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Bucket list experience:

Man standing on a path in the cliffs at rocky Antibes

Last updated: 22 April, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Escape civilization along this surprisingly wild, circular 5km coastal path that winds around Cap d’Antibes. Start at Garoupe Beach and pass rocky cliffs, high over the crashing waves.

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Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 2 hours

Getting there & doing it

If you don’t have a car, you can take a taxi or local bus the 15 minutes from Antibes port to Garoupe beach, where the walk starts from the car park. You could book in for a pricey but unforgettable lunch in season at Grill Eden Roc, the only part of the mythic Hotel du Cap Eden Roc that is open to the public.

When to do it

Because the path edges over cliffs and can be slippery (marked with Danger de Morte signs), it’s closed during bad weather, and is best for adults. The best walking months in the region are March to October.

Our writer’s picks of the best places to stay near this experience, closest first

Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc

Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France[1.3 miles]

Iconic hotel and pool, steeped in decades of celebrity myth and glamorous legend, on the Cote d’Azur. Stupendous grounds, a boat and tennis courts, world-class service and the price tag to match.

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Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel

Cap d'Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France[2.4 miles]

An elegant hotel and lavish restaurant, trimmed by Antibes’ only private beach. It’s a perfect refuge for couples who want to be near the action but have a romantic retreat right on the sea.

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Hotel Martinez

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France[8.6 miles]

The stars’ favourite during the Cannes Film Festival, this legendary Art Deco hotel and beach club delivers on glitz and glamour.

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Carlton Cannes

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France[8.9 miles]

A luxurious and iconic film-star favourite in Cannes’ most desirable location – pole position on La Croisette. The hotel’s private beach, jetty and restaurant are still the see-and-be-seen spot in Cannes.

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2 hours

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Cap d'Antibes , Cote d'Azur, France[1 miles]

Sheltered from the wind, child-friendly Garoupe is a good choice for beach lounging. There’s a free, public section (Plage Municipale) with sunbeds and parasols, as well as multiple private beach clubs. Plage Keller is the trendiest. Petit Plage and Plage Joseph are also good, and family-friendly.

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The biggest theme park on the Cote d’Azur – a sea-inspired water park – has dolphin shows, aquariums and fairground rides. In summer there’s also Aquasplash, an enormous water park and a mini-golf course.

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