Tourism in Antibes

Antibes is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department which brilliantly combines the past and the present. During a stroll in the old Antibes, you can admire the facades, the doors, but also the emblematic monuments of Antibes such as the cathedral or the Château Grimaldi. On the way back to Port Vauban, you can discover the lace sculpture of letters « Nomade » imagined by Jaume Plensa and go to Fort Carré.

During this holiday in the sun, you will have the opportunity to discover the many craft stores located in the streets of the center of Antibes Juan les Pins. Have a break by sitting on the terrace of a restaurant to taste the specialties of the region. The Provencal market is an integral part of the town’s traditions. Discover the colorful and scented stalls of local producers.

Throughout the year, the town comes alive and organizes various events to honor local art and customs. The Jazz à Juan festival is one of the best known.

Nature lovers will be able to take the hiking trails that wind their way to Cap d’Antibes. The Sentier de Tire-poil runs along the sea and allows you to discover the local fauna and flora. For a moment of relaxation, you can also enjoy the beach. There are many sandy and shingle beaches in Antibes Juan les Pins. They border the coast and offer a heavenly setting for sunbathing or for having fun. The most athletic can enjoy water sports such as diving or wakeboarding.

Musée Picasso

The Musée Picasso is housed in the former Château Grimaldi. The latter was both the residence of the bishops in the Middle Ages, but also the home of the Monegascan family and then the residence of the King’s governor before being a barracks. Today, the building has given way to the paintings donated to the city by the painter Pablo Picasso. Nicolas de Staël also stayed at the Château Grimaldi. You can discover the works donated by his widow to the museum. Over time and through donations, the collections have been enriched with pieces by many artists.

Fort Carré d’Antibes

Fort Carré d’Antibes is located on the Saint-Roch peninsula at 26 meters above sea level. The construction of the Fort was initiated by the King of France Henri II to serve as a sentinel and defense post, but also as a prison. It is composed of four bastions named Antibes, Nice, France and Corsica opposite the directions to which they point. Listed as a historical monument, Fort Carré is open to the public and allows you to discover its architecture and its preserved environment. The place offers a breathtaking view of the old town and the sea.

Saint-Bernardin Chapel

The Saint-Bernardin chapel, in the heart of the old town of Antibes, was built in the 16th century. Listed as a historical monument, it has been renovated to highlight the neo-gothic style of the period, both inside and outside. The interior decoration of the building is a feast for the eyes. Admire the statues of Saint Roch, Saint Sebastian and Saint Bernardin de Sienne, the starry blue ceiling, the16th-century frescoes, twisted columns in gilded wood, etc. The town of Antibes won the “Les Rubans du Patrimoine » French Building Federation Prize for the restoration of this chapel.

Villa Eilenroc

The Villa Eilenroc, located at the end of Cap d’Antibes, was the residence of a wealthy Dutchman named Hugh-Hope Loudon and then that of a wealthy American businessman. The Beaumont couple had the house decorated with 18th-century furniture and paintings and organized prestigious receptions. The owner left the villa to the town of Antibes on condition that a Beaumont Foundation was created to exploit this heritage, use the property for exhibitions, receptions and the reception of famed guests. The couple also wanted the gardens to be open to the public. All these conditions are now respected.

Hartung-Bergman Foundation

The Hartung-Bergman foundation is the former residence and studio of the artists Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman, figures of 20th century modern art. Today, the villa houses works and archives: paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, press articles, notes, etc. The foundation and its buildings extend over nearly 2,600 m² in a park of hundred-year-old olive trees. Throughout the year, the Hartung-Bergman foundation awards mobility grants to finance the trip and stay of young researchers, art historians, but also human and social science researchers.

Practical information

  • Tourist Office of Antibes: https://www.antibesjuanlespins.com/
  • Road service: A8 Highway (from Aix-en-Provence or the Italian border)
  • Air access: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (30 minutes)
  • Railroad access: train station
  • Also discover : Antibes markets

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