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  • Writer's pictureDavid Viney

Antibes Wine & Gastronomy Fair

Updated: Apr 28

Every year in October, the city of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins celebrate the Harvest Festival with a Wine & Gastronomy fair. Over 70 producers from the locality and from all over France offer their wine, cheeses, chocolate, liqueurs, pastries, and various delicatessen to the public.

RSAJ Band © Justine Aubert

The 16th edition - 2024

The yearly gastronomy festival always runs at the end of October (dates still to be announced) and is organised by Kiwanis Club d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins. The festival is spread across the two halls of the Espaces du Fort Carré. You will find artisan producers, wine from all over France, gastronomic specialties, pastry classes given by the likes of Christian Cottard, oenology classes given by sommeliers (such as Jérome Mauzé), and cooking demonstrations by La Flambée and others.

Review of the 2023 Antibes Wine & Gastronomy Fair

There were more than 3,000 visitors at this 15th Show; a new attendance record. Kiwanis is an international organisation (of volunteers) who work to help children who are sick, disabled or in difficulty. The fair is their most important event, and all the profits go to providing children with material help, moral support and a little happiness.

This year, this included funding equine therapy and music therapy courses at Fontonne hospital centre, the hospital's kindergarten, and the children's theatre festival. The workshops were a real hit this year; including courses on “the principles of tasting”, on “the aromas of wine”, “environmental labels”, and on beer “production and tasting”. The punters also enjoyed the numerous raffles throughout each day of the event.

2023 team of the Julien de l'Embisque estate © Nice-Matin
2023 team of the Julien de l'Embisque estate © Nice-Matin

How to Get there

  • By train: you have a choice of the Antibes station (on the SNCF-TGV fast line from Marseille to Ventimiglia) and the Juan-les-Pins and Biot train stations (only local TER trains). Buy your tickets in advance for reduced hassle. Timetables here.

  • By car: exit the A8 autoroute at "la Provençale" (exit 44), then take the RD 6007 followed by the RD 6098 to the centre. A full list of car parks is here.

  • By bus: The local bus network is run by Envibus who provides services in Antibes as well as the surrounding communes, including Juan-les-Pins, Biot, Châteauneuf, Gourdon, Vallauris Golfe-Juan and Villeneuve-Loubet. Most services run every 15 to 30 minutes and you can download the timetable at the Envibus website:

    • Bus 2 - Antibes - Plage du Ponteil - Phare du Cap - Eden Roc

    • Bus 10 - Antibes - Biot Gare SNCF - Marineland - Biot village - Valbonne

    • Bus 14 - Fort Carre - Port Vauban - Plage du Ponteil - Port de la Salis

    • Bus 15 - Juan les Pins Gare SNCF circular

    • Bus 23 - Antibes - Biot Station - Villeneuve-Loubet Marina - La Colle sur Loup


  • The Kiwanis site on Eventbrite, where you should be able to get free tickets

  • The official tourism site of Antibe Juans-les-Pins


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