Antibes has a unique attraction for me. Perhaps it’s the architecture and the narrow, colorful avenues. It could be the quaint little hotel where I stay that’s so close to little shops and outdoor cafes, yet hidden away. On my most recent visit, the main attraction was the food. Here’s a look at Antibes restaurant favorites
I’ve made a long weekend pilgrimage to Antibes with my good buddies Paula and Rich for the past three years. This year we added our friend, Trish, to the party.
Before we left for Antibes, Trish innocently asked, “what do we do in Antibes?”
Paula and I, almost in unison, replied: “absolutely nothing.”
We meant it. The annual getaway is our chance to be together in a totally relaxed atmosphere — before the onslaught of summer visitors, traveling, and activities in and around Uzès.
Usually, we spend a part of a day exploring something we haven’t seen or done around Antibes. Last year it was the Fete Voiles. This year we walked to and around the park at Fort Carreé.
For most of our time in Antibes, we ate. A lot.
Hungry? Read on at your own risk!
Antibes restaurant favorites
Lunch (déjuener) at Le Don Juan is becoming a regular stop on visits to Antibes. Always good! The gnocchi with veggies was a perfect choice for our vegetarian friend.
Dinner at Autour du Jardin was even more special with friends from House Hunters International. We lucked out that Erin, Stewart, and their kids were visiting Antibes at the same time. (Can I call these adorable young adults “kids?”)
Dinner at Côte Terroir meant eating fancy food that tasted as good as it looked. Because it was a windy night, there was no outside seating. Who cared? The service and foods were impeccable.
Final night in Antibes means dining out on the plage (beach) in Juan-les-Pins. This year we discovered Le Ruban Bleu. Our “regular” restaurant had disappeared. There are some restaurants on city property, and some spots are owned by the French government. The state-owned ones are closed. Go figure?
Light lunch and drinks at The Brooklyn were a great find. Located along the busy byway to the harbor, the cafe was buzzing. No wonder! Who could resist this smiling waiter, a bento box for our vegetarian, and a giant Jack Daniels burger? The Colonel cocktail (citron sorbet with vodka) was terrific, too.
Want to know more about Antibes? Check out these posts:
The Doors and Windows of Antibes
Antibes Again? It Just Gets Better
Antibes in 2 Days: Moonlight and Absinthe
Categories: Antiibes, Around France, Blog, Juan-Les-Pins, Loving Food
Ah, what a great time we had, Deborah! Thank goodness you are preserving this for us!
Love that we can look back at the posts and remember these good times. Merci!