Antibes and the Cape d’Antibes

Half-day tour.  

Departure from Nice, Monaco or Cannes by the coastline.
Pass through St Laurent du Var, Cros de Cagnes, Marina Baie des Anges – or Juan Les Pins from Cannes.    

Antibes, port of trading during the Greek Antiquities, was called Antipolis. Today, it is the 2nd city of the Riviera, and despite this fact, it has kept a real authenticity.
It is well protected inside its thick walls built by Vauban. 

Visit the old city passing by the remparts, with discover impressive sights on the squared Fort, the Mercantour mountains, the Angels’ Bay, the city of Nice, the cape of Antibes.

 

 

You can also enjoy the Pablo Picasso’s museum, who spent a whole winter in this castle  to create a splendid collection.
He offered to the city of Antibes, all his works produced in this castle, in 1946, inspired by this environment, which reminded him of the Greek mythology. Here he said, “he could swim in the Mediterranean atmosphere”.

Find the pulse of a real  Provencal market, (except on Mondays).
And try the “socca”, a local cheakpeas speciality.  Stroll back using narrow streets and pass local shops to reach Place Nationale.

Free time before taking the bus to go along the Cape d’ Antibes, where Notre Dame de la Garoupe, is perched at 220 feet high.

On this cape, part of the Elite of Europe’s figures lived in luxury villas. They were Jules Verne, The Fitzgeralds, The Steins, The Parkers …

According to your program, if time permits, stroll the coast line cap footpath and perhaps, enjoy a picnic or a lunch at The Beach Keller restaurant.
About 2.5 miles.
In the case of a lunch on the spot, this excursion must be done in a full day tour.

Only on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, you can also visit the Villa Eilen Roc and its gardens.

This excursion can be arranged departing from villages of the inland countryside.