The main Antibes Tourist Office is now situated at the top of Ave Robert Soleau close to the railway station. antibesjuanlespins.com will give you a calendar of events, restaurant ideas and also allow you to book tickets online for concerts.
cotedazur-card.com provides you with full details of the Cote d’Azur card which gives you discounts on over 160 activities in the area, including the Oceanographic museum in Monaco, the Picasso museum in Antibes and the Renoir museum in Cagnes sur Mer, as well as the Nice open top tour and the ferry over to the island of St Honorat. A 6 day card can be used over 12 days and costs 54 EUR for an adult.
For a great guide to villages in Provence we recommend beyond.fr.
For planning trips by train the best site is sncf.fr and you can always keep up to date with arrivals and departures at Antibes station on gares-sncf.com. If you want to buy tickets in advance we find this site more user friendly than SNCF thetrainline-europe.com.
Local buses are only 1 EUR per trip and the Envibus schedules are easy to check. envibus.fr For travel to Nice and Cannes you can take the 200 (cost 1,50 EUR) and the 250 Airport Express is 15 EUR return lignesdazur.com.
The Carte Isabelle can also be useful for families exploring the coast with a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 16) costing 35 EUR per day ter.sncf.com.
For reliable airport transfers we recommended the English speaking dst-transport.com.
And if you want to arrange a tour of the area contact friend-in-france.com. They have local guides who are passionate about the area and are happy to adapt their tours to whatever suits you.
If you prefer a pool rather than the beach there is an excellent swimming complex just beyond the station with both an outdoor and indoor pool. guide-piscine.fr If it’s just a bit of exercise at the gym or for calming yoga try seeantibes.com.
For water sports many of the best locations are between Juan les Pins and Cannes. For jet ski have a look at watersports06.com. If you fancy learning to dive look at diamonddiving.net in Golfe Juan or try kayaking near the Cap capkayak.fr.
For golf enthusiasts one of the best local courses is at Mougins, only a 15 minute drive away golfcannesmougins.com and just outside Biot is a world famous tennis academy for all ages.
If you fancy a gentle ride around the area the best bike and scooter rental is on Blvd Wilson in Juan les Pins loca-bike.fr. For something a bit different try a guided tour of Cannes or Nice on a Vespa! rivierascooter.com.
If you want to keep up with what’s happening locally try rivierareporter.com and riviera.angloinfo.com. For general info and up to date French news (in English!) these are the best and most comprehensive sites: connexionfrance.com and thelocal.fr.
We love this site with tips on how to sound like a local commeunefrancaise.com but if you want to truly immerse yourself and do a serious language course on holiday in Antibes have a look at cia-france.com.
And of course for keeping an eye on what weather to expect for your visit look no further than France Meteo meteofrance.com.