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.
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