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Antibes and old Antibes property for sale

French Riviera

Antibes, once known by the name of Antipolis, in Cote d’Azur is a busy town that is a favourite with holiday makers.

There is much beauty to be seen in the old town with its fortifications along the coast, tiny lanes lined with lovely shops selling all sorts of curios, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

The old port was the site from which the Crusaders departed on their journey to the Holy Lands. Today, however, there is very little remaining of the past and the port has been thoroughly modernised. In fact it is now one of the largest marinas in Europe. Fort Carre, a 16th century fortress, is where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned when Robespierre fell. The fort was built on the site of the St Laurent Chapel which in turn was built over the ruins of the Temple of Mercury.Although the Fort is not open to the public it is quite pleasant to walk around.

Antibes has several interesting markets to explore including the Marche Provencal, a covered market that sell fresh flowers, vegetables , fruits, cheese and other products is situated in the heart of the old town. History lovers should make it a point to visit the Museum of History and Archaeology which exhibits items from Antipolis.The Picasso Museum is named after the famous artist Pablo Picasso and exhibits many paintings that he donated to the museum. 

There are some superb restaurants around the Remparts and property in the old town of Antibes is much sought after. You can still buy a village house here although you're more likely to find that the majority have been split up into apartments.

The old town is very popular with people who work on the yachts and there is even a great British supermarket here!

If you would like to buy property in Antibs then contact your French Riviera Estate team- Attika International at info@attikainternational.com

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