Full week sailing on the French Riviera with skipper – Juan Les Pins and Golfe Juan

In our last article concerning the possible stages that take place during a boat holiday on the Côte d’Azur we have dealt with the magnificent Antibes, today we will deal with one of its suburbs, certainly the most worldly: Juan les Pins and its coast, up to Punta Croisette.
Juan Les Pins was born in the mid-1800s as a fashionable and luxurious district of Antibes.
Here we find luxury hotels frequented by top-level international clients, a casino and numerous clubs. One of the most historic is certainly the Rhumerie PAM PAM where you can drink exquisite tropical-flavored drinks and watch the show of the dancers performing Caribbean dances. Another historic place is certainly Voom Voom – Le Village, the historic nightclub in the town. Another famous place is the Milk where DJs of international fame also perform from time to time. During the summer, the international jazz festival is held every year in Juan Les Pins, which attracts fans from all over the world.
Along the streets of the town there are countless very inviting shops for shopping.
The central beach of the town is of very fine sand and the sea descends gently accompanying the swimmers.
Immediately after passing the beach of the Hotel du Cap – Eden Roc, we find the small bay “dell’Olivette”, an excellent anchorage for sheltering from the wind and sea coming from the Levant. At the bottom of the bay there is a small pier near the sandy shore where the owners of the typical local wooden gozzetti moor their “jewels”. Here our skippers often use this pier to embark and disembark guests on board who want to get off for a walk on the head or for jogging.
Approaching the town, passing the numerous sandy beaches, and paying attention to the fish farm located near the coast, we first find the small port “Du Crouton” and immediately after the tourist port “Port Gallice”, equipped with every comfort and service . Here, due to the not too generous depths, not all of our boats can enter, in fact Nababbo with its 3.50 meters of draft cannot even come close to the entrance.
From Port Gallice you can reach the closest point to the coast of the Lerins Islands with a short navigation, always paying close attention to the rock which is more or less halfway along the route, however well marked by an isolated danger sign.
In the Gulf of Juan Les Pins and Golfe Juan there are always many anchored boats and also many maxi and mega Yachts that find here an ideal and convenient anchorage from the logistical point of view.
After passing the village of Juan Les Pins, sailing along the coast, we soon find the entrance to the tourist port of Golfe Juan and the entrance to the private marina “Port Camille Rayon”.
Golfe Juan is part of the municipality of Roman origin of Vallauris whose ancient part is certainly worth a visit because it is rich in history and artisan shops, famous for its ceramics and for Pablo Picasso.
In fact, inside the Vallauris castle there is Picasso’s “War and Peace” museum, entirely built here in his atelier. Also inside the castle are the Magnelli museum which has about 50 works and the ceramics museum.
On the hills above Juan Les Pins, Sophia-Antipolis, the French “Silicon Valley”, was built in the 1970s, a technology park that covers an area of ​​2,300 hectares.
Sophia-Antipolis is home to electronics, information technology, biotechnology, telecommunications and pharmacology companies; it also hosts the headquarters of numerous international institutions.
Also on the heights of Golfe Juan it is also worth a visit to the small late medieval village of Valbonne, a typical Provençal
During our weeks on a sailing boat with skipper on the Côte d’Azur and our sailing holidays on the Côte d’Azur, our crews will make you discover the most beautiful corners of the area and will also be able to recommend the best attractions of this corner of the coast. to discover!
Good wind!