Antibes, France

So we started our trip in the south of France, specifically we stayed in an area near Nice called Antibes. It is a charming costal city with plenty of restaurants and beaches to hang out. Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France Travel Tips from a Photographer | Ely Fair Photography | France

 

Antibes Yays:

  • Gorgeous & lively
  • On the sea so beach time
  • Close to Italy, so you get both types of food!
  • Small but easy to get around
  • The Picasso Museum -- We both loved it..and the AC it provided
  • Interesting Night Walks- we saw fire dancers, naked photo shoots and yachts the size of a walmart.

Antibes Nays:

  • HOT in the summer
  • Location matters-- even though we loved the airbnb we stayed at, it was about a 15-20 minute hot and sweaty walk to the edge of town. If you want to have the full experience you might want to stay in town.
  • Kind of far from some of the more famous Riviera areas like Nice, Monaco. You might consider renting a car if you want to explore all the Riviera areas.

Favorite Eats:

  • La Caravand Passe- A gem of a cafe a little away from the main drag. We found it on the walk from our airbnb to town. There is a cafe behind an adorable shop (think Terrain) and a tiny patio to have a drink and fresh, simple food.
  • Le Vauban - We ordered the Menu here (three courses and then you often get little nibbles in-between called amuse-bouche), and this place had my FAVORITE amuse-bouche-- tomatoes in a pesto sauce topped with a mozzarella fluff-- think a little more stiff and porous mozzarella whip cream. It was amazing. A little more dressy here, I would suggest no shorts.
  • Gelato: Since this area is so close to Italy, it's a great place to get gelato. But go to the places that aren't super fancy and say Italian gelato (not gelati).

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