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- THE JOY OF LIFE by Picasso
- LE NOMADE by Jaume Plensa
Places in Antibes covered in the video:
- Seafront Cagnes sur Mer Rout de bord de Mer
- Le Fort Carre Antibes bastions Plage de la Gravette
- Cap d’Antibes Port Vauban
- Avenue de Verdun Marche Provencal
- Rue de la Republic
- Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea
- Picasso Museum Prom Amiral de Grasse
- Restaurant Le Figuier de St-Esprit
South of France: Antibes and pissaladiere
A look at Antibes, its ramparts, its harbor, the old center and its art.
For lunch a restaurant reccomandation or a typical recipe: Pissaladiere.
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Antibes is an old town located between Cannes and Nice. It is right in the middle of the French Riviera distance only 30 minutes from the 2 towns.
It is a very exclusive tourist destination, with luxury yachts moored in the arbor Port Vauban and Cap d’Antibes second homes to many celebrities.
La Nomad, a gigantic statue by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, guards the entrance to Port Vauban.
The port was an old shipyard where Captain Cousteau’s famous ship Calypso was built.
The shipyard closed in 1985, now mooring for some of the largest and most exclusive yachts of the Cote d’Azur.
Surrounded by 116th-century ramparts, the streets in the old city are crowded and very lively.
The heart of the center is the charming market, open only in the morning and always full of tourists.
Next to it the market the City Hall. No, there is no celebrity watching here.
During the weekend the City Hall becomes a wedding assembly line.
People cheering for one wedding while the next bride is waiting her turn.
Let’s take a stroll around the center and let’s go to the main square as the brocante market is on today.
Walking back toward the city hall we arrive in front of Antibes Cathedral and next to it a museum which is not to miss.
17th-century Château Grimaldi now Picasso Museum.
Picasso came to the South of France in the fall of 1946 and used the second floor of this Château as his studio.
He only stayed few months but produced 23 paintings and 44 drawings which you can find in the Museum.
It is now time for lunch and if you are looking for a unique restaurant right here on the rampant you can find Le-Figuier-de-St-Esprit.
For more information, you can find the restaurant review by Serge Thorn on my blog.
But since you might be at home watching this video I will show you how to make one of the local recipe: pissaladiere.
Pissaladiere is a typical dish from the region.
It is a pizza dough topped with caramelized onions, anchovies, and black olives.
All ingredients typical of the region.
It can be served cold or at room temperature and it is the perfect starter.
For a buffet party, I make small pizzette bites which are easier to serve.
So here is the recipe.
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