For those looking for prayer at a local mosque in Antibes, this is the only one I know off. French style villa building converted for congregational prayers.
Opposite Avenue Du midi.
17 Avenue Du Chataignier, 06600 , Antibes.
Just South of Antibes is the Cap d’Antibes - the rocky, wooded peninsula stretching into the Mediterranean sea. La Garoupe is the highest point of the peninsula. A trip to the Chapelle de la Garoupe is an unforgettable experience. Starting at the end of the Baie de la Garoupe, this walk is a charming and wild little path going around the Cape.
On the top of the hill we found the Sanctuary de la Garoupe (an old holy place with chapel and monastery). This place has been a spiritual place since the 5th century, when the Sainte-Hélène worship started. Small but very interesting church of Notre Dame de La Garoupe was built in the 16th century (it is also called Nôtre Dame des Amoureux).
The church has several nice icons including a 14th century Russian icon (captured in Sevastopol during the Crimean war in 1854). The church also has a collection of votive offering.
View from the terrace next to the church entry is breathtaking. The Orientation Table on the terrace contains the markings pointing to the important places (Nice, Antibes, Cannes etc). You can enjoy a panoramic view on the cape and the Mediterranean sea, going from the Lérins islands, the bay of Cannes, Juan les Pins, the old Antibes, the ramparts, and the Garoupe bay. For €1 one gets 5 minutes viewing time through the spyglass. Using it you can see for example the Baie des Anges resort where we stayed.
Nearby is the Phare de La Garoupe. The Lighthouse is one of the most powerful of the Riviera, it dominates the Cap and is to be seen from miles around. It is open to public and it is possible to climb on its top to enjoy a great view of the Cap at 3pm every afternoon.
For those who rush by, you won't even notice, but Irina immediately was amazed by the enormous bushes of Aloe that were growing on several places in the old town of Antibes, but especially along the boulevard Amiral de Grasse. This tropical fat-plant prooves the subtropical climat along the Cote d'Azur like nothing else, as it dies immediately after one nocturnal frost.
Just South of Antibes is a peninsula shaped rock stretching into the mediterranean sea. On it many villa's and houses of the obviously quite wealthy. A few wonderful beaches are there, but very difficult to reach as for the limited parking facilities. On Cap Antibes one can find several green and beautiful gardens (Jardin Thuret) and the Sanctuary de la Garoupe (an old holy place with chapel and monastry). Rounding the cape one meets the museum Napoleon, in which a collection of memorabilia from his time as well as before.
Actually, I am sorry but I would not tell where it is possible to find it.. cause if I do it won't anymore be the quiet place it is. I just can give a tip... do not be afraid to walk a bit away from town.
Have a walk in the Old part of Antibes. Enjoy the beautiful old streets of "la commune libre du safranier", the lively provencal market (every morning in summer), and the view from la promenade de l'amiral de grasse.
Unless you prefer to mingle among most tourists on the overcrowded or overpriced private beaches you can enjoy peace and quiet in a beautiful environment just nearby
have fun ..
The town of Biot is an easy daytrip from Antibes, and has a totally different feel. For more information and photos, please check out my Biot travel page.
If you can afford to, try to get out onto the sea - it's absolutely gorgeous! I didn't do this myself, but I found wishing many times that I had a rich uncle with a sailboat...
Visit the beach that the locals frequent, it is by the harbour...the French being French, you never know what you might see...