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Lawrence Fraser, Reservations Manager

"It’s no surprise that both Picasso and Monet used Juan-les-Pins as a subject for their paintings. With its prized sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean waters, this Riviera resort is a picture-perfect place to soak up the sun. There are also plenty of gardens, historic sites and museums to explore in the area, with the popular sights of Cannes and Nice just a short drive away."

Juan-les-Pins at a glance

Located on the Cap d’Antibes just 13 miles from Nice Airport, Juan-les-Pins is a popular and elegant seaside resort with sandy beaches, bars, cafés, restaurants and trendy boutiques. It became popular in the 1920s and 30s when F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway stayed here and has maintained its status as a popular short break destination.

Possessing one of the best sandy beaches in the French Riviera, Juan les Pins provides a beautiful coastal landscape with its promenades, harbours, steep cliffs and coves. The whole area has a vibrant, buzzing atmosphere, especially in the summer months during the peak July period when its shores give shelter to the World Jazz Festival, ‘Jazz à Juan’.

Perfect if you’re looking for:

  • Beachfront attractions
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Luxury short break

Getting around

A bus network operates in Juan-les-Pins as well as its neighbouring cities. Single and weekly tickets as well as family day passes are available for purchase.

There is also a train that runs from Nice to Cannes and stops at Juan-les-Pins.


Beachside nightclubs, casinos, cabarets and bars are popular establishments in Juan-les-Pins where the late night revelling of the 1920’s has never really dissipated.

There are plenty of things to do when the sun goes down. Whether you want to sip cocktails and sink your toes in the sand, get out on the floor with live music, try your luck at the casino or simply sit back and relax in a stylish bar, you are certain to find a vibrant atmosphere when the sun goes down.

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A good walk, or short drive, over the hill of the narrow part of the peninsula takes you to Juan-les-Pin’s quieter neighbour Antibes - an ancient town with Greek  origins and 16th century ramparts. Here you willfind the ‘Musée Picasso’ as well as other museums and historical sites.

Get your tailor-made short break itinerary

Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Juan-les-Pins designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:

  • All travel and transfers on days of your choice
  • Accommodation from our handpicked range of Juan-les-Pins hotels, to suit your budget and requirements

Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.

Important information
Population 76,994
Languages French
Currency Euro
Visa Information No visa required for UK citizens
Average temperatures

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Interesting facts

Visit the Jardin Thuret - a botanical garden specialising in exotic plants that are rare and not often seen in Europe.

Distance from airports
Nice Côte d'Azur 19 km
Railway stations