Visting Antibes, France is a fun day trip. Founded in the 5th Century as a Greek colony, and later taken over by the Romans, Antibes is rich in history with beautiful architecture and stunning views of the sea.
I planned my trip to Antibes for the sole purpose of seeing the Musee Picasso in the glorious Chateau Grimaldi. This could easily be one of the prettiest places on earth.
|Picasso de profil au château Grimaldi: Denise Colomb, 1950|
Picasso moved to the South of France in the late 1940s, and he painted in the Chateau Grimaldi for around 3 months. The museum is interesting as it houses both finished paintings and studies.
|La Chèvre, Picasso (1946)|
|Nature morte a la pasteque, Picasso (1946)|
|La Feuille, Germaine Richier (1946)|
|La Vierge folle, Germaine Richier (1946)|
Next door is Antibes Catherdral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea d'Antibes), where I caught a glimpse of a bride going into the church for her wedding.
After all that walking around, I enjoyed a glass of the Provence rose wine in the town center. Surprisingly reminded that life is a parade.