Nestled between the prominent cities of Nice and Cannes on the perfectly picturesque Cote d’Azur, the port town of Antibes is a cultural, classy and charismatic hub begging to be enjoyed. The rich and famous flock here to enjoy luxuriously languid harbours filled with glimmering yachts, in addition to impeccably chic white villas and gourmet gastronomy. The town rose to fame after prominent artists and authors such as Picasso and Grahame Greene selected the area as a sought after summer spot, and homages to the town’s artistic influence can be enjoyed upon many corners.
In typical French fashion, Antibes boasts an incredible Old Town bursting with architectural majesty and archaic charm; wander beneath grandiose archways and slalom through market stands bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables for a tantalising taste of traditional Antibes. The Immaculate Conception Church occupies a picturesque sight in the old town, and a tentative wander within will reveal fascinating artefacts such as crucifixes and Virgins sculpted in the 1400s.
Reigning supreme over the skyline is the Chateau Grimaldi, a former home of Picasso which is now filled with a concise yet captivating collection of his works. Further frolics down narrow, cobbled streets will bring you to the Musee d’Archeologie, whose exhibitions encompass 4000 years of history relating to Antibes and its environs.
Allow your senses to enjoy a bodily banquet of sumptuous French flavours, creative culinary combinations and stunning vistas at Restaurant Le Bacon. Internationally renowned and boasting a Michelin star, the family run restaurant specialises in classic French fish dishes such as bouillabaisse and grilled, garlic smothered lobster. The exquisitely elegant interior is traditional and classic, favouring a simple, clean touch, just as is preferred in the cookery.(Boulevard de Bacon, Cap d'Antibes, 06160 Antibes, France)