Antibes Juan-les-Pins, for sustainable tourism

Participating and acting to protect

Antibes Juan-les-Pins, a city with exceptional charm that must be preserved

Thanks to its actions as part of a sustainable-development approach, the town of Antibes Juan-les-Pins has been awarded the 'Ville Éco-Propres' 4-star label. It has been able to combine economic development with the preservation of its architectural, historic and environmental heritage. For Antibes Juan-les-Pins, environmental protection is more than just preserving nature, it's also about preserving and defending the health and well-being of all.
The Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourist and Conference Centre, as a result of its events services, has undertaken a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach and obtained the ISO 20 121 standard in December 2022. It implements initiatives to guarantee that its events activity and local tourist activity respects the principles of sustainable development. The Tourist and Conference Office fully encourages the town's inhabitants, as well as tourist actors and visitors, to take part in the preservation of our territory.

Sustainable transport: trains, buses, cycling and walking

The town of Antibes Juan-les-Pins is equipped with three SNCF train stations, including one high-speed train station. All high-speed trains and mainline trains travelling on the Marseille Nice line stop at the Antibes station. For greater mobility between towns, regional TER trains regularly travel on the Marseille-Vintimille and Grasse-Vintimille lines, serving at least one of our town's stations.
The local bus network is ensured by Envibus.
The departmental and regional bus network is ensured by Zou.
Various bike and electric-vehicle rental services are available in the town.
For the average walker, a 20-minute walk will cover a distance of 2 km, which offers a host a possibilities across our town.

Natural-resource management

Even on holiday, it's important not to forget the basic rules of water and electricity management. We won't go over those rules again here.

Waste management

Antibes Juan-les-Pins and the Sophia Antipolis urban community have implemented a system of selective waste-collection for many years, to encourage recycling. As such, the town's inhabitants, tourist actors and visitors must use the right containers to dispose of their waste.
Various paper-bag distribution points have also been made available for dog owners.    

The protection of our green spaces, coastal areas and beaches

Antibes Juan-les-Pins is an exceptional town, shaped by its historic and natural heritage. Since 2013, Antibes Juan-les-Pins has been classified as part of the Natura 2000 "Antibes Bay and Cape – Lérins Islands" zone. This European network brings together natural sites selected for the quality, rarity or fragility of their natural habitats and the animal or plant species they house. In protected areas, do not pick any vegetation and take care to follow the signposted paths to avoid damaging fauna and flora. Smoking is formally prohibited and of course, as everywhere, no waste should be left behind.
• 5 natural sites to discover
The Tirepoil trail on Cap d'Antibes
Posidonia, Sea and Coastal Centre on Cap d'Antibes
The botanic gardens of Villa Thuret on Cap d'Antibes
The park around Fort Carré in Antibes
La Garoupe woods on Cap d'Antibes

• Various other parks and gardens have been created in our town since 1850. They contribute to local biodiversity while offering environmentally friendly leisure spaces.

The sea, beaches and ports

Measures have been put in place to preserve and restore coastal ecosystems, with the sustainable management of beaches and fight against marine pollution in particular. This sustainable tourist-development policy led by the town council means that, every year, the majority of beaches are awarded the Blue Flag and ports in Antibes Juan-les-Pins are awarded «Clean ports active in biodiversity».
Beaches are cleaned every day by municipal services, to collect waste left by the waves and currents, among others. Do not let the wind carry away your waste, do not bury your cigarettes in the sand and take care to leave nothing behind you.
For the comfort of all, showers are freely available on the beach. They must be used responsibly and are not play areas. The use of soap at these showers is prohibited.
Opt for eco-labelled, environmentally friendly sunscreen.

Buy local

Antibes Juan-les-Pins, labelled "Ville et Métiers d'Art" since 2016, is home to a rich artisanal and agricultural tradition, largely influenced by its history, its Mediterranean culture and its coastal environment.
In the walled city and its neighbouring towns, you'll find various artist and artisan stalls: potters and ceramicists, glassmakers and creators of wooden crafts, jewellery, fashion, soaps, glasses and more. We therefore encourage you to visit our many artisans to discover unique objects and souvenirs.

When it comes to food, every morning (except Mondays in the low season), the Provençal market offers local produce until 13:00 while various restaurants present delicious food made with local ingredients. Remember that the "Maitre Restaurateur" label is a guarantee of local cuisine.

Leisure activities

On the beach and at sea, you can practise various environmentally friendly activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, kitesurfing, sailing or windsurfing (at the Ponteil Nautical Centre). Antibes, and in particular the Cap d'Antibes, offers you a host of magnificent walks and bike rides. The old town of Antibes is almost entirely pedestrianised and encourages visitors to discover its exceptional heritage. The development of cycle paths along the sea allows you to enjoy long rides by the sea between Mandelieu and Nice.

Antibes Juan-les-Pins for all

The town strives to offer accessible services and facilities for people with disabilities. Various tourist sites are accessible, including the famous Picasso Museum, old Antibes with its picturesque alleys, the Provençal market and, of course, the beaches. Access ramps and lifts are often available to facilitate mobility.
La Salis beach, in Antibes, labelled "Tourisme & Handicap" and a four-star "Handiplage" accessible beach, is equipped to welcome people with disabilities. These areas have been designed with access ramps, special beach equipment and sometimes even assistance services.
Accessible accommodation: Several hotels, residences and holiday rentals in Antibes Juan-les-Pins offer adapted facilities. Before booking, we recommend checking the availability of accessible rooms and researching the specific facilities.
Transport: Public transport, such as buses and trains, generally offer accessible services to people with disabilities. Accessible taxis can also be booked.
The Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourist Office, labelled "Tourisme & Handicap" for accessible tourism, can provide detailed information on the accessibility of our various tourist sites, as well as specific recommendations according to individual needs.