratty, and 10 years overdue for remodeling. The layout of the club is a small triangle, with the dancefloor being a tiny wedge at one vertex. There's a large cordoned VIP area in the middle and there are tables along the sides, but don't think of sitting there because they're reserved for people who buy bottles (not that this is clearly marked anywhere, but the staff will get up in your face about it). Basically, the cover charge doesn't entitle you to anything more than a standing place in the club, since everything else you get knocked down from the minute someone with more money decides they want it. Music selection started off good, with the DJ ineptly adding scratch and tweak effects, but after an hour the DJ started switching each song randomly between rap, merengue, pop, banghra and Moroccan music, with nonexistent transitions. Terrible and overrun with young, rich people who don't know a good nightclub from a hole in the wall. Not worth your time at all.
Dress Code: people dressed sharply, mostly in black. No shorts, T-shirts, or anything else resembling beachwear.
Pam Pams: A fun but expensive night
A fun night was had in Pam Pams - a themed bar with dancing cabaret dancers wearing lots of feathers. Suitable for couples, friends or families.
Beware - cocktails are expensive (about €8 before 10 and €11 later on...watch for the increase in time/prices!!) and quite strong!!..but hey, you're on holiday after all!!
Popcorn and tapas style snacks were provided...(that'll make the €11 per drink seem more bearable!?!?)
A fun night - but it can be pricey.
Helios Beach bar / restaurant: Romantic Bar
We spent a lot of time at this bar / restaurant. Food is pricey here compared to in the town - it is literally on the beach and you pay for the view - but it is a great view!!
By day it is a beautiful place to have lunch and watch the world stroll by. We followed lunch with a couple of gin and tonics, relaxing on one of their sofas on the beach.
By evening the bar/restaurant becomes the most romantic place we found in Juan les Pins - and evening was probably my favourite time to visit this bar. It had the feel of being a little shack on the beach - one side is fully open straight onto the pristine sands. views over the beach, comfy sofas, dark wooden carved walls, little red lights, palm tress, candles.......can't wait to go back.
It was still very quiet when we visited in June, but even if it's busier I can imagine it to be well worth a visit if you're a couple visiting Juan les Pins.
Friendly helpful staff too.
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Top of jazz ! 2005 du 14 au 24 Juillet: Jazz à Juan - JAZZ FESTIVAL
For over 40 years the legendary "Jazz à Juan" jazz festival has brought the stars to Antibes.
From Bechet, Armstrong to Coltrane, or Miles and the sublime Ella...they've all been here. And it still goes on, as the pine trees are still the rendezvous for the headlining Jazz musicians.
Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sharon Jones, Solomon Burke, Chantz, Maceo Parker to name a few.
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