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Moving to Juan les pins

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Moving to Juan les pins

Hi, my husband and I are moving to Juan les pins in august and his business is providing us with housing. So far they are looking at an apartment at 16 rue bricka and when I look on google maps, it seems close to the beach, which we are happy about. But also it seems close to the train tracks too. We are a young couple with no kids so proximity to the beach and fun stuff is key but we also want to be able to sleep. My question to all you experts is two fold(ok 3 fold)... Is this a good area location wise for things to do with-in walking distance and just a good area in general? And will the train be really loud seeing we are a block or two from it?

Thanks so much;)

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1. Re: Moving to Juan les pins

The area is fine - you might find there are summer rentals in the street or block , though , which don't observe any kind of noise curfew which can be annoying but it depends on individual guests

I used to stay round the corner every year to stay with a friend [even though I lived in Antibes and then Nice] and found

that occasional noisy tourists were the only issue.

trains don't run at night and the even numbers are not on the rail side away ie there should be a complete block of apartments and a small road between you and the rails and then you might be further away depending on position in the block

It is like a ghost town in winter

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2. Re: Moving to Juan les pins

Thank you so much for the reply. All we have are some pics and google to view the appartment so when I saw it was near the train tracks I was a bit worried. It seems like it's not too far from the beach too, is that a good beach to go in the water at or more of an eat on the water beach? Normally we are in houses a bit further from city center so if I am hoping this appartment is with-in walking distance to a lot of things.

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Its a good beach for swimming and it is the quietest part of JLP beach so limited eating places at that end ie a seasonal snack bar and there used to be a kosher restaurant at the foot of one of the apartment blocks.I;m not sure if it is still there

There is no possibility of tying up a boat for eating on the water if that is what you mean but you could moor a boat at Golf Juan

Juan les Pins doesn't have a lot of amenities beyond the summer stuff so it depends what you are looking for when you say your are hoping it is with-in walking distance to a lot of things.

JLP s very seasonal and practically has tumble weed down the streets in winter. Neighbouring Antibes probably has most things though

you are close to the budget supermarket Leader price on 71 Bd Poincaré

06160 Juan-les-Pins which is pretty good for the majority of stuff .the other supermarket in JLP is casino at corner of Bd. Wilson

and Avenue Docteur Dautheville

Edited: 03 July 2012, 00:02
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4. Re: Moving to Juan les pins

I agree with Selkie- trains are no problem even if you are quite close to the line - night movements are very rare. Where you intend to live is ideally located vis a vis shopping on the main street Raymond Poincare and also the beaches. And you can walk into Antibes in about 25 minutes along Boulevard Wilson ( bus no.1 takes a few minutes).

IMO the beach at JLP is one of the best on the Riviera - it has a fine sandy bottom and the sea is warmer in early and late season than anywhere else. on the coast.

Selkie's view of the tumbleweed in the streets is probably a little strong. There is now an excellent Casino supermarket ( I often go there from Antibes, they have one of the best wine selections in the area !) and plenty of people ( mainly seniors) live in JLP all year - excercising on the beach and some swimming all year. At least one beach restaurant stays open all year and on a sunny weekend in winter you will still find the place packed and cafes on the sea front full, at least in daytime.

Ed

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The supermarkets stay open all year but JLP is the most seasonal place on the coast. with a substantial number of businesses closing between mid later September and Easter

I prefer it in winter

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Thank you both for your responses, I appreciate it greatly. My husband is working in Antibes so we will be spending a lot of time there too. We have lived all over France and most recently in Toulon for the last 2 years so we know a little of what to expect living there but your input helps me a lot. Seeing that the train is my big worry and it doesnt seem to be a big problem according to you both, I am happy with the appartment and the overall locatin. Any other info you could pass on with fun things to do would be greatly appreciated. We will have a car, we both speak French and are pretty adventurous so we are happy to be in such a great central area to explore the coast.

Thanks again...

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7. Re: Moving to Juan les pins

nikser5- what is your idea of fun?

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So funny, that last question sounds like a pick up line, lol.

We like to eat out and have drinks, not too into nightclubs, we enjoy sightseeing and taking in as much culture as possible since we realize that not every one has the opportunity to live in the south of France. We like to blend in with the locals and immerse ourselves as much as possible, we love the outdoors especially the beach, and we like to take day trips. Gosh, I sound like I'm writing a dating ad for us....

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9. Re: Moving to Juan les pins

How long will you be here? when in august does it start?

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We will be there august 14th- mid June, then we will be back in the US for 6 weeks and then we come back again mid august to mid June so around 10 months or so.

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