Antibes – a modern superyacht harbor surrounded by
a mediaeval town and Fort Vauban
Picasso once called Antibes his home, and is one of the most enchanting and romantic old towns on the Côte d’Azur, with its medieval walls, towers, pastel hued houses and glorious beaches.
Port Vauban is the largest in Europe and accommodates vessels over 50m, with over 2000 moorings. Filled with a spectacular showing of the world’s most magnificent superyachts, it has emerged as a hot spot for yacht charters.
Stroll through the stone bastions of the town and visit the Picasso museum in Chateau Grimaldi where the artist lived briefly in 1946. From here you can wander through the maze of narrow streets to the Cours Masséna market, where delicious local produce is sold.
Nearby Juan les Pins is more built up with casinos, restaurants and a buzzing young nightlife.