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Tour the museums, churches and historical sites of the city that Pablo Picasso briefly called home. Then head for one of the many beaches.

Antibes has the glamour of the French Riviera combined with a thriving art culture and a fascinating Greek and Roman past. Its dozens of beaches mean overcrowding is rarely a problem, while the many museums keep the city busy year-round. Walk through its pretty gardens and parks with views of the Mediterranean Sea.

The city began as a Greek colony known as Antipolis, eventually becoming part of the Roman Empire. Trade had an important role in the history of Antibes, but during the first half of the 20th century, a new era dawned. It became a fashionable vacation destination of such celebrated people as Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Antibes is split into two parts, with the Juan-les-Pins Beach area to the west. Hotels and palm trees line the white sand and warm water. While in the area, visit the extraordinary building of the Juan-les-Pins Palais des Congrès. Appreciate its modern design, ovoid structure and mesh canopy, and see it illuminated at night.

On the eastern side of the city is Antibes Cathedral. Admire the Italian-style red and white façade, which dates back to restorations in the 18th century. Next door is the Picasso Museum, set in the castle that housed the Spanish artist for six months in 1946. Browse the fascinating works of art in the galleries. These include Picasso’s paintings and drawings and pieces by other artists.

Children have a lot to get excited about with a visit to the city. Antibes Land is an amusement park filled with rides and attractions, such as roller coasters and an adventure river. Find relief during the hot summer months at Aquasplash, a large waterpark.

Antibes is on France’s southern coast, just to the east of Cannes and southwest of Nice. Fly to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and drive 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) west to reach the city.

The cultural attractions and glorious beaches of Antibes rival Nice and Cannes for the crown of the French Riviera.


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