A traveller?s guide to Antibes

04th January, 2016
Situated on the coast of the French Riviera near many of our Cote d?Azur villas, the town of Antibes was founded by the Greeks and was, for a long time, the only town between Marseille and Italy. As a result, the town is steeped in history, featuring relics not only from these ancient times but also from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

Throughout the town, you?ll discover a number of temples, monuments and an immense 3500 seat theatre all built by the Greeks and enhanced during the Middle Ages still paying a testament to the cultural origins of Antibes today. The town is also home to the Chateau Grimaldi, built during the Renaissance period, which has now become the Picasso Museum, and Fort Carré, one of Europe?s most beautiful examples of military architecture.

Aside from its rich and varied heritage, however, Antibes also has a lively arts scene to offer. Not only is it the home of several great artists, but also the home of Europe?s first jazz festival. Antibes also boasts the largest marina in Europe, Port Vauban, with its Large Yachts jetty hosting some of the world?s largest yachts.

Close by to Antibes is the Cap d?Antibes, a small peninsula of paradise. Follow the sign-posted paths out of the town to discover the glorious coastline as well as some of the Cote d?Azur?s most dazzling millionaire?s residences and the lighthouse which acts as the centrepoint of the cap.

Image: Dhinal Chheda