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Swimsuit Shopping Juan le Pins for a Teenager

Contributor blog post by Jemma:

Lolo and I stand on a sidewalk in the easygoing town of Juan-les-Pins. We’re debating. The store sounds young to me, like the name of an aspiring rap artist. At last, we open the glass door of Banana Moon.

“Bonjour!”  I say to the shop’s sole attendant.  She replies with the same.

“Nous cherchons un maillot de bain,” I say.  (Of course, we’re looking for a swimsuit.  There’s precious little other inventory.) “Pour elle,” I continue, indicating my 13-year-old daughter.   That makes the statement more interesting.

…Continue reading here to read about the “fun” this mother-daughter duo had scouring the streets of Juan le Pins for an age-appropriate bathing suit — for a teenager. Juan les Pins is a town built on retail options and famous for the annual Jazz à Juan festival in July. This is the town where anything is possible even finding a swimsuit for a teenager with a long list of criteria.

Tired of Shopping?

Juan les Pins Activities

Check out these official websites Antibes, Juan les Pins municipal information and Antibes Juan-les-Pins tourism. Note: there are many unofficial sites too.

Relative to its neighbours the seaside resort of Juan les Pins is relatively new. Founded in 1882 the town’s profile quickly caught the attention of the international crowd, which included names such as Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Aga Khan, the Duke of Windsor Winston Churchill and members of the Kennedy family.

For architecture lovers and anyone wanting a bit of exercise, walk along the Juan les Pins Heritage Trail, a route suggested by Access Riviera.

Discover these family-friendly holiday ideas for the French Riviera.

Stroll along the harbour and take a look at all the beautiful yachts.

Have lunch or dinner at  Hotel Belles Rives in Juan les Pins a suggestion from Lisa and Johann Pepin of Les Pastras Truffles. “It is a magnificent little jewel box of a hotel with historic 20s décor and a rich history. There’s a casual and a gastronomic restaurant with seaside views of the setting sun to enjoy while listening to the live music emanating from the piano bar.”

Visit Antibes. These two cities are so physically close to each other that the boundaries are blurred.

Stroll through Vieil Antibes the town with a rich Greek and Roman history. Antibes Free Walking Tours offers 2 1/2 guided tours.

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Jemma Hélène

Jemma Hélène

Jemma was born and raised in the US Midwest. A banker by trade, she slogged away at a Swiss investment bank in the UK and South Africa before moving – for decent spaces of time, anyway – to the South of France. At a similar stage, she also moved to the right side of her brain as a writer. She has published articles in Maclean’s, SuperYacht World, and various travel and university presses.

At this point Jemma lives mostly in Canada, but she spends the whole of every summer in the Côte d’Azur town of Antibes. From this seaside town of ramparts, situated midway between Nice and Cannes, she has penned her blog French Lessons since 2007. Each post captures a snapshot of the remarkable, real life of the French Riviera. “Consider these pages my summertime gift to you,” she tells her readers.

When not engrossed in things French, Jemma is - not in any particular order - writing a book, making music, performing motherly duties, expanding sustainable education in places that have less of it, promoting Canadian writing, and travelling off-the-beaten-track: over 90 countries, and counting.

You can reach Jemma through her blog site at French Lessons.

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