Antibes is also a city for art-lovers. The pine forest of Juan-les-Pins is the setting of the famous Antibes Juan-les-Pins jazz festival in July. Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong are just some of the musicians to have put this international festival on the map. But the town is also a renowned hot spot for painters. The Picasso museum, in the Château Grimaldi, is a reminder that in 1946 the painter chose Antibes for many of his paintings (La Joie de vivre, La Femme aux oursins etc.) as well as ceramics. Renowned writers such as Prévert, Audiberti, Julien Green and Maupassant have also been seduced by the beauty of the city that was originally known as "Antipolis".
From high on the city walls you will look out on the Fort Carré, a fortress overlooking the town. From there you can take a walk along the Port Vauban or head towards the old town.
The old town of Antibes will reveal the “fortified city” in all its authenticity. You have to wander through its narrow streets to appreciate the scents of Provence, before taking a walk around the Safranier quarter.
The Provençal market, on Cours Masséna, will satisfy lovers of local gastronomy and introduce you to the unique flavors of local produce (cheeses, olive oil etc.).
At the many restaurants on the Place nationale you can enjoy regional specialities (daube (stew), pissaladière (onion, anchovy and black olive deep crust pizza), petits farcis (stuffed vegetables) and more).
In the morning, at the Port Vauban, local fishers will sell you their fish of the day (sea bream, wolf-fish and so on).