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The Ultimate Yachtie Guide To Antibes And Cote D’Azur

The Cote d’Azur has different cities in which you might be sailing, all of them worth of knowing! This area is a little bit more expensive than other places in the Mediterranean due to the luxury lifestyle in this area. So stepping of the yacht after a long season will be a hit to your pocket, but hopefully those charter tips make up for it.

If Antibes is your first port of call as a green yacht crew member, you are in the right place to dockwalk the entire Cote D’Azur. If you are looking to get your first job on a superyacht check out our mega post on starting out in the industry. It will give you extra tips and pointers to help you land your CV on the captain pile.

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A day out in Nice, France is always a good idea!

Getting Around

Uber works as a perfect option if you are in a rush, but keep in mind the high costs. A short trip will easily cost 15Euros, and going between ports will jump to closer to 100Euros. Your best best is getting the local train which runs the entire distance and frequently stops at the main stations.

More crew are starting to buy electric scooters, which are handy. Otherwise, keep your bike or skateboard handy. It gets hot in summer, and it’s a bit faster to get around. Antibes port is near to the old town, but be prepared for a long walk if you want to hit up the beach bars on the other side. Wear comfortable shoes!

Expect to pay about 1.50 EUR for each minute distance in Uber (approx for consideration) whereas the single train ticket cost starts from 3,10 EUR. Bargain! (side note, you can buy snacks and wine on the train!)

Where to dockwalk in The South of France. It’s not just Antibes !

What Ports to dockwalk at in Cote D’Azur

Marseille Old Port – not walkable distance, you will need a vehicle or Uber to get into the city (10 min ride)

Capitanerie addressAddress: 44 Quai Marcel Pagnol, 13007 Marseille

La Ciotat – well known for refitting at MB92, you will need a vehicle to move around or Uber Address: Quai François Mitterrand, 13600 La Ciotat

St. Tropez Port Grimaud – located right in the middle of the city Address: Allée du Quai de l’Epi, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Mandelieu La Napoule Port de Cannes Marina – walkable distance to city Address: 150 Allée Calypso, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Old port Cannes – walkable distance to city Address: Jetée Albert Edouard, 06400 Cannes

Port Pierre Canto Cannes – walkable distance to city Address: 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

Vieux Port Golf Juan – walkable distance to city Address: Quai Saint-Pierre, 06220 Vallauris

Port Gallice Juan Les Pins – walkable distance to city
Address: 47 Boulevard Edouard Baudoin, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, Cap d’Antibes

Antibes Port Vauban – walkable distance to city Address: Avenue de Verdun, 06600 Antibes

Antibes Marina – walkable distance to city Address: Port Vauban, 06600 Antibes Juan les Pins

Nice Port – walkable distance to city Address: 1430 Quai Amiral Infernet, 06300 Nice

Port de Villefranche-sur-Mer – walkable distance to city Address: 1 Chemin du Lazaret, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer

Port de Fontvieille – walkable distance to city Address: Quai des Sanbarbani, 98000 Mónaco/Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco port – walkable distance to city Address: Quai l’Hirondelle, 98000 Monaco

Local bars and Restaurants


There are plenty of great restaurants along the coast, but these are a few of the standout ones suggested to us by yacht chefs.

Brasseries Foch – Steakhouse Address: 20 Boulevard Gustave Chancel, 06600 Antibes

Romagna Mia – italian restaurants Address: 3 Boulevard Dugommier, 06600 Antibes

La Taille de Guêpe – French restaurant Address: 24 Rue de Fersen, 06600 Antibes

Fine Dining

Restaurant Jan – Michelin Star Restaurant Address: 12 Rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice

Bruno Oger – La Villa Archange Address: Rue de l’Ouest, 06110 Le Cannet

Mirazur – Menton 30, avenue Aristide Briand 06500 Menton

Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco

Local markets in Antibes are handy and well priced for small yachts

Provisioning

Yacht chefs looking for great provisions for guest or crew are in a great spot being located on the Cote D’Azur. Antibes, Nice and Monaco are all well located to receive provisions and delivery is a breeze.

Download the provisioning contact list here.

GOURMET DELIVERIES, delivers all the coast within 2 hours and no delivery fee. If someone contacts me directly, I can offer a discount if they come through your website or recommendation! https://www.gourmet-deliveries.net/

Local Markets

Marseille Farmers Market (Only Wednesdays)Address: Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille

St. Tropez Local Market Address: Place aux Herbes, 83990 Saint-Tropez

La Ciotat Marchè du Port Address: Quai François Mitterrand, 13600 La Ciotat

Cannes Marchè Fortville Address: 6 Rue du Marché Forville, 06400 Cannes

Antibes market Marchè Provençals Address: Cours Masséna, 06600 Antibes

Nice La Gare du Sud Address: 35 Avenue Malaussena, 06000 Nice

Monaco La CondamineAddress: 11 Rue Terrazzani, 98000 Monaco

Supermarkets


Carrefour is the main supermarket along the coast. There are several locations near by each of the ports, check out their website.

Metro, you will need a card to enter, if you are a commercially registered boat you can register at the entrance with the boat’s papers
There are several Metro in the Cote d’Azur, below address for the one in Nice Address: CCPlaine 1, 60 Avenue Pierre Isnard B.P. 215, 06200 Nice

Grab the train to Monaco to Dockwalk

Crew days off

All of the cities are coast cities therefore all of them have beautiful beachesAntibes

Stroll the laneways of old Town Antibes, find the beautiful markets and have lunch at a local cafe.

Visit Grasse , the city famous for the creation of parfums (30 minutes ride with car) 

Hike Cap D’Antibes for the sport lovers (2 hours Trekking) and find the Plage of Garoupe, hidden public beach 


3 things to do in the surrounding city if you had a full day to explore


Visit Eze , beautiful city to walk and explore (City between Nice and Monaco)- Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco all of them are just 30-40 minute distance between them – if you are in any of these cities you will love to visit these neighbor cities and explore. You can easily take the train and walk at destination.

Antibes, FRANCE

Antonella Cassata

Antibes Specialist

Antonella runs many yacht services for those around Antibes and really has her finger on the pulse for things to do in town.

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