Places to see in Antibes

 

  • sculture sur le portPort Vauban, the old harbour and its Camille Rayon wharf where the world's most luxurious yachts are moored, accessible at certain times via the upper part of the ramparts and Bastion Saint Jaume, dominated by Jaume Plensa's sculpture the "Nomad".
  • The Fort Carré which brings back to mind some of the most prestigious episodes in the history of Antibes.
  • The "Porte Marine" arch, for many centures the only opening onto the harbour when the ramparts fully encircled Antibes. The Curtain wall running the length of boulevard d'Aguillon, one of the liveliest streets of Antibes and the "Bains-Douches" exhibition area within the former casemates.la courtie
  • The ramparts follow the former parapet walk. This is the oldest part of Antibes, rich with its three millennia of history, with Place du Révély (8), Chapelle du Saint-Esprit (chapel of the Holy Spirit), the house in which Jacques Audiberti was born, the Cathedral, the so-called ‘Saracen’ towers and the old Grimaldi Castle, now the Picasso Museum.
  • marché provencaleThe Bastion Saint-André and just below it, the free community of the Safranier neighbourhood, a maze of narrow streets where the sun plays in the leaves.
  • The fountain of La Tourraque and the former washhouse, the Portail de l’Orme gate and remains of the Greco-Roman wall and the Folk Museum (Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires).
  • The Provençal market on Cours Masséna displays every morning its rich stalls in a festival of fragrances and accents.
  • The Peynet and cartoon Museum, opposite the column of Place Nationale given to the city by French King Louis XVIII.
  • The Chapelle Saint-Bernardin built in 1513, recently renovated, the Fontvieille fountain and the "Porte de France", the gate that marked the boundary of the old town before the ramparts were razed to the ground.

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