In the heart of the Cote d’Azur, between Nice and Cannes, Antibes stands out, more than ever, as a major pole of this sought-after Mediterranean coastline. Indeed, it possesses all the assets allowing to grow in prosperity.
Edged by long stretches of beaches and isolated idyllic coves like the Garoupe or the Salis, the city's marina welcomes holidaymakers and the world's most prestigious yachts, when the old town is full of charming little alleys and artists lairs. Juan les Pins, its twin, is an international landmark since the 1920s and the galaxy of stars who spent a season there, seaside heaven during the day and heart of the nightlife, whereas the Alps nearby offers sport and nature getaways.
But more than this natural and historic richness, Antibes has known how to build a unique economic and cultural liveliness on the Mediterranean coast. Its international jazz festival has presented all the greatest artists, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone or Ray Charles, and the last great cultural place, Anthéa, gathers theatre celebrities and innovative arts. Last, settled in a green setting and pioneer in France, the Sofia-Antipolis technopole was the first technological and business centre in the IT industry.
Aware of the necessity to keep on evolving, Antibes brings now to life a plan aiming at creating a new eco-district right in the heart of the city. Over two hectares, the Marenda-Lacan neighbourhood, located between the port and the old town, will know a complete refurbishment by 2020. In order to keep in harmony with the existing city heritage, the project is in line with the proportions, the architecture and the colours of Antibes. From a largely underestimated area, 200 accommodations, about fifteen shops, schools, two restaurants, an 8-room multiplex cinema, a 300-spot car park, and a playground nestled in greenery will come to life.
BNP Paribas Immobilier has been chosen to build these new accommodations, in small buildings of 3 or 4 floors. Half of it will be dedicated to free market, twenty lots will be kept for assisted-access to ownership, while a third of the apartments will be reserved to the rental market. The neighbourhood will be connected by all ways of public transport, when pedestrian and bicycle paths will roam the whole area to create a synergy between the residential, commercial and cultural functions.
More than a simple renovation, a new complete and modern lively place is setting in Marenda Lacan, in a mixed and balanced housing, understanding and respecting its environment.
A new district in the heart of the Old Antibes. Ideally located less than 5 minutes on foot from the Port Vauban, the Pré aux Pêcheurs square or the Provence market, the new Via Marenda ...