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Culture of Antibes. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Museum of Napoleon (Le Musee Napoleon) remains the most famous attraction of Antibes. As it is not hard to guess, the exposition of the museum is devoted to life and work of the great emperor. The beautiful mansion contains items that previously have belonged to Bonaparte. Here you can see beautiful furnishings, antique furniture, and various historical documents. Besides this, a part of the exhibition features works of marine painters. The museum also exhibits the models of ancient ships.
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Water is the main theme of another attraction of the city - Mariland Oceanarium. This is one of the most popular aquariums in Europe, where you can fully appreciate the beauty and majesty of a deep sea. Among the inhabitants of the aquarium are seals and dolphins, which are also the main participants of grand shows. The recreation area is the location of a large swimming pool with artificial waves, unhurried rivers and water slides. Water Park Mariland will be a great place of rest for the whole family.
Art connoisseurs will be interested in visiting Picasso Museum, which exhibits priceless paintings and engravings of the great painter. The museum also contains a rich collection of pottery and sketches, which were created by the internationally renowned painter. One of the halls of the museum contains a small collection of archeological artifacts, some of which are very interesting. A separate hall of the museum is dedicated to the works of such famous artists as Joan Miró, Max Ernst and Jean Cocteau. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fans of walks through the picturesque natural attractions will surely fall in love with Floral Park, which territory is home to more than two thousand shrubs and trees. Beautiful flower beds remain the main attraction of the park. This place is a popular destination for rest among both tourists and locals. Provencal farm is also an interesting destination for excursions. This is a unique open-air museum that will introduce its visitors to the lifestyle of the local farmers. Just a few steps away from the farm you will find a food market where you can buy the most delicious and healthy products. Tourists with children should not forget to visit a performance of the local puppet theater, which often hosts interesting presentations. Rag dolls are not the only characters of the theater as pets often participate in performances.
You can have a great time in Port Vauban walking along the picturesque harbor and watching people get in and out of yachts, which are as picturesque and beautiful as the harbor itself. There is no wonder why Antibes is so famous for its luxurious boats and, is therefore referred to as the “bay of billionaires”. By the way, while walking here, you can by chance come across some celebrities. You should not be surprised by this, because this place is a popular holiday destination for them. Opposite the port, you can find a wall with many cafes and restaurants, each of which will be a pleasure to drop in on. All you need to do is find time to try them all.
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Among the religious monuments, Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Platea is one you cannot miss. This is the main cathedral of the city. Despite this fact, the cathedral is far from tourist routes, and stands out not for its magnitude, but for its sophistication and elegance. At first glance though, it seems simple – but this is only a first impression. On entering inside, you can understand that it is elegant in every detail. Another monument of sacred architecture, Notre-Dame de Bon Port, is famous for the fact that beautiful views of the sea, as well as Antibes and its surroundings, open up from here. You can pray here for the sailors, who also present gifts to the Mother of God to grant them safe and sound return home.
Centre ville de Antibes There are fortifications in Antibes, too. We are referring to Fort Carré which is built on the ledge of a rock. It has a star shape, and the time of its construction dates back to the 16th century. The fort is notable for being perfectly preserved, as well as for the fact that some scenes from the James Bond movie, “Never say never” starring Sean Connery, were filmed here. On the way, you should take notice of the monument to a soldier of the First World War. Another military facility designed to protect the city is Bastion Saint Jaume. Located in the main port of the billionaires’ bay, you will also find here an interesting sculpture of Le Nomade – a gazebo in the form of a sitting man made of interlaced iron threads. The views from here are stunning: on the one hand, the sea and on the other hand, the Old Town. As a poet would say, what a beauty!!!
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Yet another interesting attraction is Phare de la Garoupe. Firstly, this is the highest point of the city and there is an observation deck here. Secondly, you can have a picnic here. And thirdly, the Église Notre Dame de la Garoupe, another beautiful landmark of Antibes, is located nearby. Particularly beautiful views can be beheld if you arrive at the observation deck at sunset. As for the church, it is worth noting that it is more attractive on the inside than on the outside. The exterior looks modest, but inside, hidden treasure such as memorials to fallen soldiers and beautiful wall paintings await visitors.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Antibes
♥   Palace 'The Prince’s Palace' , 29.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Antibes and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts Asiatiques' Nice, 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Maeght' Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice' Nice, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d art moderne et d art contemporain' Nice, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Matisse' Nice, 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Antibes
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy, Grasse, 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L’Immaculée Conception, Monaco-Ville, 29.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, Saint-Raphaël, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame et Saint-Étienne, Fréjus, 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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