Located within the Alpes-Maritimes region of France, Antibes is a well-known tourist destination thanks to its proximity to the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As it is also located between the cities of Cannes and Nice, Antibes is used as a stopover point by those who are travelling throughout the region. The origins of this city can be traced back to the Iron Age and it was also a very important trading port (along with Marseilles) during mediaeval times. Presently, Antibes is primarily defined by its burgeoning tourist industry. There are numerous festivals throughout the year and local theatres cater to a rich artistic community. The climate here is amenable throughout the majority of the year; helping to attract a sizeable crowd during the winter. The closest Enterprise Rent-a-Car branch is in Sophia Anti Val, followed by the one in Cannes.