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Visit to Antibes on the blue coast

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The beach of the center of Antibes


In my college years the novel passed through my hands Tender is the night Scott Fitzgerald and it was a surprise to remember that the play was set in Antibes. The turbulent story of Nick and Nicole described by the American writer in his novel is set in the luxury and elegance of tourism on the Côte d'Azur during the 1930s. Not surprisingly, the French Mediterranean is a pioneer in the tourist school and can be seen in some striking buildings on the coast.

During the days in which we stayed in Antibes, we took advantage of them, among other things, to enjoy the beach and get some good dips.

Antibes enjoys a couple of beaches that without being anything of the other world offer a varied offer. There is a central beach right next to the port where you will find the regulars of the town. It is small and is located just under the old city walls. This proximity facilitates the bath and the possibility of combining the day with all kinds of activities in the old town of Antibes. The beach is relatively small, so it is usually crowded during the month of August although at least I saw it very clean.

A few kilometers north of Antibes we find a long beach that extends to Cagnes sur Mer. The main road follows the beach and you can park next to it. We also saw a few free sand parkings. The beach and the rock alternate in an extension of about 10 kilometers long, balancing the space on the sand according to your desire. From the same beach you will have views of the ancient and mythical tourist hotels that give image to the blue coast.

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