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Marina Baie des Anges

Marina Baie des Anges
Other names: Baie des Anges, SYCIM, SAPP
Introduction: Right at the heart of the famous “Baie des Anges” (the Bay of Angels) lies a marina which stands out namely for its original architecture and its 4 pyramid shaped residences. Marina Baie des Anges is mainly a private port,...
Towns close by: Villeneuve Loubet, Biot, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Nice
Neighbouring ports: Port Vauban Antibes / Port Saint Laurent / Port Camille Rayon / Golfe Juan / Port de Nice
Latitude/Longitude: 43°37'57.82"N / 7°08'20.42"E

General Information

Cruising Distances Pyramid:
Road Travel Times Pyramid:
Town: Villeneuve-Loubet
Summary: 

Whoever crosses the Baie des Anges for the first time will notice the white pyramids that stand from Villeneuve-Loubet, half-way between the Cap d’Antibes and Nice Airport. There are those who are outraged at the site of this peculiarity of these shapes in the landscape. There are others who see an architectural innovation of 20th century France which was built to imitate the appearance of waves, boats and the mountains in the background.

As its name suggests it, Marina Baie des Anges is a marina by definition. It is a port built at the heart of a residential and commercial complex, a port designed to be a resort where holidaymakers may find everything they need on site.

The marina is a peaceful little world of its own. The 4 pyramid shaped buildings (the “Amiral”, the “Baronnet”, the “Commodore” and the “Ducal”) act as a giant wall surrounding the port and the 8 hectares of gardens. This shelters the water front from the noise of the railway and roads nearby. A variety of shops and businesses are open all year around along. Many restaurants bring life to this port throughout the year thanks to a local but also seasonal clientele.

People tend to feel particularly safe in Marina Baie des Anges. You can at times see children running around freely in the park or on their way to the beach. People often know each other and recognise each other as they would in a small village.

 

The port has a total of 548 berths occupied all year around (including 474 « private » berths), of sizes varying from 6 m to 28 m. Only one berth with its own quay can welcome yachts over this length without exceeding 38 m length overall. The depth of the port varies from 2 m to 5 m. However, it is estimated that the depth at the level of the port’s entrance does not exceed 3.5 m. The port’s main jetty shelters the public part of the port (the row of smaller boats at the port’s entrance), the residential yachts and a few boats of intermediary sizes. The rest of the boats are moored either on one of the 8 pontoons or on the concrete quay facing the marina’s shops, known as “Quai d’honneur”.

The port’s shipyard with its relatively large surface, can carry out a large variety of maintenance and repair tasks for yachts and can also dry stack smaller boats during low season.

Approaches: Whether you are approaching from the East or the West, the 4 wave-like pyramids are conspicuous and are good indication of the port’s location. The port’s entrance is easily identifiable along the Western end of the port’s wall. Caution: In days of strong Easterly winds entering the harbour may be hazardous. Beware of the beach facing the port entrance.

Port Capacity

Number of berths: 548
Smallest size: 6
Maximum size: 35
Depths: 2 m à 5 m
Power supply: Concrete Docks : 220-380 V/16-63 A ; Pontoons : 220 V/16-63 A
Water supply: Oui, sur tous les postes
Services: 
  • Power is distributed to berths throughout the marina. On the concrete docks 220-380 V/16-63 A is supplied and on the pontoons, 220 V/16-63 A is supplied.
  • Water supplied to all berth
  • Toilets and shower blocks (6 of each) can be found at the Capitainerie and close to the Biovimer building.
  • Wifi available (you must pay subscription to access it)
  • Refuse dump
  • Shipyard : 75 T travelift / 3.5 T mobile crane / Hardstanding et open air storage in the area close to the Port Office tower as well as in the area behind the buildings, along the D6098 road.
  • The Fuelling Station is located on the reception quay, just in front of the port office tower.
  • One shipchandler
  • Black water disposal available
  • A swimming pool, “le Lagon” is located on the roof top of the Biovimer building
  • A variety of restaurants, bars and shops are gathered along the Quay d’Honneur. There is even a small super market in the marina, where you can resupply.

Port Directory



 

Capitainerie / Harbour office (SYCIM):

Director : Mr. Daniel Giloteaux

Conceding Authority : Town of Villeneuve-Loubet (represented by the Mayor)

Harbour Master: To be confirmed

 

Tel : +33 (0)4 92 13 32 20

Fax : +33 (0)4 93 20 45 39

VHF 9

Website : www.portmarinabaiedesanges.com

 

Local Weather

 

Note : The Port’s offices are spread into two buildings. One is clearly indicated with the word “Capitainerie” written on its front where technical aspects of running the marina are managed. The more administrative aspects are managed from the larger Biovimer building which is easily recognisable from its tainted windows.

 

SAPP (Société Anonyme du Port Privé de Marina Baie des Anges)

 

Tel : +33 (0)9 52 61 46 15

Fax : +33 (0)4 92 02 18 21

Note : This is company which is the concession holder for the port, and represents the shareholders of the port.

 

 

Other Useful Numbers :

 

Bleumer Shipyard:

Tel : +33 (0)4 93 20 72 85

Fax : +33 (0)4 93 73 93 12

Website : www.chantiernavalbleumer.com

 

Taxis :

Tel : +33 (0)4 93 22 87 07

 

Yacht Club / La Pagode :

Tel : +33 (0)4 93 20 42 71

 

Sailing school / Sailing club (on the beach directly opposite the shipyard, North of the main jetty) :

Tel : +33 (0)4 92 02 92 67

The Area

Getting there (car, train, plane):


By car

The marina’s open air car park enclosed by the buildings is free and is often not big enough for the many visitors and port users. Past the Capitainerie and shipyard is an area of the port closed off with road barriers where you must pay to enter and enables you to park on the main jetty and along the outer wall, but even, available parking spaces can be scarce during the season. Alternatively, as you drive out of the port (one way system) it is often possible to find space along the pavement, behind the « Ducal » building.

 

By Train

The Villeneuve-Loubet train station is located only a few hundred metres South of Marina Baie des Anges along the D6098 road. There is no building or station as such, but a stop a long the railway but it serves its purpose adequately.

 

Flying

Nice’s international airport is very close-by, only a 10 minute drive away from the marina using the motorway.

Moorings nearby : 

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Additional Information



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Port History and Anecdotes



The architecture and the conception of Marina Baie des Anges dates from the 1960s and 1970s. In those days, France sought innovating and futuristic constructions of the type. This marina was one of these great projects which saw the day in 1970. Three years later the construction of anything similar would have been prohibited under the “loi littorale” aimed at preserving the French coastline. This “avant-garde” yachting city was conceived by architect André Minangoy along with Jean Marchand as the developer and was destined to high end luxury tourism in those days. Though these buildings are now a remnant of the 1970s, they still today continue to catch the keen eye of holiday makers from around the world.




 

 

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