Sightseeing – ANTIBES

I have friends visiting here from Sweden and as the sun is shining we have many options for sightseeing due to good weather but unfortunately the car battery has died overnight!   Two families navigating busy streets with 2 baby strollers means that planning and easy accessibility for restaurants at meal times and toilet breaks is crucial.

We decide on an afternoon stroll from Juan les Pins to Antibes walking up the small hill on Chemin des Sables and over to Salis beach.  There is a children’s playground near the boules court, and many park benches to admire the view of sailing boats.  Beside the boules court is a public toilet (accessible) with coin donation to the attendant.

Afterwards, we follow the path along the Antibes remperts which is wheel-accessible, though busy due to tourists enjoying the sunshine.  The path snakes along the old Roman wall with views across to the Baie des Anges, Nice and Monaco in the distance.  We stop beside the Picasso Museum to take in the views, before pausing to take photos of Plage Gravette.

Continuing walking down the hill toward the port we pause at Félix Café near the arched entrance to the port (50 Boulevard Aguillon) for a pizza lunch, the waiter is friendly and charming and the ‘Felix’ pizza delicious.  A high chair was available, and there is ample room for a stroller (or wheelchair) to access the toilet facilities.

We cross the road and have trouble choosing which gelato to tickle our tastebuds – my final selection of mango and passionfruit is mouth-watering – and we finish our leisurely stroll along the Antibes port admiring the superyachts on the International Quay.

Eat and drink – ANTIBES

Children are welcome in restaurants, cafés and bars, however not all restaurants will provide special facilties for families such as high chairs.  Most restaurants do not offer children’s meals (the range may be limited for children to fries, chicken nuggets and similar) but those that do specifically offer children’s menus have fixed-price menus at reduced prices.

Le Moulin, 7 boulevard Maréchal Leclerc (Telephone: 04 93 61 23 60):  Italian-run restaurant situated near to Salis beach serving pizza, pastas and the like.  Large outdoor terrace for dining in the sun.  Ample room for wheelchair users and/or families with strollers but reservations are recommended as this restaurant does get busy.  Easy access to toilet facilities as restaurant is ground level.