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Colors of Antibes - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Antibes_vu_du_phare The local people are sociable, hospitable and very friendly. They have quickly got accustomed to a large number of visitors, so the locals are always happy to help travelers and even tell them the stories of some attractions. Many travelers say that the indigenous people have a certain style, the main features of which can be seen in the locals of absolutely all ages. First of all these features concern clothing. Despite the fact that France is considered a fashion trendsetter, the residents of Antibes are distinguished by restraint and simple clothing. While choosing a dress, they first think of its practical use, and only then pay attention to design and compliance with the latest trends. The presence of numerous colorful items and jewelry in casual clothes will be considered only as a sign of a bad taste.
1. The locals are very friendly and responsive people. They value good manners and treat tourists with great respect, especially those who are interested in their history and culture. So, … Open
However, this approach to the choice of clothes belongs to everyday apparel only. On holidays and romantic evenings the locals usually wear special festive attire. While dealing with other people, the local residents tend to pay attention not only to the appearance of the interlocutor, but also to their manners. The locals value various formalities and unwritten rules. Nevertheless, if you want to be liked by the locals, you will just need to be a considerate and a polite person. The locals usually speak in a flowery style and use body language actively. Many tourists say that during the conversation with a local they often get the meaning from gestures, rather than from fancy phrases.
Men here greet each other with a handshake, and close friends may exchange kisses on the cheek when they meet. It is worth noting that a simple kiss on the cheek, which is so common in many European countries, has a special meaning here. By greeting each other like this the both sides make it clear that they are interested in further conversation. While entering some store, visitors have to greet the seller, and he would answer the same - these are the rules of the local etiquette. This greeting also has a special meaning – when you welcome a shop’s owner, you expect to receive his help in the selection of a product. Another distinct feature of the natives is in their "dislike" for opened doors. At first glance, this habit may seem a little strange. The local people always close the doors behind them – in stores, cafes and even in their own houses all the doors remain closed. An open door is considered a sign of inexperience and carelessness. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Menton

From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
In France on the Cote d'Azur is a famous resort of Menton, among whose main attractive features are not only picturesque beaches. In this city, local residents have a good tradition - to paint the facades of their houses in bright colors. They are the creators of one of the main city attractions themselves. The colourful city has an unofficial name, within the country it is often called the "Capital of lemons". … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Antibes

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Antibes. Learn the best periods to visit Antibes to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Antibes.
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