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2018-02-15
Culture on the Cote D'Azur
rentals cap d'antibesAntibes and Juan les Pins have a total of 25 km of coastline with a staggering 48 beaches to choose from for those staying in rentals Cap D’Antibes or rentals St Jean Cap Ferrat this summer. However venture a little further inland and you may discover just a few of the cultural delights that make this area so popular with academics and those with a thirst for knowledge. Archaeology Museum Formally a 17th Century fortress, the museum sits atop the Promenade Admiral de Grasse and holds a collection that focuses on the classical history of Antibes. Local digs that have unearthed artifacts and treasures have added to the collection over the years as well as shipwreck dives in the harbour. Picasso Museum rentals St juan cap ferratLovers of art, ceramics and sculpture can't visit Antibes without stopping at the Picasso Museum. The museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of works by the artist. 24 paintings, 32 lithographs, 80 pieces of ceramics, 44 drawings, 5 tapestries and 2 sculptures make up the collection. La Tour Museum Situated in the centre of town this small museum holds contemporary exhibits relating to the history of Antibes. Costumes, photographs and tools have all been donated or loaned to the museum by local residence. The Naval Museum of Napoleon rentals cap d'antibesA collection of Napoleonic memorabilia is housed in this 17th century fort and tower. Paintings, naval models, press and propaganda leaflets as well as items of his clothing including a hat he once wore are all on display. The Absinthe Museum Known in France as ‘La fee verte’ but around the world as Absinthe, owners and staff at the Absinthe museum are keen to show visitors the production process of the spirit and help teach them to appreciate it as they would a fine wine. Located in a basement in Antibes' Roman foundations the Absinthe Museum is a definite visit for those on holiday in rentals Cap D’Antibes or rentals St Jean Cap Ferrat. For further details on any of our luxury rentals St Jean Cap Ferrat or rentals Cap D’Antibes please visit our main website.