Antibes is a resort on the Cote d'Azur, located between Cannes and Nice. It is famous for beautiful beaches, as well as nice buildings from different eras and the Picasso Museum.
The origins of the city date back to the Greek and Roman times, when there was an important seaport here. In later centuries, due to its location, the city was repeatedly plundered by pirates and suffered damage as a result of armed conflicts. In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte came to Antibes from Elba and began his march through Europe, ending with a defeat at Waterloo.
Today's Antibes is an exclusive resort with around 50 sandy beaches nearby. One of the better known is Gravette Beach located in a shallow cove. Yachts and boats moor in the marina, and there are many restaurants, bars and clubs in the city. Antibes Land is a popular place for family entertainment. Aquasplash water park and Kid's Island children's area. People who like to watch the lives of the inhabitants of the seas can go to Marineland.
The Antibes Center is a mixture of buildings from the medieval to the 20th century. The Gothic Museum has a Tower Museum, and Renaissance works of art can be seen in the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Above the port is a square fort built in the 16th century, in which Napoleon was imprisoned for some time. The life of the city mainly takes place near the port and on the squares, Place Nationale and Place du General de Gaulle. An exceptionally noisy place where residents and tourists meet is the Provencal Market.
Pablo Picasso lived in Antibes in the 1940s. He created mainly ceramics here, whose collections are the basis of the Picasso Museum collection. The Peynet Museum devoted to one of the most famous French cartoonists also has an interesting collection.