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Any layperson endowed with common sense would never combine antiquity and modernity into a single concept. But legendary artist Pablo Picasso would never have let such an obvious oxymoron stop him, and neither did the museum bearing his name in Antibes. Therefore, until May 20, any visitor of the French Riviera can swing by the renowned resort town and enjoy the exhibit “Une moderne Antiquité : Picasso, de Chirico, Léger et Picabia en présence de l’antique” (A Modern Antiquity: Picasso, De Chirico, Léger et Picabia in the presence of the ancient world). At this exhibit, Greco-Roman sculptures and ceramics are confronted with 20th century’s masterpieces, highlighting not only the inspiration that these four groundbreakers of modern art drew from the ancient times, but also how they managed to reinvent and modernize classical art, in particular during the productive period between the two World Wars. Read the entire story here…»


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Are you passionate about France and antiques? Then get ready to pack and head for Antibes’s Art Fair where the focus this year is on “Antiquités & Art Moderne” (Antiques & Modern Art). On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the popular event, which takes place between April 7 and 23, promises to be more exciting than ever. Not only will you be able to check out myriads of second-hand treasures, but you’ll also get to marvel at some furniture, artworks and paintings created by the most prestigious contemporary artists

The organizers haven’t held back on anything, and the huge tent specially set up near the harbor will become the space in which numerous stands will be installed and decorated to look like real art galleries. In this paradise for beauty lovers, you will be able to admire some of the most stunning art pieces currently on the international market and mingle with over 100 exhibitors from France and abroad. Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, the Antibes Art Fair will be an exceptional experience and a lasting memory. Read the entire story here…»


Whether you’re a marine life aficionado or just want a change of scenery to kick off the New Year, Marineland in the beautiful Antibes is definitely a safe bet for a warm, fun and attractive escape. In the actual Marineland park, you’ll be able to visit various attractions such as the only polar bear preserve in Europe, The Shark Tunnel for close encounters with the beasts and the World of Penguins, which will take you all the way to Antarctica. Stunning aquariums and numerous kinds of amazing creatures like sea lions and seals will keep you entertained as well.

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The Marineland complex also includes La Ferme du Far West (Far West’s Farm), which is an amusement park that cannot fail to delight children and adults with its many Western-themed attractions. Next door, Adventure Golf will enable you to practice your putting technique at your own level – Easy, Medium or Expert – in a décor inspired by Jules Verne’s adventures. Read the entire story here…»


Photo of "Festival of Flowers" from Henri  Matisse Photo of "Festival of Flowers" from Henri Matisse

Although he was from Northern France, went to the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and spent time in London, Henri Matisse got around to working his way down South in 1905 and eventually settled in Cimiez, a suburb of Nice, in 1917. Unsurprisingly, this visually stimulating environment led him to dwell even deeper into his fearless exploration of forms and colors.  While Matisse’s oeuvre is remarkable for its boldness and eclecticism, the most touching testimony of the master’s deep love for the region is the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence. He worked on it non-stop for four years and considered it his absolute masterpiece. On the other hand, for a more comprehensive view of his incredible creativity, you cannot miss the Matisse Museum in Nice.

With or without the Matisse connection, Nice remains one of the most attractive and fun cities on the Riviera. All types of accommodations are available there from New York Habitat. Read the entire story here…»


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  1. First and foremost, Antibes is BEAUTIFUL.  Full of gardens and Greek and Roman antiquities, this city is stunning.  To truly experience the culture of the French Mediterranean, a visit to Antibes is a must.
  2. On the coast of the French Riviera, Antibes is nestled between Cannes and Nice.   It’s got a warm, small-town feel, yet it’s connected by train to the most-visited cities in the South of France. Why not pay a trip to Nice and a small visit to Cannes while you’re over there? It’s also easy to travel to Monte Carlo as well as Ventimiglia, Italy.
  3. A medieval castle has been transformed into a Picasso museum containing modern and contemporary art.  The first floor is dedicated to Picasso himself with paintings, ceramics and sculptures that he created while living in the castle in 1946.  Other exhibits include works by de Stael, Ernst, Mirô, Léger, Hartung, Atlan, Richier, Adami, Modigliani, Saura, Cesar, Arman and Alechinsky. Read the entire story here…»