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Foto Friday…The Colors of Antibes

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.

Antibes

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.

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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

Antibes Collage

About Tuula

I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about my travels around belle Provence since moving here in 2010. You can also find my travel writing in International Living magazine, Charming Small Hotels (France), & Living France magazine. Bienvenue!

3 comments on “Foto Friday…The Colors of Antibes

  1. We have heard so many wonderful things about Antibes which your pictures confirm but sadly we have not made our way over to visit there yet. We will have to keep it on the list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I love Antibes! Have you been to the vintage documents shop called Memory-Pub?
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  3. SO gorgeous!! Love how sunny and bright everything is. 🙂

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