Located between Nice and Cannes, the city of Antibes - formerly called Antipolis - is an ideal holiday destination for those wishing to discover Provence and its Mediterranean coastline.
All just a few kilometers from the Alps and its ski resorts. The second city in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region, the city - which hosts 80,000 inhabitants in normal times and about 200,000 during the summer - enjoys an exceptional climate. The immediate proximity of the sea allows tourists to enjoy many water and sea activities. Beaches of fine sand or pebbles, coves and steep rocks, lovers of idleness at the edge of the water will enjoy the beaches of Juan-les-Pins before coming to finish their day near the marina to admire the sunset, an Italian ice cream in hand.
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Dynamic, Antibes also offers many cultural offerings, including a visit to the old town with its Vauban ramparts - built in 1710 - and the Marine gate, a vestige of a time when it was the only point of entry into the city. It's impossible not to stop by the lively boulevard d'Aguillon and its many terraces to taste the art of Riviera living. If you are passing in the morning, go to the course Masséna where the halls are home to a typical Provencal market a few steps from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (the largest in the city).
As for the aficionados of modern art, they will not fail to visit the Grimaldi castle and its Picasso museum, where the painter set up his studio a few months in 1946. Antibes offers an air of French dolce vita to its visitors. A city to travel on two wheels to enjoy all its charm and accentuate its air of beautiful Italian, but also to browse the surroundings.