Juan les Pins Information
If you’re looking at a map, it’s hard to know where Antibes ends and Juan-les-Pins begins. These Riviera neighbours are lumped together in brochures, giving the impression that it’s all one big cohesive sprawl along the Cap d’Antibes peninsula, between Cannes and Nice. It isn’t, of course – not when you’ve got ancient Antibes with its Greek origins and 16th-century ramparts sitting next door to the art deco elegance of beach-lined Juan-les-Pins. They couldn’t be more different and nor would you want one without the other.
New Orleans is a sister city of Juan les Pins – a connection which for a number of years was shown in carnival festivities in the streets, which saw both local and New Orleans jazz bands parading. ‘Jazz à Juan’ is the annual jazz festival and behind the ‘seaside stage’ you can find ceramic tiles laid into the pavement with handprints of more than 50 jazz musicians who have played at this festival.