We will be staying for two days in Antibes on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August, Place Charles de Gaulle from 3 til 6:30pm to experience “The Linen Road” Yves Delorme.

Antibes is a famous Mediterranean resort situated in Southern France.  The town boasts lots of historical monuments like the Port Vauban, Fort Carre, the Saint-Andre stronghold and other city fortifications.

The old town, the jewel of Antibes

Enjoy a stroll in the heart of the old town, rich in history for 3,000 years.  There you will discover ramparts, alley-way, restaurants and cafes.  Every morning the Provencal market is held in this part of town where you can taste fresh local products, a pleasant way to explore this old part of Antibes.

The Musee Picasso

The Château Grimaldi at Antibes, now the Picasso Museum, is built upon the foundations of the ancient Greek town of Antipolis.  In September 1945, Pablo Picasso went to the Grimaldi museum and the curator asked him to use part of the castle as a workshop.  Picasso was very enthusiastic about the idea and created numerous works, drawings and paintings.  He left many paintings and drawings, among the most famous: La Joie de Vivre, The Sea Urchin, The Goat, to name but a few.

In December 1966, the Grimaldi Castle became officially the Picasso Museum, the first museum dedicated to the artist.

Le 7 septembre 1948, une exposition confirme l’enrichissement significatif de 78 céramiques réalisées à l’atelier Madoura de Vallauris.

The cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea

Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea is the largest church of Antibes and is now a famous icon.  Its magnificent doors were made by the sculptor Jacques Dolle in the 18th century.  It adorns the two patron saints of Antibes.

Do see the altarpiece dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary made by Louis Brea around 1515.  It was one of his last works and is his only surviving completed work.  A beautiful cathedral with a neoclassical façade that will captivate lovers of the Romanesque style.

Fish in all its glory

Fish is the staple food of Mediterranean cuisine and you will find it everywhere whether it is in the famous bouillabaisse (Provencal fish stew) or Nicoise salad.  If fish is not your favorite dish, do taste instead ratatouille, soup with pesto or fougasse (a flat and round loaf topped with tomatoes, thyme or olives or whatever you fancy).

One of the best restaurant in Antibes is Le Petit Restaurant where you will receive a warm welcome, the food is absolutely delicious and original.  A culinary delight is guaranteed.

A coastal hike around the spectacular Cap d’Antibes peninsula

Cap d’Antibes conjures up images of exclusive villas for millionaires scattered among the pine and olive trees which cover the peninsula.  The white limestone cliffs, deep blue bays and meandering streams make a wild landscape.   The coastal path is quite narrow and uneven but well protected.

On a more relaxing approach, head to the beach.  Antibes has some truly spectacular beaches.  Most of them are sandy.  From La Garoupe beach to the long stretch of pebbles between Antibes and Villeneuve-Loubet, there is a lot to choose from.

After such a busy day exploring the town, nothing beat a good night sleep!  The Yves Delorme boutique is situated 7 boulevard Albert 1er where you will discover the luxurious bed linen and the softest towels.  The airstream will be based Place Charles de Gaulle.  Please do visit us and we will tell you and show you the luxurious world of Yves Delorme.

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