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Juan-les-Pins
Health Resort and Spa
Evening view on the Mediterranean Sea from Juan-Les-Pins
Evening view on the Mediterranean Sea from Juan-Les-Pins
Location within Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Location within France
Country  France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Nice Arms.svg Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Vallauris-Antibes-Ouest
Municipality Armoirie ville fr Antibes.svg Antibes

Juan-les-Pins is a town and a health resort and spa in the commune of Antibes, in the Alpes-Maritimes, in southeastern France, on the Côte d'Azur. It is situated between Nice and Cannes, 13 kilometres (8 mi) from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.

It is a major holiday destination popular with the international jet-set, with casino, nightclubs and beaches, which are made of fine grained sand, and are not straight, but instead are cut with small inlets.

In 1926, the famous hotel Le Provençal was opened and received guests like Charlie Chaplin, Lilian Harvey, Jack L. Warner and Man Ray.

Points of interest

  • Jardin botanique de la Villa Thuret
  • Aujourd'hui, curvy modernistic seaside former beach house of movie mogul Jack L. Warner
  • Home of the 6 Jours d'Antibes, the Antibes 6 Day Race

Jazz à Juan

Ray Charles - panoramio
Ray Charles - one of the many jazz artists to perform at Jazz à Juan

Juan-les-Pins is famous for its annual jazz festival in July. New Orleans is a sister city, a connection which for a number of years was shown in carnival festivities in the streets of Juan-les-Pins, in which both local and New Orleans jazz bands paraded.

Along the street behind the seaside stage where the annual jazz festival "Jazz à Juan" is held, one will find ceramic tiles laid into the pavement with hand-prints of more than 50 jazz musicians who have played at this festival, among those Al Jarreau, B. B. King, Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddy Louiss, Elvin Jones, Fats Waller, George Benson, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Joshua Redman, Keith Jarrett, Little Richard, Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Ravi Coltrane, Ray Charles, Richard Galliano, Roy Haynes, Shirley Horn, Sonny Rollins, Stéphane Grappelli and Wynton Marsalis.

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