Along the coastal area linking Nice to Saint Tropez, Vallauris is close to Cannes.
Golfe Juan is the modern part of town, with sandy beaches and restaurants. Villauris is the old
part with the historic center in a typical Provencal atmosphere. Here it is all about ceramics and
Pablo Picasso lived in Villauris but this whole region has fascinated and drawn artists. Antibes has a museum dedicated to Picasso with work that can only be seen here. These works where created by Picasso on the condition that they would stay at that spot.
Antibes is a festival town including the annual jazz festival which once was the first in Europe. The tongue of land of Cap d'Antibes has played a crucial part in the sailors era. Along the fortified bastions is an archeological museum. From the lighthouse the beautiful view can be enjoyed.
here, at Golfe Juan, the legendary Route Napoleon begins.