Antibes is another seaside town that started off as a fishing and trading center, only to turn into a resort area in the 19th century when wealthy Europeans began building summer homes.
16th-century ramparts surround the town.
We caught the Marché Provençal on place Masséna in the old town.
Among the slew of artists and writers who were drawn to Antibes, Picasso and Graham Greene were particularly enthusiastic.
Picasso’s former studio, 14th-century Château Grimaldi, is now Musée Picasso. It houses a comprehensive collection of his work, including paintings, lithographs, ceramics, drawings and sculptures. It’s easy to understand how he was so inspired here.
Since it was overcast and rainy, we only took a quick drive around Cap d’Antibes, an area of luxe mansions, rocky coastline and beaches. Fitzgerald based Hôtel des Étrangers on the most famous building, Hôtel du Cap – Eden Roc, in Tender is the Night. Tweet