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Old Antibes
Old Antibes
 
 
 

Old Antibes is a picturesque resort town situated midway between Cannes and Nice. It is immediately adjacent to Cap d'Antibes, and is a favorite among the Klotsche kids who are well known to the local gendarme. 

It was founded in the 5th Century by the Greeks and became popular in the mid-19th century by the Europeans due to its natural beauty, accessability, and magnificant homes.

Antibes Harbor
Antibes Harbor
 

One of the town’s outstanding features is the castle tower jutting out onto a terrace over the Mediterranean. Once owned by the Grimaldi family, it was later purchased by friends of Pablo Picasso who came to Antibes to visit and stayed for 6 months -- painting many beautiful works which he left. Today it is known as the Picasso Museum and houses one of the world’s great collections of his work.

 

Picasso Museum from Below
Picasso Museum from Below
 
Picasso Museum from Above
Picasso Museum from Above
 
Another notable fortress dominating the skyline of Old Antibes is Fort Carre (literally the squared fort) built in the 16th Century.
Fort Carre from La Mer
Fort Carre from La Mer
 

Old Antibes has a daily Provençal market (open 6:00 to 13:00) where the merchants display their fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables, and other French products, as well as an adjacent antique (some say “junk”) market.

 

 

 

 

The Antibes 'farmers'' Market
The Antibes "farmers'" Market
 
French 'Junk'
French "Junk"
 

So, enjoy walking along Antibe's unspoiled cobbled streets that have not changed for centuries and browse the small original shops where you will find one-of-a-kind: clothing, art, jewelry, and …..

Or, lounge at one of the quaint sidewalk or beautiful beach restaurants sipping a nice glass of French wine and perhaps savoring a jambon and fromage baguette! Something for everyone.

Antibes Shops
Antibes Shops
 
Antibes downtown Restaurants
Antibes downtown Restaurants
 
Antibes Beach Restaurants
Antibes Beach Restaurants