France: Antibes

Antibes means "city opposite". This is the main rival of Nice on the Cote d’Azur, and the tourist here have something to see: Botanical gardens, fortress structures, ancient locks and, of course, port. Together with AIRPANO, we offer an unusual view – from a bird’s eye view.

Antibes – the second after Nice city of the Cote d’Azur. Founded by Greek navigators in the VI century BC. NS. Earring the city directly opposite Nice, on the other side of the Baye-Dez-Anj bay (Angel Bay), they called His Antipolis, which is translated: "The city, located opposite". Over time, the name has decreased, but now both resort are actively competing with each other.

Without giving birth to Nice in size, the antibe was able to become the biggest yacht port of the azure shore. In addition, there are more than 25 km of beaches, and numerous monuments remain bright testimonies of ancient and turbulent history.

Among the most famous attractions of Antibes – Castle Grimaldi, Built in the XII century on the top of the hill, at the place of Roman fortifications. At various times, he was a fortress, the bishop residence, the military barracks and the housing of the native family of Grimaldi. Since 1925, the city has passed since 1925, and now in his walls there are museums of olive tree and modern art, and Pablo Picasso submitted to the creation of the latter. In 1946, the famous artist was looking for a spacious work room, and the city administration offered him a castle. Picasso worked in it half a year – the picture of "Night fishing of fish in antibe" was gratitude, as well as many drawings and sketches that became the basis of the museum.

Another visiting card antiba is Fort Carre, erected in the northern part of the city in 1565 in the form of a four-pointed star. In the summer of 1794, Napoleon Bonaparte was concluded in the fortress for two weeks. Now the fort is a popular tourist object: a picturesque park extends around, and museums work inside, one of which is dedicated to the famous French emperor and commander.

Saint Andre Bastion, Like Fort Carre, once was one of the links on the antiba defense line, and nowadays the archeology museum. The most famous church of the city – Immakule-Concepcion, built in the XII-XIII centuries in the classic style. On the hill aside from the center there is a church of Notre Dam de la Garop. It was created on the humble donations of the parishioners and then repeatedly rebuilt, so it is unlikely to be called an outstanding architectural monument. However, the temple played an important role in the life of the antiba. In gratitude for salvation from the plague and other sad events, the townspeople bring gifts here, and inside the church reminds the museum.

"Green" attraction Antibes – Botanical Garden Villa Ture, occupying more than 3.5 hectares. Grow hundreds of types of trees and plants brought from all over the Earth. The park is obliged to Biologist Gustavu Ture, who in the middle of the 19th century broke it around his villa, in fact, putting the beginning of the Garden and Park Art on the Cote d’Azur.

The main attraction point is antiba – Yacht port, which was built in the 60s of the XX century on the site of the Roman harbor. The port complex includes five separate ports. Total they have more than 3,000 berths, some of which are capable of taking 100-meter yachts. And one of the ports, olivet, created in a secluded bay and is intended for traditional wooden ships on which local fishermen overlook.

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Shipping is an important part of the life of the azure shore. Another port, walk along which you can with the help of airpano panoramas, is not so great as antibes, but not less unique. Port Grimo In the Gulf of Saint-Tropez called "French Venice". It was erected on the marshy lands, for which he previously needed to strengthen the soil with pile and granite slabs. Construction, starting in the 60s of the 20th century, was carried out for three decades, and now the grimlet is considered an outstanding town planning heritage of the twentieth century.

The population of the town, cut off by the channels, is about 2,000 people, and the role of vehicles here is performed by yachts and other small vessels. Yachtsmen from around the world come to the port of the jermaid: the pier can accommodate up to 2000 yachts.

In the nearby village, also bearing the name of the grimel, the old aqueduct and the ruins of the XI century castle are preserved, and in the Saint-Tropez resort lying on the coast, the fortress of the XVI-XVII centuries can be seen.

We offer to make a virtual journey to other cities of Côte d’Azur: Cannes, Nice, Frejus and Saint-Rafael, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Il d’Or Saint-Jean-Cap Ferra.

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