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Taking the train to Antibes is not the fastest way of getting there, but it’s by far the most enjoyable.
Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security. There are no weight or liquid restrictions on luggage so no stressing about excess costs or whether your toiletries are under 100ml. Just clear security and you’re ready to step on board.
There’s plenty of space for luggage at the entry to each carriage and above your seat. You’ll also find loos and bins in every carriage and sockets at every seat.
If you’re feeling peckish, visit Café Métropole, our bar buffet for snacks and drinks.
From Paris, you’ll be travelling on a TGV, this will also have a bar buffet and most have sockets at seats.
On arrival at Gare du Nord in Paris, take the RER line D, direction Melun or Malesherbes, to Gare de Lyon - It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
You Eurostar ticket includes your TGV reservation, so just get on board and find your seats for the scenic trip down through France.
After winding along the coast, your train will arrive at Antibes station.
Situated between Cannes and Nice, Antibes offers the glamour of the Côte d'Azur with a dash of history and culture, in the form of ancient forts and a few of Picasso’s old haunts.
June: Déantibulations street art festival
June: Fête de la Musique
June: Antibes Regatta
June: Festival Nuits Carrées
July: Jazz à Juan
Plage de la Gravette - a sheltered beach near the port.
Plage de Ponteil - with a watersports centre.
Plage des Ondes - to watch stunning sunsets.
Juan-les-Pins: best for beaches, spas and buzzing bars.
Cannes: perfect for celeb-spotting or dream yacht-shopping.
Vence: head for the hills to explore the medieval village.