Le Nomade at Antibes

9 Things To Do In Antibes, France

Hi! Welcome to my blog. Today I’m going to be chatting about my recent trip to Antibes and everything you can do there! If you’re an art lover, I would really recommend adding Antibes to your Nice itinerary.

Antibes’ Harbour

Getting to Antibes

I visited from Nice, which is probably the most common route there. To get to Antibes from Nice Airport you can take the #250 express bus (which costs £9.30/11€ single or £14/16,50€ open return) and takes 40 minutes. The better option is taking the train from Nice-Saint Augustine station (a 15 minute walk or a 9 minute bus) and then a 20 minute train to Antibes which costs £3.30/3,90€.

Train: The train takes 15-30 minutes depending on which one you take, and costs £4/4,80€ – £5.40/6,40€.

Bus #200: Whilst it is cheap at £1.27/1,50€, it takes at about an hour and a half to get to Antibes, so I would recommend taking the train.

Musee Picasso

If you’re interested in Picasso or art, then I would recommend taking the short trip from Nice to visit this museum. The building itself is beautiful (make sure to not miss out the terrace!) and it’s filled with some really great works.

Admission: £6.75/€ full price, free for under 18s

Opening times: 10:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 18:00.

Picasso Museum at Antibes
Picasso Museum

Beaches

Antibes has both sandy and pebbled beaches, depending on which way you go! Some of the best sandy beaches are Plage de la Salis and Plage de la Garoupe (both private and public parts) or Plage du Fort Carré which is a shingle beach.

There have been issues with water cleanliness on a lot of beaches but the water has improved over the past year or so. You can view a list of all the beaches here.

Musee de la Carte Postale

Experience the beginning of the 20th century through postcard illustrations. If you have some spare time then be sure to take a trip and do something a little different!

Admission: £6.75/8€

Opening Times: 14:00 – 18:00

Old Town

Explore the windy streets and various shops and cafes of the ancient town. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops to explore as well as the various small museums and galleries dotted around town.

Musee Peynet

A small art museum that exhibits french cartoons and caricatures. It’s close to the Picasso museum, in the old town and makes for a fun 1 hour detour if you’re stuck for things to do.

Admission: £2.50/3€

Opening Times: 10:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00

Le Nomade

Definitely one not to miss in Antibes, le Nomade is a large sculpture overlooking the mountains & sea that was made by Jaume Plensa in 2007.

Location: 32 Quai Henri Rambaud, at the end of the harbour.

Le Nomade

Fort Carre

After a short uphill walk you reach a 16th century fort which guarded the city of Nice. You can take a guided tour or visit independently, and there is also an expansive Mediterranean garden to see.

Admission: £2.50/3€ full price, free for under 18s.

Opening Times: 10:00 – 18:00

Musee d’Archeologie

The Archeological museum is located at the opposite end of town to Fort Carre and is a 5-10 minute walk from the Picasso museum. Another small museum to visit if you have a spare hour or so.

Admission: £2.50/3€ full price, free for under 18s.

Opening Times: 10:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00

Marche Provençal

This morning market is quite touristy, but allows you to get discover some great regional delicacies. During the weekend, there is also a craft market in the afternoon where local artisans sell their ceramics and art work. Open 07:30 – 13:00, closed Mondays.

If you’re around in the summer, you can also catch the evening art, jewellery & clothing markets which take place from 18:30 until midnight in July and August.

Location: Cours Masséna, Pré-des-Pêcheurs (Night Market)

Final Thoughts

I really loved spending my afternoon exploring Antibes, and if you have time to spare in your itinerary, I’m sure you would too. Have you visited Antibes? What did you think about it? I’d love to know in the comments!

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12 Comments

  1. I’ve never been to Antibes before and it’s not somewhere I know much about so this post was really informative. It sounds like an amazing place for culture lovers and people who just want to sit and get a little sun too, which I think is great when a place can offer both. Everything sounds reasonably priced too which is great x

    Sophie

  2. I have never heard of this place before! But there soeems so much to do there that I think I would definitely put it on my list of places that I would like to go and visit! Will be researching more abou this place I am sure!

  3. I’ve never been to this part of France before but I’d love to see the Picasso Museum and the Nomade really reminds me of the Kelpies sculptures in Scotland for some reason! Thank you for sharing 🙂 x

    1. Haha!! Yes I think it’s pretty well known for being where Parisian artists spent their summers in the 20th century but outside of that realm i don’t think it’s so famous! It was really lovely xx

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