The history of Antibes is very rich. The location of the old town was most probably already used more then 2000 years ago and was famous in Greek times as Antipolis. Nowadays the centre abounds of Museums, monuments and Provençal style boutiques. The Picasso museum, the cathedral, the Port Vauban with its famous billionaires' dock are not to be missed. The Provencal Market is another pearl of the historic town: every day, except monday, it welcomes guests from all over the world with its colours, exceptional local products and lively atmosphere. 2 km away from the hotel – 5’ drive - 20/30' on walk.
We propose you a relaxing day on our beautiful beach, a charming address at the beginning of the Cap d’Antibes. You will dispose of comfortable mattresses, either on the jetty or on the sandy beach, of an attentive service and of a famed ski club. The beach restaurant will offer you the best of the Mediterranean cuisine orchestrated by our chef.
This village perched up high dates to 154 BC and overlooks hills covered with mimosas and olive trees. Visiting Biot is to take a real tour through Provencal history. One can't help but admire the beautiful doors, vaults, stairways, stonework, sundials, cobblestones, and the perspectives from one street to another. The village is famous for its hand-made glass. The glass creations can be bought at the famous "Verrerie de Biot" or in one of the ateliers in the historic centre. 9 km away from the hotel - 17' drive.
The Cap d'Antibes, few steps away from the hotel, has some truly spectacular beaches both public and private. And most of them are sandy! Just outside our doors, walking 10' on your right, you will find the charming "Plage des Ondes", very popular among the locals, which offers a charming location with antiques ruins on one side and a little fishermen's harbour on the other. Slightly further, do not miss the Bay of La Garoupe, with some luxurious beach clubs and incredibly turquoise waters. Feel like Robinson Crusoe? Not a problem, all along the cap plenty of little prestine coves are waiting for you! At the concierge desk you will find some maps with detailed information. 0,5 to 4 km away from the hotel - 2 to 10' drive - 10 to 40' walk.
The Golf Club of Biot is the nearest one to the Belles Rives and it offers a familiar, relaxed atmosphere. It is long 4511 metres, par 67, 18 holes. The architect has conceived the court in the best possible way to enhance the natural beauties of the location. 8 km away from the hotel - 15' drive. For further information or to book your tee time, e-mail us.
Founded on the rests of the ancient Greek town of Antipolis, the château Grimaldi used to be a residence of the Monegasque noble family, who gave it their name. It was transformed into the Picasso Museum in 1966. Picasso lived in the castle from september to november 1946 and in this place he realized several works. He left 23 paintings and 44 drawings to the Town of Antibes. Many other paintings have been added during the years, that have considerably enriched the collection. 3 km away from the hotel - 25' walk or 10' drive.
The Leger Museum in Biot offers a unique collection of paintings, ceramics and drawings and allows everyone to discover this major artist from his vanguard influences to his major cubist colourful compositions of the fifties. The building that hosts the Museum is a work of art itself and it worths a visit. 8 km away from the hotel - 15' drive.
Le golf de Cannes Mougins est l'un des plus prestigieux de la Côte d'Azur et connaît, depuis son ouverture en 1978, une renommée internationale. Œuvre des architectes Allis et Thomas, et modèle même de l'architecture anglaise, ce parcours de 6263 mètres, par 72, prend forme entre deux splendides forêts. Légèrement vallonné, et traversé par une rivière et divers obstacles d'eau, ce parcours (greens étendus, fairways dégagés…) conjugue technique et plaisir. Possibilité de location de voiturettes. A 15 Km de l’hôtel – 20’ en voiture. Pour plus de renseignements ou pour réserver votre tee time, contactez-nous.
The Provencal Market in Antibes is a true Landmark of the French Riviera. It takes place every morning, except on Monday, along the Cours Masséna. The producers sell local fruits, vegetables, marmalades, spices, olives, cheeses…You cannot miss a visit to the Rue Sade, a narrow street that goes up to the market. There you will find some little pretty shops, very different one to the other. 3 Km away from the hotel - 10’ drive.
Biot’s first glass production opened in 1956, under the influence of Mister Eloi Monod. Thanks to him, the first glasses, plates etc. were produced. The tradition is still alive. The different glass producers will let you discover their passion and they will welcome you for a demonstration in their shops or galleries. 8 Km away from the hotel - 15’ drive.
The Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet is the latest addition to the cultural heritage of the French Riviera. It is the first museum in the world entirely dedicated to the work of Pierre Bonnard, a major artist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The museum fits naturally into the heart of the town of Cannet, which inspired Bonnard with its landscapes and light of the Midi for almost 22 years. The museum holds one to two exhibitions a year, a large scale exhibition in the summer, and a smaller scale one in the spring. 9 km away from the hotel - 25' drive.
La Croisette in Cannes is one of the most glamorous addresses in the world. All along this famous boulevard you will find a rich variety of beach clubs. Some of them belong to the luxurious hotels located across the road. Some others are more traditional, with familiar atmosphere. Last but not least, you will find also some more young and fashionable alternatives. 12 km away from the hotel – 20’ drive.
Golf located in a natural park of 220 hectares. In the countryside of Provence, between olives trees and cypresses, the golfer will be enchanted by the sound of cicadas. 5930 m., par 72. Possibility of club rental. 22 km away from the hotel - 25’ drive. For further information or to book your tee time, e-mail us.
Between sea and hills, the Village of Vallauris is very famous for its pottery. At the heart of the village, on the Boulevard Clemenceau, you will find several shops and galleries that sell local handmade productions. Do not miss a visit to the Place à l’Homme au Mouton, famous statue by Pablo Picasso. 6 Km away from the hotel – 10’ drive.
150 years ago Cannes was nothing more than an unimportant fishing village. Since then it has become an elegant city known around the world and attracts an international clientele. The main things to see are the Old Harbour, the Souquet (Historic Village) and the Palais des Festivals on the wold famous Croisette. 11 km away from the hotel - 20' drive.
Old Town: one gets to the top of the city by climbing the Mont Chevalier up to Suquet. The panorama at the top is breath-taking with the whole city below surrounded by the blue sea and the Lérins Islands.
The Old Harbour: all along the Quai St Pierre in the old port you can find fishing boats and pleasure boats side by side. The fishermen work on their nets next to their colorful barks. On the pier Albert Edouard the most beautiful yachts in the world come to moor.
The Croisette and the Palais des Festivals: the Croisette is one of the most famous promenades in the world. For three kilometers following the curve of the bay one can see flowering gardens, lawns planted with palm trees, umbrella pines and the best designers'shops in the World! On the Croisette, you will find also the Palais des Festivals, where the Film Festival takes place. Do not forget to take a photo on the stairs...like a Hollywood star!
Just in front of the Belles Rives, a short boat ride away, the Lerins Island await you with their exceptional natural setting. Situated in an unspoilt environment, these Mediterranean beauties offer visitors a unique combination of flora and fauna, as well as an unusual history that includes the mysteries of the Man in the Iron Mask (Sainte Marguerite)and the tranquility of Cistercian monks (Saint Honorat). Saint Honorat is definitely our favourite island. Here you will be able to visit the monastery, with its peaceful cloister, the vineyard (where the monks still produce their wine) and, last but not least, have a delicious lunch under the trees at the Restaurant "La Tonnelle".For further information, to book your boat or a table, e-mail us.
This memorial museum is located at Les Collettes, where the painter spent the last twelve years of his life. The artist’s house and two studios have been preserved just as they were here and now it is a charming museum, with a magnificent olive groove. 10 km away from the hotel - 25' by car.
The old village of Valbonne, located in the hills between Antibes and Nice, has retained much of its 16th century character, though mixed with an active town atmosphere. The Place des Arcades, located at the cetre of the village, is the right place to stop for a drink or a lunch in one of the pictoresque restaurants and cafés. At the bottom of the village you can visit the 12th-century Eglise Saint Blaise, the attached Chalaisien Abbey (or "Ancien Couvent Chalaisien"), the Moulin des Moines (now a restaurant), and a very ancient-looking carved-stone monument. 15 km away from th Hotel - 20' drive.
The exclusive peninsula of Cap Ferrat is studded with idyllic coves that look like private playgrounds for its celebrated inhabitants but are mostly public. To discover them, you can take a walk on the path that rounds the Cap, dipping into the sea for refreshment. The sandy beaches are quiet, relatively non-commercial and offer calm, sheltered waters. Off-season the beaches are left to "mother nature", which means that the water's edge is carpeted with beds of drying seaweeds. Some exclusive little beach club are available for a more comfortable day. 35 km away from the hotel - 35' drive.