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Detailed suggestions for days of outings during a one week holiday

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Day of arrival
If possible visit the Tourist Office (it is not open on Sunday and Saturday afternoon except during July and August) to get information on happenings during the forthcoming week - you will it in Juan-les-Pins at the back of the Palais des Congrés. Antibes Tourist Office is open all day Saturday but only open on Sunday during July and August - you will find it in place de Gaulle near the no. 1 bus stop.
Visit Juan-les-Pins.

Swimming and sunbathing. From the front door of the building turn left and go down the next road, Rue des Îles, to the public beach.

Stroll along the beach to Port Gallice and Port de Crouton.

Stroll the other way along the beach to Golfe Juan - you can get the 200 bus ( fare 1€50 ) back from the centre of the village. The Tourist Office is at the far end of the marina.

Walk up to the lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) - fantastic views inland - and down the other side to Antibes - take your map with you its very easy to get lost on the Cap.

Visiobulle - this is a glass bottomed boat which departs from the beach and travels to the end of Cap d'Antibes to show the fish amongst the rocks. The water is normally clear enough to be able to see a good distance and many shoals of fish.

Take the bus from Antibes to La Garoupe Plage and then take the circular walk around the eastern end of the Cap.

Thursday - Antibes
There is a market selling clothes, shoes etc. held in the morning behind the Post Office.
In the Place Nationale there is an antiques type market.
Every morning there is a wonderful food market, Marché Provencal, the other side of the old town in the same road as the Hotel de Ville.
Below the food market there should be a small car boot style of market.
Further down the street there are the ramparts and along them you may find more antiques.
Go through the ramparts and you will be at the Old Port and Port Vauban which is reputed to be the largest harbour for private boats in France. Take a walk around and be amazed by the sheer opulence of the "gin palaces".
On the other side of the Port there is Fort Carré designed by Vauban. It is possible to visit the fort. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauban

Friday morning - Juan-les-Pins
A very small market is held at Pont du Lys just a little further on than Leader Price.

Antibes museums
There should be brochures in the apartment giving details of these or collect them from the Tourist Office.
Marineland, Petite Ferme etc.
This is a large park with stadiums for watching performances by seals, porpoises and killer whales. There is also a large walk-through aquarium.
Right next to Marineland is a childrens funfair called Petite Ferme which has a farm as a theme.
To get there take the 200 bus and alight at Gare de Biot and walk to the next road island, turn left and you will see the parks on your right.
This is a large funfair on the opposite side of the road from Marineland.
Travel by bus 200 or train.
Visit the Casino - Las Vegas style - only one arm bandits during the day, tables in the evening. Photo ID required.
Walk along the Croisette taking in some of the designer shops on the hotels side of the road and walk back again inland along Rue d'Antibes which is full of fashion shops.
Climb up through the old town to the Chateau , which is now a museum, and get an amazing view of the town, marina and harbour.
Lunch can be taken in one of the various types of eatery - sandwiches and MacDonald's to a full blown restaurant, opposite the Palais de Congrés (where the Film Festival takes place) on the front.

I suggest you travel there by train and back by bus. If you are over 60 you can get a discount on the railway ticket.
Walk from the railway station (there are 3 so make sure you alight at the one which is obviously the main international one) and walk through the town taking in the shops, such as Galleries Lafayette (Place Massena), through the old town to the flower market which is in a large square next to the Quai des États Unis. You can find an Irish pub with a great atmosphere near the end of the market - Ma Nolan's.
From there ascend the big hill at the end of the Quai des États Unis either by many steps or by lift. There you will find a children's play ground, snack bars and the vestiges of the Chateau. The view is magic and should not be missed!
Return to the sea front and continue round the headland. You will see the magnificent war memorial set into the cliff. Further round you will see the harbour which accommodates a large number of private boats and is also the ferry terminal for Corsica.

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