February 20, 2019

If you are visiting us in Antibes and have a car, a day out in St Tropez is always something worth contemplating. The history of the city is ancient. From a small harbour circa 599 BC, it became a larger fortified city in the 15th Century under the rule of Count René I...

January 13, 2019

For the last lunch of 2018, we tried the Lebanese Restaurant Le Phenicia located right by the seafront. With the warm winter sun shining upon us, we got a table outside to admire the lovely sea view.

Our order consisted of five mezze; cheese samboussek (cheese past...

December 15, 2018

“Fort Carré” means squared fort. Indeed, in the 16thcentury, four arrow-shaped bastions were added to the preexisting tower and chapel. One century later, Vauban, who built the fortifications around the city, modified the fort and improved its strength. In 1794 during...

December 8, 2018

This is a place where you are certain to be filled with wonder whenever you go! Firstly, there are three amazing shows with dolphins, sea lions and killer whales. Secondly, the aquarium with the sharks, rays and tropical fishes is sensational. In addition to that, you...

December 1, 2018

Like every year, the festive season has commenced with the Christmas lights illuminating the city on the 30th of November. Many activities will be offered and here is my selection of the ones that mustn’t be missed:

15 Dec – 6 Jan: The Ice Rink at “Esplanade du Pré-aux-...

November 24, 2018

A couple of steps away from the ramparts and the harbour, Michelangelo serves a refined cuisine inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean. I had diner in the veranda which has a contemporary decor. My “Scallopina alla Milanese”(veal) was tender and tasty while the spague...

November 16, 2018

Although not extremely visible from outside, part of this fine-looking building (the former “Grand Hôtel”) is home to a well-liked French department store. Monoprix was founded in 1932 and is now established in more than 250 cities in France. Its motto has always been:...

November 8, 2018

Right in front of the Exflora Park, you will find a beautiful terrace just outside a contemporary and welcoming dining-room. The setting is quite appealing and so is the menu of  "Côté Jardin". I tried the cod fillet which was perfectly cooked and served with a tasty "...

November 2, 2018

Searching for the perfect wine to match your dish while you stay with us in Antibes? Look no further than "Les Flacons Divins", where you will get insightful advice on how to pair wine with your lunch or dinner from Xavier Dinet. Xavier is an expert! For 12 years, he w...

October 27, 2018

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, there is a precious place called “Parc Exflora”. Built in the 1990s over 5 hectares, this park showcases the main types of Mediterranean gardens from Roman times to the present day. It is ideally situated by the sea b...

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