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Antibes

Things to see
The Cap d'Antibes and its beaches
La Garoupe beach
The Coastal Path (Chemin du littoral)
La Gravette beach
The Cathedral
Quai des milliardaires
The Peynet Museum

Antibes

The second largest city in the area in terms of population, Antibes Juan-les-Pins is famous for its Jazz Festival at Juan-les-Pins and for the major artists that stayed there, such as Picasso. The ramparts extending across the old town and the Fort Carré bear witness to Antibes' military past. Juan-les-Pins is a famous coastal resort, whose nightlife is centred around La Pinède (Casino, nightclubs, etc). Things to see : The Cap d'Antibes and its beaches. La Garoupe beach, the Coastal Path (Chemin du littoral), La Gravette beach, the Cathedral, Quai des milliardaires, the Peynet Museum, and much more. Visit the Old Antibes : Explore the exciting history of Antibes, from its foundation by the Greeks, its expansion by the Romans, its attack from the Barbarians followed by its fortification under Henri IV and Louis XIV. A walk around the Fort Carré : On the Saint-Roch peninsula, the Fort Carré (Square Fort) lies in an exceptional setting. Long protected against any intrusion, the Fort's hillside now boasts an extraordinary ecosystem with many animal and plant species. Picasso Museum : The Picasso Museum was set up in 1966 in the 12th century Grimaldi Castle, where Picasso stayed between mid-September and mid-November 1946. The artist painted a number of works here, and donated over 60 paintings and drawings to the castle. Thuret gardens : In 1857, the French botanist Gustave Thuret explored the Cap d'Antibes peninsula, then very wild. After purchasing 5 hectares of land there, Thuret built a villa and founded a magnificent botanical garden, with a plethora of rare exotic species. Activities : Marineland : The biggest marine park in Europe, Marineland offers aquatic shows using dolphins, filler whales and sea lions. Also not to be missed are the polar bears, sharks and many other aquatic animals. Antibes Land : Opposite Marineland, Antibes Land has over 50 fairground attractions.