In the spring / summer months, Antibes is a city full of life – packed with travelers, sun-seekers, and yachting enthusiasts (and their hard-working crew members).
We had a couple hours to spend in Antibes over the weekend, and although summer hasn’t officially hit, the parties have definitely started. The streets were chock-full of locals and vacationers – so much so in fact, that we hardly caught a word of French during our afternoon.
The town is well-known for being a haven for British tourists (and long-term residents), but we also heard quite a bit of Italian, German, and thankfully, a scattering of American voices. And as tempting as those high-end restaurants were, it’s been a long time since we had some good old-fashioned “pub grub”, so we hit one of the local spots, Key West, for an early happy hour… and a quite comforting nosh of chicken wings, nachos, and frosty beers. You’d be surprised what you miss as an expat, even in a food-glorious country like France.
And fortunately, no matter how crowded the town becomes, Antibes loses little of its Côte d’Azur charm – vibrant colors, cozy cafés & charming boutiques, and the beach is literally a stones-throw away. Now if we could only start working on that yacht thing…
I hope you enjoy these images of picture-postcard Antibes and a très bon weekend à tous!
To Learn More:
Antibes Official Tourism Site
Antibes Tourist Office
Fodor’s Online French Riviera Guide