SPORT & LEISURE

Four beautiful walks

Villa Val des Roses to Sanctuary de la Garoupe.

A short walk along the Salis beach to the little port then take the pilgrims' path 'Chemin du Calvaire' up to the Garoupe plateau and the orientation table, the marine themed church, lighthouse and beautiful panoramic views of Antibes and the Cote d'Azur.

Villa Val des Roses along the ramparts to the port of Antibes.

Take in the atmosphere of the Old town of Antibes along the ramparts then stroll around Europe's largest private port with hundreds of yachts and boats some up to 50m long.

Plage de la Garoupe around the coastal path of Cap d'Antibes.

From the far corner of the Garoupe beach, a much longer stunning coastal walk (3.7km) running alongside the walls surrounding the great parks of the private properties 'chateau de la Garoupe' and 'chateau de la Croe', around rocky headland and small creeks right around to Villa Eilenroc with a view of 'billionaire's bay'.

La pinede in Juan les Pins along the coast road to Port de L'Olivette in Cap d'Antibes

Leave the pine grove of Juan les Pins, pass the Belles Rives Hotel, wind along the coastal road past Port Gallice to the pretty coloured fishing boats in Port Olivette.

Belles Rives Waterski-ing Club

Water-skiing was invented in Juan les Pins so where better to have your first lesson or perfect your technique. Available from 7am from the pontoon of the Belles Rives hotel. Upward parachute sailing, ski bus and paddle boards are also available. Hotel Belles Rives 33, bd Edouard Baudoin. Tel: 04 93 61 02 79.

Dream Yachting, boat hire and private excursions

Boat rental and yacht charter from a half day to a week with or without a skipper. Private boat trips and packages also available such as St Tropez, fireworks in Cannes to lunch in a wild creek along the coast or in between the Lerins Islands. Departures from Port Gallice, Cap d'Antibes where you can visit Dream Yachting or call Sebastien on 06 35 59 50 42 or 04 93 65 45 64. Website: www.yacht-riviera.com

Cap Kayak, kayak and paddle board centre

Based in Port Gallice, Cap d'Antibes hire a kayak or paddle board and set off from the beach to discover the area for an hour or up to a day. Private tuition also available as well as a guide to discover the area or watch the sunset. There is also a shop selling water sports accessories. Visit Cap Kayak in Port Gallice or call Philippe on 06 62 28 09 54. Website: www.capkayak.fr