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Antibes is a popular seaside destination among the French, has one of the finest markets on the Cote d’Azur, as well as the country’s best Picasso collection. A visit to the old town is a must. Stroll through its beautiful quaint streets or along the arched seafront towards the port. There's so much here for tourists to enjoy. To see as much as you possibly can during your trip here, we highly advise you prebook car hire in Antibes in advance of travel.
The sixteenth-century Chateau Grimaldi has windows overlooking the sea and a relaxing terraced garden filled with beautiful sculptures by Miro, Germaine Richier, Cesar and many others. Adjacent to the castle you will find the cathedral, which was constructed on the site of an ancient temple.
If you like markets then you'll definitely enjoy the morning Covered Market in Cours Massena which overflows with interesting products, and a beautiful variety of flowers. Visit the Craft Market on Fridays and Sundays in the afternoon. After the market closes and the stalls taken away, cafe tables are put in place for people to be able to sit and enjoy a drink.
Explore the streets in the evening with its many restaurants, shops, and authentic little hardware stores offering tourists gifts and souvenirs.
Antibes is located between the two major tourist cities of Nice and Cannes. Either of which would make an easy and picturesque excursion into the country’s chic and stylish coastal regions. To do so in comfort and style opt for car hire in Antibes.
The nearest airport to Antibes is Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes drive north along the coast. If this is your arrival destination then arrange to collect car hire in Antibes here instead to save on airport transfers. Suppliers available at the airport are Advantage Rent A Car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and Libertans. Book online today to secure a booking, and to ensure a car will be ready for your arrival.
Travelling from Nice take the M6098 exiting the airport onto the A8 motorway heading south. Exit the A8 onto the D704 road which will take you directly into Antibes. There is also the coastal route (D6007) from Nice which will taker longer but offers fabulous views over the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels).
Gare d'Antibes is Antibes main Railway Station located in the town centre. It offers connections with Cannes, Marseille, Nice, Paris and many other major destinations in France.
Buses also operate throughout the town of Antibes, and to and from Nice, and its airport. Prices are cheap and the buses are a popular way of getting around on a budget, however they can become overcrowded during peak seasons and sometimes are considered unreliable. If you want to gain freedom to explore the countryside there's no better way than to opt for car hire in Antibes.