Historic Site in Antibes

Vieil Antibes

Ringed by sturdy medieval walls and criss-crossed with lanes and shady squares, old Antibes is a delightful place for a wander. The wonderful Marché Provençal is old Antibes' beating heart, sheltered by a...

Museum in Antibes

Musée Picasso

Picasso himself said, ‘If you want to see the Picassos from Antibes, you have to see them in Antibes'. The 14th-century Château Grimaldi was Picasso’s studio from July to December 1946 and now houses an excellent...

Beach in Antibes

Plage de la Garoupe

This stretch of Cap d'Antibes was first raked clear of seaweed in 1922 by Cole Porter and American artist Gerald Murphy to create a sandy beach. Its golden sand is shared today by a small public beach overlooked...

Monument in Antibes

Fort Carré

The impregnable 16th-century Fort Carré, enlarged by Vauban in the 17th century, dominates the approach to Antibes from Nice. It served as a border defence post until 1860, when Nice, until then in Italian hands,...

Gardens in Antibes

Jardin Botanique de la Villa Thuret

In the centre of Cap d'Antibes, this serene, 3.5-hectare botanical garden was created in 1856 and showcases 2500 species – the perfect opportunity to study the sun-rich cape's lush and invariably exotic flora up...

Beach in Antibes

Plage de la Gravette

Right in the centre of Antibes, you’ll find Plage de la Gravette, a small patch of sand by the remparts (ramparts).

Historic Building in Antibes

Villa Eilenroc

This beautiful Cap d'Antibes villa, designed in 1867 for a Dutchman who scrambled the name of his wife, Cornélie, to come up with the villa's name, has seen better days – its scantily furnished interior lacks...

Monument in Antibes

Bastion St-Jaume

Stroll along the rampart walkway to the harbour, where luxury yachts jostle for the limelight with Nomade (2010), an 8m-tall sculpture of a man looking out to sea. The work of Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, the...

Museum in Antibes

Musée Peynet et du Dessin Humoristique

A bit of an enthusiast's museum, but if you're a fan of bandes dessinées (comics), you might want to take a look at the work of Antibes-born Raymond Peynet, known for his satirical cartoons and illustrations.

Church in Antibes

Cathédrale d'Antibes

Antibes' cathedral was built on the site of an ancient Greek temple, and has an impressive neoclassical façade (currently undergoing renovation). Its tall, square Romanesque bell tower dates from the 12th century.