Charming Old Town Studio.
Situated in Rue James Close. With all the shops and restaurants at your doorstep. Only a few short minutes walk to the Port and beaches.
Fully furnished. Fully equipped kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Fridge, 2 burner cook top, all cutlery and crockery. Separate bathroom with wash basin, washing machine, toilet and shower. Click-clack bed, TV, DVD and Wifi.
Linen and towels provided.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Alpes-Maritimes region.
antibes-juanlespins tourist office site
The Cote d'Azur has over 300 days of sunshine a year and has long been a favourite holiday destination for both the British and the French. Lovely sandy beaches, safe bathing in a beautiful blue sea, historic, medieval villages, mountains, museums, cafes, bars and restaurants are all on your doorstep. Apart from the obvious world famous destinations – Nice and Cannes (both just a bus ride away) – there are many less well known attractions equally worth seeing in the vicinity. Visit a pottery in Vallauris, a glass works in Biot or a perfumery in Grasse - all are very close and can be reached by public transport. No wonder Picasso loved this area and lived and worked here for several years. The French Alps are about 1.5 hours away; you can drive there or go by bus or train. This is a great area for skiing in the winter and hiking in spectacular scenery at other times of the year. The nearby hills are ideal walking country and you can visit lots of picturesque, historic villages such as Mougins, Valbonne, St Paul de Vence, Menton, Gourdon or Tourettes sur Loup. The bus service is very good and the fare is only 1 euro per person per journey. You can also get around by train which runs both along the coast and up into the mountains. You can therefore also go skiing in the winter. From Antibes it is easy to get to Cannes (10 minutes by train), where the world famous film festival is held; Nice (10 minutes), with its delightful pedestrianised old town and huge market; Monaco (45 minutes), where you can see how the other half live, visit the Monte Carlo casino and the Grand Prix; and even Italy is within easy reach. A detailed guide to Antibes and the local area is available from the antibes-juanlespins tourist office.
The Antibes / Antibes Centre Ville area
Antibes is ideally located between Nice and Cannes, with excellent bus and train services.
Antibes is a very ancient town with over 2,500 years of history. There is an old fort dating back to the 16th century, and you can still see sections of medieval walls and towers around the old town - which consists of a maze of streets and squares filled with restaurants, bars and shops. It is also home to several museums, most famous of which is the Picasso museum, and a provencal market which sells fresh fruit and vegetables as well as arts & crafts. There is also a roman cellar turned into a fascinating bar with over a dozen different varieties of absinthe! Antibes is attached to Juan les Pins, which is very popular for its beaches, its bars and the casino. Being on the coast there lots of watersports available including diving, sailing (both boat hire and lessons are available) and waterskiing, and there are several golf courses in the area. Boat trips can also be taken to the Lérins Islands which are rich in history and nature. On Sainte-Marguerite, visit Fort Royal where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned. You can also sail to Monaco and St Tropez. Firework festivals are held in Antibes, as well as other towns along the coast, and jazz festivals are held in Juan Les Pins and Nice. Christmas is well-celebrated with lots of decorations and events. Children are well catered for with the very popular Marineland and fun park. Here is a report from the The Daily Telegraph (23/6/2009): “If there is an art gallery with a more beautiful location than the Picasso Museum in Antibes, I have yet to find it. From the terrace below the medieval stone tower of the former Grimaldi Palace, you look out over the glittering waters of the bay to the distant grey bulk of Cap Ferrat. The sun beats on the Mediterranean, yachts slide lazily past, around the corner children paddle from the beach, and inside the medieval château, the white-walled galleries are hung with some of the painter's most hedonistic and untroubled work. Picasso used the château as a studio in the autumn of 1946, a brief but apparently happy interlude in the itinerant life of the exiled Spaniard. His painting Joie de Vivre, which hangs in the museum, perhaps best captures the mood, with its summery palette of light blues and yellows. A naked model dances to pan pipes – played by a faun and a centaur – on the beach while a fishing boat bobs on the horizon. Some of Picasso's most hedonistic and spirited paintings and drawings are here”.
Please look after the place as if it was your own
I have just returned from a very nice stay at Rue James Close. I was met at the property by Sophie after clear directions from Antibes station, I had travelled from London via Eurostar and TGV all very convenient. All my communications were very speedy in response and clear in content.
The property was very clean and tidy when I arrived with plenty of towels, good bed linen and disposables, e.g. kitchen paper, toilet paper etc. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, seasoning, oil and other sundry items that made food preparation very straight forward.
I felt the studio was bigger that it looked in the pictures.
The purpose of my visit was to cycle in the region. Antibes is well placed for transport by train with your bicycle. There are plenty of options to ride along the undulating coastline, high in the mountains or even along to Italy for lunch (remember to bring your passport!!).
The Wi-Fi signal was good and strong allowing internet chat back home to family.
I liked the rustic feel of the property and area, more like a local than a tourist dashing to the next 'must see'.
I stayed 4 days in this lovely little studio equipped with everything you needed. Location couldn't be better, right in the center of the old town. Earpluggs is always a good idea, not that it was noisy but still people passing and talking. Comunication with host was great wit quick respons and a will to help. I would definitly come back!
The studio is very nicely located, in the old town of Antibes. Small but well organized and decorated, in good condition, perfect for my stay. Full equipment (pans, kettle, toaster, oven, etc.) and practical basis for cooking (olive oil, salt, herbs...). Only drawback : the smell (origin unknown, maybe coming from the sink), said to be due to the rain. Luckily it doesn't rain often in Antibes... Sophi was very accomodating and prompt to reply by phone.
Great location, easy to get to and everything you need very close by.
Cozy studio that felt like my home for 9 days. Will happily return in the future.
After a very good experience a few weeks ago, I came back for a second stay at the Studio Rue James Close. I was again very much pleased by the warm welcome and wholesome hospitality. Highly recommended!
The studio is a nautical themed and a 7 minute walk from the beach. In the heart of old Antibes it has access to many restaurants and shopping areas. The Studio is not on one of the busier roads so it is not loud at night. It is small but everything one person or a couple need. The kitchen has basic supplies which are very helpful. The whole studio is equipped with towels, toiletries, and beach gear. I enjoyed making tea in the morning and cooking full meals at night. The price is exceptional for the area. They were accommodating with the meeting and let me drop off the key at my pleasure which made leaving easy. The only drawback is that the walls are a bit thin, but that can be expected at any sort of place like this. Thier english is very good and if I ever had questions they responded right away. It truly made my holidays wonderful and I would recommend the place to my closest friends.
The studio is simply perfect, well equipped, clean, and decorated in maritime style. Indeed, a jewel. I stayed for 4 days and enjoyed everyone of them, rain or shine. Sophi was a welcoming host and very helpful. The location inside the old town of Antibes is charming, at a few minutes walk from bus and train stations to one side, and to the ramparts and the sea on the other. Highly recommended!
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My wife and I have lived and traveled to many different countries around the world. Now we live in Antibes with our 2 lovely children.
We look forward to meeting you and offering you a comfortable, affordable holiday on the Côte d'Azur.