A private website created by Steve Baseby.
This website is private but your are free to access the information on Antibes and the surrounding area. All photographs are the property of Steve Baseby. Should you wish to use the photographed images, please contact me through the Contact Link.
THE SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND SOME LINKS ARE NOT FUNCTIONAL
This website was earlier used when we rented out our apartment in the old town. We've resurrected it simply to provide somewhere for family and friends to check out the apartment before deciding if, and when, and how they want to use it. We've also included some pictures and comments of the town and the surrounding area which are our personal observations which we will update from time to time.
For more detailed information, we use the following websites: for facts and figures Wikipedia; for up to date information on "what's on" Réver en Bleu; for transport from the airport and who flys there Nice Airport; for long haul rail travel to Antibes SNCF Oui. The local tourist office can be found at Tourist Office
Antibes was founded by the ancient Greeks and has been occupied ever since. At one time a Grimaldi stronghold similar to Monaco, and later the eastern boundary town of the French Mediterranean coast facing across the Baie des Anges to Nice which was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until 1860. The old town occupied the rocky outcrop down from which the town spread inland, and was bounded by town walls which were dismantled in the early years of the twentieth century to enable the town to grow.
The town is in easy reach of Nice airport (45 minutes by bus), is on the TGV rail route from Paris via Marseille (as little as 6 hours), and on the A8 motorway which connects to autoroutes northwards to Calais (1,200 kilometres). Local trains run through Nice and Monaco to Northern Italy and in the other direction to Cannes and beyond. It sits at the north eastern end of Cap d’Antibes: Juan les Pins sits on the other side of the isthmus. The clean light, bold natural colours made the town a favourite of artists: Picasso, Léger, Miro, Matisse, de Staal, and the Chagalls. The Grimaldi castle is now an art gallery based around a permanent collection of Picasso ceramics which he produced in the immediate post WW2 years. Nearby at Biot is the Léger Gallery. Inland at St Paul de Vence is the Fondation Maeght: a collection of the twentieth century's modern art at the foot of an ancient fortified village perchée.