In Antibes you will find the more relaxed and easy-going atmosphere in the whole French Riviera. With its narrow streets and its colours, the sandy beaches and the amazing harbour, you can find the characteristics of a small village which mix with cultural sights – such as the Picasso museum – and nature.
WHAT TO SEE
The Old Port is certainly one of the main sights in Antibes: it is probably the biggest pleasure-boat harbour in Europe and it is linked to Fort Carré, a star-shaped fort which used to protect the town from enemies. Then, you can have a walk in the Old Town, where boaters use to gather, and enjoy the market hall, where you will find stalls with local products or restaurants.
There are several museums you should not miss: first of all, the Picasso Museum, a three-floor building which offers one of the world’s largest collections of the artist (with paintings, sculptures and ceramics); secondly, you can visit the History and Archaeological Museum, where you will find Roman, Greek and Etruscan collections which show the old roots of the town.
However, the best thing to enjoy in Antibes are probably its beaches: there are more than 20 beaches along the 25km-long coastline, though the best ones are between the port and Cap d’Antibes. Besides, you can also try some walks or hikes along the beaches and up the hill to get the best view over the city!
FORT CARRÉ IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
PRACTICAL INFORMATION & TIPS
Avoid Antibes on Mondays, when every important sight is closed. Antibes has many different dining options: you can eat at the Marché Provençal, packed with tourists looking for local gastronomy; you may try a romantic picnic on the beach or, if you prefer, a typical dinner in one of the restaurants or Tavernes.