When going to a public swimming pool
Don't think that you can swim in normal swimtrunks (type boxer), No, you must use tight speedo's like a gay from the 70's. I felt like Borat's brother. That's because hygien reason, they say????? Still they neither wash or use soap before entering the water.
Though, they (or some) take a shower afterwards, but with their clothes on?? If one tries to take of ones swimming trunks off to wash, an angry woman storms in, but still, about 50 % of the women swimming, are swimming top-less. French people = Strange people.
Swimminig toys for the children are not for use, they are just on display.
Instead we recommend to go to the beach instead, even if it is cold in April.
- Family Travel
Although the taste of Anis is not likely to be for the common of the mortals, this apero drink is part of the local culture while sitting outside in the sun and the waiter will offer you some olives to go along
- Food and Dining
The Château Grimaldi was built in the 12th century and it was a residence of Monaco's ruling family until the 18th century. In 1946 the castle’s curator offered use of the château’s vast chambers to Picasso as a studio. Pablo Picasso came to the French Riviera after his war years in Paris and stayed nearby in a small hotel at Golfe-Juan. Four months of intense work produced 80 ceramics, 44 drawings, 32 lithographs, 24 paintings, 11 oils on paper, 2 sculptures, and 5 tapestries inspired by the sea and by Greek mythology. As gratitude he donated all works completed during his stay. The first Picasso museum in the world was born. And these paintings are really worth a look. “La Joie de Vivre” (the Joy Of Life) is probably the most famous painting of the period. View from the castle’s window is breathtaking as well. There is also a gallery of other modern artists -- Léger, Miró, Ernst, and Calder, among others.
Our favorite Picasso painting here? “The Goat”.
On the terrace visitors enjoy the Picasso sculptures and fantastic seascape. The gift shop on the first floor offers many different catalogues of different painters.
Musée Picasso open Tues-Sun 10-noon and 2-6pm; closed on Mondays and public holidays. Admission €4.60 adults, €2.30 students and persons under 26.
- Castles and Palaces
Storied houses in an old town
In these old town they obviously already long time agi started to built on top of eachother. Maybe in an attempt to keep all the citizens living within the safety of the citywalls, this was a must. In Antibes one can witness in some places the structure of the buildingblocks and be surprised about the fact that the houses must be terribly small.