The settlement began in the 4th century as the Greek “Antipolis” or “facing” in this case Nice. Antibes was a bishopric from the 5th to the 13th century. In the light of its strategic military position Henri IV bought it from the Grimaldi family at the beginning of the 15th century and it was fortified by subsequent kings.
Napoleon Bonaparte settled in Antibes with his family in 1794 when he was appointed to defend the coast.
In 1946 Pablo Picasso was given permission to use part of the 16th century Chateau Grimaldi as a large studio, where he created numerous large masterpieces – eventually donated to the town of Antibes when he left.
A marine park with a variety of ocean life and regular acrobatic displays. There is also Aqua-Splash, a swimmers’ paradise with toboggans and giant waves; Butterfly Jungle with many exotic species; and a little children’s farm.
Situated in the Chateau Grimaldi, a medieval building redesigned in the 16th century, but still with the remains of an old Roman tower. On the 1st floor is displayed the Picasso Donation, his generous gift of numerous works of art. On other floors are works of the many other artists inspired by the site.
The Castel Garoupe Hotel is located only 3 km from the old town of Antibes. The hotel is located in a peaceful zone away from the noise of the city centre. Book online now Price: From €135 No of rooms: 28 Cards: Amex Visa/Mcard Child rate: No Garden Ratings:
The Galion Hotel is located on the Côte d'Azure, between Cannes and Nice, on an unspoiled site, le Cap d'Antibes. Garoup cove provides magical views to be enjoyed throughout the day, from guests' private terraces or the residence's. Book online now Price: From €90 No of rooms: 114 Cards: Amex Diners Visa/Mcard Child rate: No Garden Ratings:
Kyriad, come and discover new horizons. Kyriad aims to offer you the ideal balance between guarenteed quality and charming diversity. Book online now Price: From €70 No of rooms: 87 Cards: Visa/Mcard Switch Child rate: No Ratings:
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