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Antibes in January

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Antibes in January

We have a few days to fill in in the South of France before skiing in early January. We have some accommodation we can use in Antibes. Lots of questions really.

1. Will restaurants and cafes be open in January?

2. Car or no car?

3. Where should we go on day trips from Antibes?

4. Will the Thursday market operate in January?

All advice for this time of the year will be accepted with open arms.

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1. Re: Antibes in January

Yes nearly everything is open. The open air Thursday market (morning only) is always open too unless there is heavy rain .

If you stick to the coast you can use the very cheap and regular buses and train e.g train to Cannes, Nice, Villefranche, Monaco and Ventimiglia in Italy . Or to Tende (via Nice) in the Alps where hopefully you will find snow. Bus to Eze St Paul de Vence, Vence, Biot etc.

Car if you want to go inland - Gorges du Loup etc but ice is a hazard sometimes.


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2. Re: Antibes in January

In January you will find restaurants and bars open, but some will be closed for their winter break.

Markets are open all year round.

It depends where you want to get to wrt a rental car, but in January there won't be traffic or parking issues and if it rains or it is cold a car can be a bonus.

A car lets you get to inland places easily, drive the coastal roads right next to the sea, the corniches, get round the Caps (d'Antibes, Ferrat) go to the St Tropez peninsula.

While you can get to most towns on the coast using public transport, a car provides flexibility- lets you do a drive by or explore the nooks and crannies.

You don't need a car, but in January it may be a boon

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