Is France and Antibes one of the prime locations for LGBT people to travel? Yes, it is considered one of the most friendly gay city in Europe. From restaurants, bars, sauna and gay friendly hotels Antibes has all it needs for a great holiday in France and beyond.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in France have been among some of the most advanced in the world. France has frequently been named one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.Recent polls have indicated that a majority of the French people support same-sex marriage and in 2013,another poll indicated that 77% of the French population believed homosexuality should be accepted by society, one of the highest in the 39 countries polled.Paris has been named by many publications as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, with Le Marais, Quartier Pigalle and Bois de Boulogne being said to have a thriving LGBT community and nightlife.
Antibes is a resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It’s known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré. This overlooks luxury yachts moored at the Port Vauban marina. The forested Cap d’Antibes peninsula, dotted with grand villas, separates Antibes from Juan-les-Pins, a chic resort with buzzing nightlife and the Jazz à Juan music festival.
Top attractions to visit in Antibes
- Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d’Antibes
- Juan les Pins Main Beach
- Old Town
- Parc de la Pinède
- Musee Picasso
Best for tours in Antibes:
- The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour
- Antibes, Cannes & Saint Paul De Vence Sightseeing Small Group Day Trip from Nice
- The best French Riviera Full-Day from Cannes Small-Group Shore Excursion
- One day in Provence
- French Riviera Day Trip with Monaco Cannes & Perfumery Visit from Nice
1. Mas Djoliba 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Antibes
Mas Djoliba is a 6-minute walk from the beach in Antibes. It is set in a park and has swimming pool and terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.
Each air-conditioned Djoliba room is equipped with a TV and private bathroom with a bathtub or shower.
From May to September, snacks are available and can be enjoyed on the terrace or next to the pool.
Mas Djoliba provides an ideal base for exploring Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins. The hotel is 1 km from Chateau Grimaldi and Antibes Cathedral and a 10-minute drive from Gare d’Antibes, Antibes’ railway station.
For guests wanting to discover other parts of the French Riviera, Mas Djoliba is conveniently located 12 km from Cannes and 22 km from Nice.
This hotel is an absolute haven for those looking for a tranquil city break. It is only 6 minutes from the beach but feels as if you are cocooned in the luxury of the quietness of the countryside. The hotel is exceptionally clean and well cared for and beautifully appointed. Delphine could not be more helpful and was very informative about the area, especially as she spoke excellent English.
The garden is amazing, full of interesting trees , shrubs and wonderful pots of colourful plants. With plenty of shade and seating to spend time reading a book or just relaxing. You can even have game of petanque. An absolute oasis of tranquility. Definitely on our list for a return visit.
The staff are so friendly and helpful, the nicest I’ve come across. The location is great – so peaceful and away from the traffic one can experience in the South of France and yet only a ten min stroll to the heart of the Old Town. The pool area is an oasis, there were always sunbeds available. The snacks and drink selection that Delphine and Laura provide are amazing – make sure you try theses as a treat in the afternoon.
We absolutely loved Man Djoliba – it is centrally located in a peaceful residential area. The gardens, house and pool area are beautiful and we felt as if our South of France dream had come true in every way. The staff is very personable and accommodating. We were truly able to relax and enjoy the sun and surroundings.
We stayed in the cottage next to the pool and were able to use the garden for our Easter Egg hunt! Perfect. The residential location is within walking distance to several beaches, restaurants and the old town. It worked out very well for us – secluded, yet close to everything that we needed. We didn’t use the car once.
Good hotel if you want to stay for a couple of days in the south of France. There you can enjoy the old city of Antibes with its market provencal where already Picasso made his courses. In the evening you can easily walk to Juan-Les-Pins and have a lunch at the beach.
The hotel is in a peaceful residential part of Antibes, less than ten minutes walk into town and only about five to the seafront and beach. I’ve never been here in the summer, so haven’t tried the pool, but it’s set in the lovely gardens of Mas Djoliba and always looks tempting, even in early April!
How much does a room costs at Mas Djoliba ?
Prices start 220$/night for Small Standard Double Room. The One-Bedroom Suite with Sea View is 2091$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This room is equipped with a seating area, private bathroom, flat-screen TV and air conditioning.
Extras include a 20m2 terrace with sea views.
Where to book online – Mas Djoliba – Gay Friendly Hotels Antibes – you can find the best hotels deals in Antibes during Jazz à Juan which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antibes on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Best Western Plus Antibes Riviera 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Antibes
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Best Western Plus Antibes Riviera is located in Antibes, 1.6 km from Picasso Museum and 2.6 km from Antibes Marineland. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.
Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
This charming urban hotel offers 31 rooms fully equipped : Queen size bed, air conditioned, mini refrigerator, microwave, courtesy tray, individual free safe box, high speed WiFi in all rooms.
The hotel is located in a calm neighbourhood at a 900m walk to the beach and 1km walk to the Antibes Harbour. Some of our rooms offer a nice view on the famous Baie des Anges from Nice to the Cap d’Antibes. As for the other rooms, they offer a great view on the French Alps.
We stayed at this lovely place in October and it was a refreshing welcome after staying in a different hotel nearby that was neither nice or friendly. All of the front desk staff here go out of their way to make you feel welcome and help with any questions.
They all spoke English and each recommendation they made was perfect. We walked to the train and bus station each day to travel up and down the French Riviera. Lovely little market and bakery close by as well.
We had a balcony view that was great. Yes, there is a busy street, but we were so tired each night it never bothered us. The balcony doors are pretty heavy duty and great soundproofing. Excellent breakfast each morning. They even had scrambled eggs and bacon! Would highly recommend a stay here.
I was delighted of choosing Best Western when I went to my trip of the French Riviera, it is very convenient compared to other hotels, it is very well located in Antibes which is a lovely town, I choose to stay in Antibes as a base and travel every day to Cannes and Nice, the trip by car, train or bus is convenient and no more than 20 minutes.
The hotel staff was very attempting to my requests and the room was modern, clean and with AC which not always you will find in the summer!
This hotel is not centrally located, but in return they provide free parking, which is perfect for us. It is within 10-15 minutes walking distance to the train station, so probably not suitable for guests traveling with train and bringing heavy luggage. However, we find the walk to be a breeze when we decided to visit nice cannes train. On to the room, we got lucky and was upgraded to a nicer and more spacious room. It definitely makes a huge difference.
The room is clean and modern, decorated with up-to-date interior. Towels and linen feels fresh and clean. Everything was spotless. There’s also a cooler inside the room. When we’re too lazy to go out for dinner, 2-3 mins walk from this hotel is a supermarket, a takeaway pizza store, and a burger restaurant. Overall, a very good value-for-money hotel. Would definitely stay here again.
How much does a room costs at Best Western Plus Antibes Riviera ?
Prices start 160$/night for Superior Queen Room with Queen Bed and Balcony. The Deluxe King Room with King Bed and Sea View is 200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room has a balcony.
Where to book online – Best Western Plus Antibes Riviera – Gay Friendly Hotels Antibes – you can find the best hotels deals in Antibes during Jazz à Juan which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antibes on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. ibis Styles Antibes 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Antibes
Fully renovated in October 2020, Hotel ibis Styles Antibes is located 4 km from the centre of Antibes, 22 km from Nice and 11 km from Cannes. It offers modern rooms which are equipped with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi access.
Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a private bathroom. All rooms are accessible by a lift.
You can enjoy traditional cuisine with Mediterranean flavours and a continental breakfast in the restaurant or on the terrace. The hotel also has a private bar, which serves aperitifs and cocktails.
Rooms are basic but were clean and adequate . Only thing I missed was not having tea/coffee making facilities in the room though free tea/coffee available with a kettle by reception in take away cups
Breakfast included with a good selection of food – pastries , croissants, cheese, meats , fruit, eggs all laid out in a buffet style.
The hotel itself is starting to look a little tired compared to earlier years. The beds are comfortable (as you expect from the Ibis brand) but the rooms are quite small and poky. Bathroom was very small and basic, generally clean but could do with some mould cleaner on all the corners.
Very quiet area at night time.
Standard continental breakfast options, quality of the food was quite good. Plenty of food on offer. The option to dine outside is nice too. Regional products to try along with some daily variation.
There is free car parking and also undercover garage parking for a fee (free if you’re an Accor member).
A massive Carrefour is just around the corner up one end of the main road Within walking distance and a smaller supermarket (Lidl) about 700m down the road.
The staff were all exceptionally friendly.
Good, basic accommodation and gay friendly!
Nice accommodation,quite easy to find and not very far from those beautiful beaches at all. Very clean,modern and very welcoming staff. Very good priced for time of the year in relation to the quality which is very good.
Bed was comfortable, as with any Ibis hotels – a necessity after a long haul flight. Our room had a window that can be opened to a small garden – we’re so grateful for the fresh air! Breakfast was wonderful, freshly squeezed orange juice, selections of ham, cheese, yoghurt, and fresh fruits. Croissants was good and fresh, I couldn’t resist a second helping, on the other hand the pain-au-chocolat was a bit soggy. The room itself was dated, need a spruce-up to look trendy.
How much does a room costs at ibis Styles Antibes ?
Prices start 135$/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe King Room with King Bed and Sea View is 200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room has a balcony.
Where to book online – ibis Styles Antibes – Gay Friendly Hotels Antibes – you can find the best hotels deals in Antibes during Jazz à Juan which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Antibes on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.