Antibes, well known for its sun-and-sea, is a family-friendly destination, and centrally located for car day trips along the Cote d'Azur. Originally called "Antipolis," the Romans settled here for five hundred years (great location on the Mediterranean). The old town, Vieil Antibes, is beautifully preserved with pedestrian streets and promenades along the ocean. One family who rented a house in old town Antibes writes, "It was heaven for us."
Go the beach - Near the old town, Plage de la Gravette is perfect for families - flat sand beach and sparkling clear waters of the Mediterranean. No need to bring beach toys, stores are well stocked.
Also, check out two more family beaches, toward Cap d'Antibes - Plage de la Ponteil and Plage de la Salis.
Carousel and playground - Take little ones to the charming carousel and playground in the square on the pedestrian area of rue de la Republic.
Marineland Park - Plan to spend the whole day at Marineland with an aquarium, dolphin and sea lion shows, water park, adventure playground, mini golf.
- Walk through a glass tunnel with sharks gliding overhead, take in dolphin and sea lion shows, penguins and polar bears look cool on a hot day, and don't miss the ray pool, where kids can see marine life of the Mediterranean.
- Water park with high energy giant water slides and tube slide, float down a lazy river, pirate ship with water cannons, water slide and kid's pool for little kids, lagoon to just float and relax. Bring your swimsuits, lockers, cabanas are available.
- Adventure playground with pony rides, mini-train, ropes course, face painting, lemurs enclosure, tree houses and play area for toddlers.
-Three different 18 hole mini-golf, based on Jules Verne themes, easy, medium and hard courses.
Musee Picasso - The Picasso Museum has painting, sculpture and pottery by Picasso, who lived and worked in the Chateau Grimaldi in 1946, and the chateau is now an impressive setting for the museum.