28 May 2019 - French Mortgage News | Quick Guides |

The best places in France for families by the sea – Part 1: Antibes

The-most-beautiful-seaside-areas-in-FranceThe most beautiful seaside areas in the South of France for families

In the first of a new series, we explore the top family holiday destinations in the South of France. In this series of posts, there are some well-known towns and some hidden gems! Do let us know what you think – have we missed any?

Discovering new and inspiring places is one of the great joys of travelling and living abroad.  Long thought of as an area more suited for older couples, the South of France is an area rich in beautiful countryside, stunning beaches and plenty to see and do.  Couple all that with the glorious Mediterranean climate and you have the perfect location for families. And whilst it is true, what you are looking for in terms of foreign destinations does change when you have children.  It is possible to find somewhere that gives parents a chance to relax and enjoy themselves, that also has plenty of things to keep children entertained and happy.

To help, we’ve had a look around and found some of the best seaside locations for families in the South of France – there’s bound to be one that everyone can agree on! And once you’ve tried it out with a holiday, have a look at the beautiful family-sized properties available to purchase from Home Hunts, one of our partners. You can re-live the happy memories, year after year! Don’t forget to get in touch for a no-obligation, personalised French mortgage quote to get you on the way to owning your own slice of French coastline.

First up…

1. Côte d’Azur – Antibes

Antibes is a Mediterranean resort in the Alpes-Maritimes department of Southeastern France on the Côte d’Azur between Cannes and Nice.  It is an area that is easily accessible by air, train or road (it’s 20 mins from Nice airport,30 mins from the TGV station and an 11-hour drive from Calais (Lyon is an ideal overnight stop) and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding areas.  Antibes offers 48 beaches over a 25km stretch, a plethora of museums, stunning parks, gardens, and outdoor activities, the ever-popular Marineland, and a vibrant nightlife with shopping, jazz festivals and restaurants.  It really is an area with something for every member of the family.

Check out this beautiful 4 bedroomed villa with a pool in Biot – just 8 km outside of Antibes


Antibes Old Town

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