Juan-les-Pins Travel Guide

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    by ChuckG
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Juan-les-Pins Highlights

  • Pro
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    NiceLife says…

     Relaxed seaside resort with excellent facilities 

  • Con
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    Elainehead says…

     Traffic, too expensive private beaches, crowded 

  • In a nutshell
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    NiceLife says…

     Easy life, but probably not enough interest for a long stay 

Juan-les-Pins Things to Do

  • Invasion of Juan les Pins

    One of Parisian artists more easy-to-spot installations graces the Art Deco painted railway bridge at the entrance to Juan les Pins

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  • Cap d'Antibes and Les Ollivietes ...

    South of the main Juan le Pins beach along the winding road to the Cap are many small sandy bays and beaches that allow you to escape from the bar/restaurant and sunbeds. Fragments of WWII fortifications remain in the water, forming sheltered areas, and the beach is sandy and favoured by those in the know.From here you can follow the coastal route...

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  • Drive to Cannes

    We visited Cannes for an afternoon - just 10 minutes drive away, and enjoyed people watching (me) and car spotting (the boyfriend)While I didn't spot anyone famous I did see plenty of fashion disasters and a couple of dogs with sun visors on. Bless!...!?!?!?A stroll around the Marina is nice too - there's plenty of money floating there thats for...

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  • Explore Juan-les-Pins

    During your stay in Juan-les-Pins you will enjoy visiting:- Nice sandy beaches;- Promenade du Soleil;- Casino;- Boat trip to the Lerins Islands;- The Jardin Thuret;- in June: International Festival of Young Soloists;- in the beginning of July: Music at the Heart of Antibes (at Villa Eilenroc in the heart of Cap d'Antibes);- in Mid-July:...

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  • Juan-les-Pins

    Delightfully situated, Juan-les-Pins is a charming seaside resort on the Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast). Aside from its sandy beaches, the town offers a marina, a casino, several museums and a world-famous jazz festival. The world heard about the area first time almost two hundred years ago. On March 1st 1815 Napoleon landed on the beach of Golfe Juan...

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  • Beach Restaurants

    Of the two kilometres of the shoreline around two thirds are claimed by the beach bar restaurant and Sunbed mafia. Not cheap, and it is financially reckless to order wine. However many people seem to enjoy this, so it can't be all bad. The one public toilet attached to the public beach was closed, so you may find yourself having to order something...

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Juan-les-Pins Restaurants

  • Expensive and long waiting to be served

    We decided eating here because we were staying in their private beach and mostly we were hungry. What a mistake!!! We waited a good while until someone would finally notice our presence, actually my husband had to call a waiter, otherwise we would have stayed there much longer. And there were many waiters there. I also noticed that other clients...

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  • Best Bouillabaisse

    Run by a family since the 1950s, Chez Tétou, is most famous for its lobster bouillabaisse. The rich and famous dine next to ordinary individuals at this still incredibly authentic and exquisite seafood restaurant. It is located right on the beach in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. This is one of the best dining experiences on the Côte d'Azur and...

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  • France's most delicious Crêpes

    This family-run crêperie serves arguably France's most delicious crêpes. Although they are served with any desired toppings, the house's specialty - as the name indicates - is a sprinkle of Grand Marnier liqueur. With or without, however, this crêpe is unforgettable. When visiting Juan-les-Pins, a stop here is a must! Grand Marnier is open only in...

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Juan-les-Pins Nightlife

  • Pretentious

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Juan-les-Pins Transportation

  • Public bus from Nice airport to...

    The public bus line nr. 200 takes you to the centre of Juan-les-Pins. It departs from the bus terminal at Nice airport, just outside the arrival terminal. The buses are not indicated with their numbers, but with their final destinations, in the case of the nr. 200 CANNES. Bus schedules and tariffs for any bus departing from Nice airport can be...

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  • Comfortable travel

    If you want to travel in style and have a personal taxi with a nice and very comfortable car, you should travel with "Angel Car". The Nice-based airport transfer is very recommendable. The transfer to Juan-les-Pins from Nice Airport costs approx. EUR 40,- (July 2006).

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  • Juan-les-Pins Hotels

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Juan-les-Pins Shopping

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    by adelinemmc Written Mar 5, 2012

    Well stocked diving shop. If you are after proper diving gear or just snorkelling equipment or the odd bits and bobs, this is ideal.

    They also have a dive centre so can arrange dives and training.

    What to buy: Anything!
    Generally good range of discounted gear after the high season.
    |otherwise good choice of Italian, French and other brands.

    What to pay: Fair prices. Not cheap but fair.

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Juan-les-Pins Local Customs

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    Jazz �� Juan poster

    by Elainehead Updated May 26, 2003

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    Are you a fan of jazz or blues? Check out this festival à Juan-les-Pins. More info:

    http://www.antibesjuanlespins.com/fr/manifestations/jazz/index.html

    Venue: La Pinède Gould - Juan les Pins

    Address: 10 Boulevard Ardisson
    06160 Antibes Juan les Pins

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Juan-les-Pins Warnings and Dangers

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    Taking care of Ilja something we can't do enough!

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 23, 2004

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    When you are not used to this strong sun or when it's about smaller children ... always use sun protection when sun bathing on the beaches along the Cote d'Azur. Also after swimming in the salt sea and having taken a shower, do put on a new layer of protecting creme or oil. For smaller children it is also adviced to have a cap to protect their eyes. Ilja continuously threw it off and payed the price in the evening with a bruning headache. The next days he treasured his cap like his beloved white seal (cuddly toy).

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Juan-les-Pins Tourist Traps

  • Vendeurs itinerant - Sales Sales Sales!

    Bonjour,Vous proment au bord de Mer a Juan-Les-Pins, faiets attention aux vendrues itinerant. Ils peuvent etre un peu achalant et la qualite du material vendu laisse souvent a desirer...Hey,Take care when you walk on the sea side at Juan-les-Pins. The peoples that sales handbags, watches or other stuff can be a bit ennoying. Aldo the quality of...

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  • Les P?cheurs Private beach offers no...

    I definitely hated my very first experience in a private beach. It was crowded and the sunbeds were lined beside each other almost "glued". There are only 2 WCs, one for men and one for women (no toilet paper), but many changing rooms.They allow dogs here. One Yorkshire urinated just behind my sunbed!!! And their owners did nothing to stop him!!!...

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Juan-les-Pins Off The Beaten Path

  • Naval and Napoleons Museum

    On a point on Cap d'Antibes, the Grillon Tower overhangs the remains of an ancient battery. As the story goes, André Sella, manager of the Grand Hotel on Cap d'Antibes, had a large collection of documents and objects from the time of Napoleon's return from Elba. In 1952, the Navy granted him permission to use the tower to house his growing...

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  • Jardin Thuret

    Cap d’Antibes is a symbol of the luxury life on the French Riviera. On our way to the Jardin Thuret we passed countless villa's and houses of the obviously quite wealthy. On the Cap d’Antibes one can find several green and beautiful gardens; the most popular one is the Jardin Thuret. It was created by Gustave Thuret in 1856 on the slope of La...

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Juan-les-Pins Sports & Outdoors

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    Little groups of sailing students

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 23, 2004

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    Sailing, learning to sail.
    Juan-les-Pins has few very good schools for sailing lessons, especially for children. It's also very funny to see how the groups of boats leave the beach and follow one another in little clusters ...
    Besides this, one also can do parasailing, waterskiing, speedboating, jetskiing, sailing and just swim in the waters along Juan-les-Pins beach

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Juan-les-Pins Favorites

  • Private vs. Public Beaches

    The beaches are the main reason to go to Juan-les-Pins, but we were shocked to find how many of the beaches were private, charging 15 euro a person for a reclining beach chair and a hot shower. In my opinion, they're not worth it. There's numerous free beaches, including a couple well-hidden ones, that are just as nice and well-cleaned. Seek them...

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  • Plage Les Ambassadeurs

    Thin sand and crystal-clear water beach. Address: Boulevard Baudouin - Juan-les-Pins Phone: 04.93.61.00.79 Matela (a day for the lounger): 15 €Restaurant's MenuThey have a "beach menu" if you want to eat while you are on a lounger .Coca-cola: 3,50 €Sandwich Club Mix: 6 €Change rooms facilities. As I didn't use their WC, I have no idea of where they...

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