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"visit another medieval resort..." Nice Favorite Tip by Krystynn

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Favorite thing: visit another medieval resort town cum fishing port along the French Riviera - ANTIBES, located just 11 kilometers away from ritzy CANNES. Did you know that ANTIBES officially forms one town with the newer JUAN-LES-PINS located slightly to the south? For the younger cost-conscious crowd who's always on the look out for a great place to party (read: Nightlife) at a reasonable cost, this is THE place for you! You must also check out the exciting Avenue de l'Amiral-Grasse which runs along the seafront from the harbor to the marketplace. A colorful sight on most mornings... Hey, don't just believe every word I write, do check it out for yourself too!

Fondest memory: Why, visiting the enthralling CHATEAU GRIMALDI, of course. Built in the 12th century by the ruling family of Monaco and extensively rebuilt in the 16th century, the only way you can reach this place is via the steps near the CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Then, tear yourself away from the sunbaked terrace overlooking the sea to go inside the lovely MUSEE PICASSO. This museum houses more than 300 works of Picasso. And Picasso was also a regular fixture at this chateau during his happiest and most hyper-energetic moments. So, I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy this lively town of ANTIBES. Don't we all?

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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