Les Voiles d’Antibes
Les Voiles d’Antibes is an annual sailing regatta hosted at Port Vauban and the 23rd edition will take place from 30 May to 3 June 2018.
This popular event signals the first stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge and sees the port in Antibes and surrounding sea filled with beautiful yachts including vintage yachts built pre-1950 and classic yachts from the late 1950’s onwards.
As well as the yacht races, a pop-up Village is set up at the Bastion Saint Jaume at Port Vauban with exhibits about marine preservation and the sea. A huge drawcard for the community is free nightly entertainment with live music and bars.
See Les Voiles d’Antibes 2018 Programme here including times for the bands: Les Voiles d’Antibes 2018 Programme
A map for the location of Les Voiles d’Antibes is below:
Find out more about the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge here: Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
L’Italie à Table
The sights and smells of L’Italie à Table will cross over the same time as Les Voiles d’Antibes (from 31 May to 3 June 2018) at Port Vauban in Antibes.
L’Italie à Table is an Italian food festival that features a number of Italian gastronomy products such as cheese, pasta, beverages, cured meats, olive oils, pastries, bread, sweets as well as recipe demonstrations, children’s workshops and live music.
The Antibes event is a sister festival to a similar festival that was recently held in Saint Raphael and another festival that will be hosted on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice from 8 to 10 June.
L’Italie à Table Antibes is free entry to the public and opening hours are: 10am to 8pm daily; 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
View the programme here: L’Italie à Table Antibes Programme
How to get there
By train: The Gare d’Antibes (Antibes train station) is just 5 minutes walk from Port Vauban; simply cross the road directly outside the main entrance to the station and walk down Avenue de la Libération to the roundabout, continue straight ahead along Avenue de Verdun.
L’Italie à Table is set up in marquees at the square opposite the marina and Les Voiles d’Antibes is taking place at Bastion Saint Jaume by the Nomade statue near the Quai des Milliardaires.
By bus: Bus numbers 1, 8 or 200 stop outside Hotel Le Collier opposite the Antibes train station / Pole d’échanges and you can follow the directions above to get to the port from the station. Alternatively, the Antibes Gare Routiere in old town is a 5 minute walk to the port.
By car: You can get to both of these events by car either via the RN7 or bord de Mer (coastal road). Because there are a number of constructions happening in central Antibes, car parking for both of these events is best at the Q-Park underground pay carpark at Pré des Pêcheurs, 20 avenue de Verdun. Parking prices are here: Parking Antibes port Alternative pay carparks are located at Parking Poirier on boulevard Dugommier or Parking avenue Frères Olivier.
Both events are on flat, paved ground so they are suitable for families with kids in baby strollers, or people with restricted mobility. Note: The whole quay area and Village is on flat ground, however the bar area at Les Voiles d’Antibes is on raised decking and toilets at the Village are not accessible for wheelchair users. The nearest ground-level accessible toilets are by plage Gravette, at the automated pay toilet on Avenue de Verdun near the boules pitch or go to Félix Café or Gusto (pizza place) just inside the first archway to old town as both have ground-level accessible toilets.
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