Saturday, December 04, 2010

Cap d'Antibes

On the day we drove from Aix-en-Provence to Nice, we traveled along the French Riviera and stopped in Cap d'Antibes for lunch and a little look around. Cap d'Antibes has been a resort town for a long time.

See the fort on the more distant point in that last photo? Near where I took the photo, there was a reproduction of a painting of the fort that Monet had done in the 1800s, so one could see the painting from the view where the artist stood. There were a number of reproductions like this around the waterfront, as a number of great artists have painted parts of Antibes.

This plaque commemorates a British agent having been put ashore there by a submarine during World War II

If you click on that last one, depending on your screen you may be able to read some of the text.

This was part of the park area across from where we had lunch

Around here in suburban New York, people of Italian descent played a game like this called bocce. In France, it's called boules.

A fountain in the waterfront park

Next up, Nice!


Anonymous said...

Wow - it looks beautiful!

Jess said...

Thanks, Tobey. And yes, it sure is!