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Antibes by Eurostar
Antibes is a resort town that lies on the south-eastern edge of France. Antibes was a Greek colony founded in the fifth century by Phocaens. Because this city was located in a port that had natural protection it became a very important trading centre for the Mediterranean area.
After the Greek Empire failed, Antibes became part of the Roman Empire. At this time the port city of Antibes became the largest town and the main point of entry into Gaul. Much Roman architecture still exists including aqueducts, and fortified walls. After the Roman Empire collapsed, the city went through a period of difficulty and had to deal with barbarians. At this time, extensive walls were built around the city for protection.
In the fifteenth century, the area fell under the control of France and King Louis XI. It would not be until the nineteenth century that Antibes would begin to regain its influence in the area when many rich nobles began to build homes in the area. The local castle was converted into a museum. Pablo Picasso spent some time in the castle and he painted a number of paintings, ceramics, and tapestries. Today, the castle is the Picasso Museum. Antibes has a rich history and many museums, parks, gardens, and monuments that should not be ignored when visiting this city. Travel to Antibes by Eurostar This fine Mediterranean city can be reached by the Eurostar London to Antibes Train. If you are looking for a convenient and stress free environment, the Eurostar London Antibes Train is the answer you are looking for. Eurostar is a high speed passenger train that connects people of London to Paris, Brussels, Lille, and many other great destinations in Europe. While this form of transportation may be a little more expensive than travelling by plane or ferry, the 186 mph speeds and punctuality of this train are worth the extra costs.
It is simple to visit Antibes by using Eurostar because you can pay one price that takes advantage of the deals that this company has with other trains operating in the UK. Simply take the Eurostar London Paris Train from London's St. Pancras International Station to Paris Gare Du Nord station and then simply station change at Paris and travel to Antibes by Eurostar partner TGV Duplex train service.From Paris Gare Du Nord station, hop on the RER D to Gare de Lyon where you will find the TGV to Antibes.
The Eurostar London to Antibes Train takes about 8 hours and 40 minutes. Prices begin at £170.00
Antibes Attractions Visitors to Antibes can enjoy the many attractions that are present in this fine Mediterranean port city. Because of the great climate, a large number of beaches are very popular in Antibes. There are over forty-eight beaches that lay along the twenty-five kilometres of coastline that surrounds Antibes and Juan Les Pins. Museums. Antibes is famous for a number of museums. The Archaeology Museum is located on top of the Promenade Amiral de Grasse, a seventeenth century fortress. This museum focuses on the classical period in Antibes history. It has spectacular views of the sea and mountains. Many of the artefacts that have been recovered from shipwrecks and the harbour are displayed at this location. The Naval Museum of Napoleon is positioned in a seventeenth century stone for and tower. It holds a collection of memorabilia owned by Napoleon, naval models, and paintings. Many of the paintings on display reveal special moments in Napoleon's reign. The collection also includes many pieces of clothing and including hats that he wore in the past. The Picasso Museum is perhaps the most famous of all the museums in the Antibes. It contains an extensive collection of Picasso's paintings. Twenty-four paintings, forty-four drawings, thirty-two lithographs, eleven oil papers, eighty pieces of ceramic, two sculptures, and five tapestries. La Tour Museum is a small museum that holds the contemporary art history of Antibes. Costumes, photographs, tools, and other items by local people make up the bulk of this display. Absinth Museum is located in the basement of the Roman foundations of the Absinthe. This is a must-see for anyone who is visiting Antibes. At the museum you can learn the process that is involved in the production of green liqueur.
Antibes has a vast number of beautiful parks and gardens that the public can enjoy. The Exflora Park is located next to a grove of olive trees. Fountains and ponds stretch along the terrace marking this garden. An amazing number of rose bushes leading to the sea are present. Sculpted hedges, mazes, and orange groves are all features of this beautiful garden.
The Eilenroc Gardens are built in the middle of the desert on a rock. This area was changed through the patience of Jacques Greber in 1939. Over eleven hectares of land were changed into a glorious garden of traditional species. Some of the Mediterranean plants included marine and parasol pines.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in the eleventh century with materials taken from other Roman structures. In the eighteenth century the facade was modified to reflect the current Latin classical and religious beliefs. A number of amazing pieces are stored in the church including a wooden carving of Jesus Christ from 1447.
Events in Antibes
Antibes is a place of theatre and music. Music ranges from live jazz to spinning techno.
Every year the Jazz a Juan music festival happens. It began in 1960 and allows many famous jazz artists to perform each year.
The Antique Show of Antibes has many thousands of collectors that gather each year in April and it is considered the largest show of its kind in France.
Voiles d'Antibes is a large collection of teak and brass sailing vessels that takes place in June.
The Festival of Saint Peter is a yearly event that honours the patron saint of fisherman and takes place in June. The Festival of Sacred Music happens each January at the Antibes Cathedral because of its acoustics. It attracts a great deal of people every year. Hotels in Antibes
There are a number of great hotels available in Antibes that covers a large number of prices. The hotels have many of the amenities you may be looking for and provide excellent access to most of the museums, parks, gardens, and attractions in the city.
Hotel Beau Site
Hotel Imperial Garoupe
Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc
La Baie Dore
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