The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Summer 2022

Discover captivating Corsica, the island of beauty and glitzy, cinematic Cannes. Explore Antibes, less well known than it's neighbours Nice and Cannes, it's incredibly pretty and authentic, and the Camargue in the south of France where wild white horses and pink flamingoes roam. Come with us to arty Arles, historic Agincourt and Aisne in Picardy - the ancient cradle of France. Meet artisan gin makers in Cognac, discover the prune route of France, fabulous recipes, guides, gorgeous photos, the best tours, what's new in France and delicious recipes - and more...

Antibes Juan-les-Pins

Antibes Juan-les-Pins – paradise on the FRENCH RIVIERA 44 | The Good Life France

Antibes Juan-les-Pins is located in the heart of the French Riviera, between Cannes and Nice and yet unlike either of them. Antibes is home to the Picasso Museum, a fabulous Provençal market and a stunning old district while the famous Jazz in Juan festival takes place in Juan-les-Pins. With 24km of coastline and picturesque rampart walls which flush coral pink at dusk, Antibes stands out against the backdrop of the Alps. Antibes is one of those places that you stumble upon and realise that you’ve found a sun drenched French corner of paradise. Of course others have found this too, Picasso, Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway all fell in love with its charms. They would probably recognise its famous sites today, almost a hundred years after they partied here in the roaring twenties. Wander the old district of Antibes and the scent of orange blossom, lavender and jasmine fills the air. Narrow winding roads with ornamental cobbles lead you past tall old houses dripping with bright pink bougainvillea. In the centre, numerous bars, restaurants and shops lead off from the central Cours Masséna where the market is held and wind around the port. It’s a smallish town but there’s plenty to see and do… Picasso Museum The former Grimaldi Chateau which houses a permanent exhibition of Picasso’s works as well as temporary exhibitions, is the number one attraction in Antibes. You don’t need to be a Picasso fan to enjoy it, the castle is lovely with fabulous views over the sea from its statue-strewn terrace. If you are a fan, you’ll love the sense of the artist that you get here. He had a key to the castle and spent from September to November 1946 here, creating huge paintings in the vast space and a collection of black and white photos portray his time in Antibes. The Good Life France | 45

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