The 20th edition of the Voiles d’Antibes – Trophée Panerai opened today at Port Vauban, Antibes and marks the start of the first Mediterranean stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.
Over 80 yachts will attend including vintage and classic yachts, and in addition to the yacht racing an annual Village is set up on the quay at Bastion Saint Jaume with stands from Yacht Clubs, Selliers, Sailmakers, Photographers and yachting-related businesses.
The Village turns into party central in the evenings when locals and tourists alike flock to the area to enjoy sunset drinks at one of the pop up bars accompanied by free live music from DJ’s and bands.
Les Voiles d’Antibes is free entry and a nice event to admire some truly beautiful yachts.
For a map of the event location, see below:
For a programme schedule, visit the official website (in French only): http://www.voilesdantibes.com/programmes
The car parks shown on the map above will be extremely busy, especially the underground parking at Pré aux Pêcheurs. It’s crucial you check exit times for carparks to avoid lock-ins! Alternative secure underground pay carparks not shown on the map are at Parking Poirier on boulevard Dugommier, or Parking avenue Frères Olivier click here for details.
Public transport after 9pm is quite limited. Check www.envibus.fr for local bus routes, or http://www.ter.sncf.com/paca/ for train schedules. Taxis can be found outside the Antibes train station.
Accessibility notes: The port quays and entire Village site are on flat ground and accessible for families with baby strollers and persons with reduced mobility, however please note there is one step up to the bar areas in the Village as they install temporary decking. The onsite toilets are accessed by stairs only, therefore the closest accessible ground level toilets are near plage Gravette or at Café Felix by the first archway to the port and Antibes Old Town.