Where ancient and modern meet
Remaining one of the most enchanting and romantic old towns on the Côte d’Azur, its medieval towers, pastel hued houses and glorious beaches paint a captivating picture on the Mediterranean coastline.
Nestled between Cannes and Nice, Cap d’ Antibes offers a unique charm amongst glittering hot spots, colourful markets and chic boutiques. The heady combination of ancient Antibes with its Greek origins and 16th century ramparts breakimg in and out over the waves, the unabashed glamour of beach-lined Juan-les-Pins form a fascinating yacht charter vacation.
Renowned amongst the yacht set for its marina, Port Vauban, the steady flow of boats attracted to the picturesque coastline adds to Antibes international atmosphere. Acting as a gateway to the Côte d’Azur, the Port is the largest in Europe and accommodates vessels over 50m, boasting over 2000 moorings. Filled with a spectacular showing of the world’s most magnificent superyachts, it has emerged as a hot spot for yacht charters.
Antibes has the reputation of having some of the best beaches along the Côte d’Azur, from the quiet and charming pebble beach La Fontonne to the delightfully pretty Garoupe Beach, Cap d’Antibes tranquil beauty is world renowned.
Stroll through the stone bastions of the town and discover the Picasso museum that occupies the former Chateau Grimaldi where the artist lived briefly in 1946. From here you can wander through the maze of narrow streets to the Cours Masséna market, where delicious local produce such as olives, cheese, tapenade and the wonderful charcuterie brought in by Corsican traders can be found.
Once the stallholders have packed up, the restaurants lining the market spread out their tables and evenings are filled with live music and plenty of revelry. For a surreal aperitif, head to the Bar Absinthe with its vintage poster-lined ceilings and its cave-like interior evoking the atmosphere of a 20th-century drinking den.
Charter the Aurora of the Seas
The Aurora of the Seas is currently available for charter in this region, to find out more about this superyacht please contact our yacht charter division.