Atop the peninsula overlooking Antibes the remarkably-preserved
Fort Carré was built in the sixteenth century as a border defence
against neighbouring Nice which, at the time, was under Italian
rule. Reached via a moderate twenty-minute walk from town, the
four-pointed fort commands stunning panoramic views.
Housed in the magnificent fourteenth-century Château Grimaldi,
which briefly served as Picasso's studio in 1946, this museum and
gallery contains a number of original paintings, sketches and
ceramic works by the artist as well as biographical exhibits and a
selection of works by other European artists.
Situated in the Old Town, Antibes' daily covered market buzzes
with life and is a gourmet feast for the senses. Selling the
freshest local produce, this is the perfect place to buy everything
from colourful flowers to aromatic spices along with fine French
wines, cheeses, olives, cooked meats, bread and confectionery.
Set over twelve acres beside the sea, this outstanding park
features themed gardens including a winter garden, vegetable
garden, Islamic garden and Italian garden as well as an olive
grove, beds of the roses for which Antibes is famous and a maze of