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Top 10 places in Antibes
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The buildings that line the covered market under the arcades are very old and constituted in the Middle Ages what was called "the Village", at the gates of the old fortified city. No. 21 was the home of Marie-Rosalie Lamarre, who became the wife of Massena, Marshal of France, Duke of Rivoli and... Read more
Founded on the ancient acropolis of the Greek city of Antipolis, Roman castrum, residence of the bishops in the Middle Ages (from 442 to 1385), the Grimaldi castle was inhabited from 1385 by the Monegasque family which gave it its name. In fact, Luc and Marc de Grimaldi received in fief this estate... Read more
The cathedral was built at the foot of what was then the Greek acropolis, probably at the site of a temple dedicated to Diana. It owes its title to the fact that it was several centuries during the siege of the bishop's palace. But this one was transferred to Grasse in 1244 because of the... Read more
The Admiral de Grasse promenade is undoubtedly one of the most visited places in the old town. Guy de Maupassant was ecstatic when he visited Antibes in 1885. Along the sea, the promenade follows the route of the " Old way round. After the construction of the ramparts around 1680 by the engineer... Read more
Europe's biggest marina and business port by its tonnage of boats and its advanced technology, Port Vauban, inaugurated in 1971, was awarded one of the twelve first blue flags of the ports of Europe . With 1,650 rings, 12,000 m2 of fairing area, a harbor master's office with a heliport, ... Read more
Built on a rock culminating 26 meters above the Mediterranean, long strategic point of the French defensive system, Fort Carré has taken its definitive form over the centuries. After having sheltered a Saint Lawrence chapel, the site was chosen for the construction of a fort around 1550, during the... Read more
Built in 1867 on the plans of Charles Garnier, who had just built the famous operas of Paris and Monte Carlo, Villa Eilenroc was commissioned by a Dutchman, Mr. Hugh Hope Loudon, and baptized with the anagram of his wife's first name , Cornelia. New owner in 1873, Scottish philanthropist James... Read more
Since the earliest times, the hill Garoupe, former oppidum Ligure, is a spiritual high place. As early as the 5th century, a small oratory dedicated to St. Helena was built on the plateau. Tradition has it that she has stopped at Antipolis on her way back from Jerusalem. The cult of Saint Helen... Read more
Towards the year 1500, there was already on the plateau of la Garoupe a wooden watchtower. It was used to watch the enemy and to inform the other points of the coast (with daytime banners and torches at night). In 1770, important work was done to consolidate this tower, but it was severely damaged... Read more
Mayor of the city for seventeen years, Robert Soleau remained for many Antibois an enigma. Owner of unbuilt land acquired at Cap d'Antibes during his tenure, he appears to have no fixed dwelling in the commune. It is then that he is one of the main shareholders of the Société foncière de Cannes... Read more
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