Hafen von Antibes

Eigentlich hatten wir unsere To-do-Liste für unseren Aufenthalt an der Côte d’Azur schon „abgearbeitet“. So nutzen wir den letzten ganzen Tag für einen Ausflug in das kleine Hafenstädtchen Antibes. Welches sich als gar nicht so klein herausstellte, immerhin hat die Stadt 74.120 Einwohner. Von dieser Größe bekamen wir im Hafen und in der Altstadt aber nicht viel mit.

Fort Carré
Fort Carre

Antibes – Fort Carre

We parked our car in a small parking lot at the entrance to the village. This was free and is advertised as a starting point for the Fort Carré. We circled this star shaped fort which gave us a great view of the harbour. A visit was not worthwhile for us.

Hafen von Antibes
Port of Antibes

Yacht Show in Antibes

Then we crossed the port area. There we marveled again at the many small and large ships. The largest yachts usually have at least two boats, one of which is only there for cleaning. The largest ship that came before the camera today was the 124.40 meter long "Katara". This belongs, how could it be otherwise, to the current Emir of Qatar.

sailing boat

After a lunch break at the port entrance of Antibes, we explored the city center. We found the small weekly market the most beautiful. Spices, flowers, meat, fish and vegetables were offered here. In order to see the real hustle and bustle of the market, you should be there before noon. Before we headed back to our car, we took our time and strolled a little through the cute little streets.

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Arrived at the car we drove south towards Cape Antibes. There are many villas and luxurious hotels and restaurants. However, the coast is very rocky, but there are still a few nice places to swim.


My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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