With earlier-than-usual hot, sunny weather in the area, I started feeling the need for sand between my toes. So it was that I decided to have lunch at a beach restaurant, where some of the tables and chairs were actually on the sand, about 30 feet from the sea.
As I wiggled my toes in the sand, I also enjoyed the delicious lunch, sea views, surrounding ambiance, and after lunch stroll along the shore – a delightful place for a Sunday lunch!
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Juan-les-Pins, a commune of Antibes, is well-known for its jazz festival (July 2014 schedule), nightlife, and its casino, just to name a few.
Must-see suggestions (as listed on Tourism Office site):
- Port Gallice overlooking the bay of Juan-les-Pins
- the château of Juan-les-Pins (Rudolf Valentino’s former villa)
- the Belles Rives hotel with its original furniture dating from the 1930s.
- the villa “La Vigie”
- the Juana hotel. Designed in 1931, its façade is a listed historic building.
- the Gould pine grove, where Ray Charles and Miles Davis made their European debuts and where you can see stars’ handprints set in the ground…
- the many “art deco” buildings.
- the legendaray fine sandy beaches where waterskiing was born.
- the Exflora park offering all the freshness of 330 plant essences