Les Pirates in Juan-les-Pins – Aarrgh!

signWith 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.  

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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

 

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2 thoughts on “Les Pirates in Juan-les-Pins – Aarrgh!

  1. frenchfry36 says:

    In the midst of a Melbourne winter, this sounds ideal. I wish I was there. Lucky you.

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