The apartment is ideally situated: on the seafront facing La Salis beach, just a few minutes' walk from the shops, the modern town center and the old town. It offers all modern comfort (two bedrooms with air conditioning, living room-dining room – open kitchen fully equipped, TV with home cinema, dishwasher, washing machine…) and it has a parking space in the underground car park. Besides the usual seaside pleasures (beach, nautical center with a sailing school just opposite the apartment, etc), there are many things to do and discover in Antibes. You can visit the old town, the Picasso museum in what used to be Grimaldi castle (Château Grimaldi), the archeological museum in the old bastion St André, Fort Carré, the lighthouse and the sanctuary of La Garoupe, a very nice stroll around Cap d'Antibes, Juan-les-Pins which is only a 15 minutes' walk away. Nearby, the visitor will find lots of typical Provençal villages, Provençal markets, the vallée du Loup, seaside resorts like Nice, Cannes, Saint-Paul de Vence, etc and for the children, Marineland will offer wonderful entertainment.

The history of Antibes

The town of Antibes was founded in the 4th century B.C. by the Phocaeans from Massalia (today Marseille), so even before the town of Nice. Later, it became a Gallo-Roman town and was the seat of a bishopric from the 4th century A.D. till 1244. In 1384, a branch of the Grimaldi received the stronghold of Antibes from the pope of Avignon in exchange of a debt remission. Being situated on the border between France and the County of Nice, which was dependent on the Savoy States, an ally of Charles Quint, the town was fortified, mainly with the building of Fort Carré. Henri the IVth bought the town back from the Grimaldi d'Antibes in 1608. Colbert started the harbor activities and Vauban fortified it. Most of the fortifications were demolished in 1900 but a few walls, bastions and Fort Carré still remain.