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Colors of Antibes - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Centre ville de Antibes 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.
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
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Antibes is a city where no one will get bored. The most famous festival, which attracts tourists from all over the world, is undoubtedly the jazz festival - Jazz a Juan. It is held annually in the middle of July and lasts for almost a week. The main concert venue of the festival is La Pinede Gould grove on the beach. Jazz musicians will also perform on the streets and squares of the city. From June 1 to June 5 in Antibes takes place the famous regatta "Les Voiles d'Antibes". The main aim is the prize "Panerai". During the regatta, you will be able to observe and definitely enjoy the most beautiful traditional yachts. From 2 to 5 June in Antibes takes place the Italian gastronomic fair "L'Italie à Table" in port Vauban. On June 23 and 24 in Antibes, the music festival of contemporary music "Nuits Carrées" takes place in the Amphithéatre du Fort-Carré. The tickets are 10 to 15 euros.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Antibes
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Platéa, Antibes, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
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Survived castles around Antibes
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquefort' Alpes-Maritimes, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Napoule' Alpes-Maritimes, 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gourdon' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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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. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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